Indianapolis -- Indianapolis Public Schools passed a resolution on Thursday reaffirming their commitment to educating children, no matter what their immigration status.
Community members and parents concerned about families being broken up, or students being pulled out of school came out in force Thursday evening.
“My kids specifically come home telling me about some of the issues they hear on the news and about how some of the other kids are fearful,” said Marty Martinez. “Sometimes you don’t’ know what the situation is or if their parents will be separated from them. I believe that is not providing a real positive learning environment.”
The resolution passed with a unanimous vote.
Although it cannot protect all families at all times, it does resolve to protect children when they are on school grounds.
RELATED | Local impact: Indiana immigrants worried about their future under Trump's presidency | Syrian family finds refuge, new beginning in Indianapolis | Hundreds attend 'Day Without Immigrants' march in Indianapolis