District Votes to Keep Immigration Officers Off Campuses

CARBONDALE, Colo. — The Roaring Fork School District board voted this month to ask local police departments not to assign police officers to its schools who also participate in federal immigration enforcement activities.

In fall 2011, community activists spoke out about a police officer who they believe had led ICE officials to illegal immigrant families with children in district schools, Fierce Homeland Security reports. The district is 52% Latino.

The accusations led the Homeland Security Department office of civil rights and civil liberties to open an investigation into potential civil rights abuses.

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