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FACT SHEET: LIMITATIONS ON DHS IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS AT SENSITIVE LOCATIONS

FACT SHEET FOR FAMILIES AND SCHOOL STAFF: LIMITATIONS ON DHS IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS AT SENSITIVE LOCATIONS

All children have a right to a free public education, regardless of their actual or perceived immigration or citizenship status or that of their parents.  Education leaders, teachers, students, and families, have asked questions about guidance that was released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that limits immigration enforcement actions from occurring at schools and other “sensitive locations.”  To respond to those questions, the U.S. Department of Education has worked with DHS to prepare this fact sheet, intended to help parents, families, educators, and other school staff understand the DHS guidance.

In general, DHS has explained that immigration enforcement actions may NOT occur at or in "sensitive locations." These locations include:

Schools
School bus stops
Medical treatment and health care facilities
Places of worship
Religious or civil ceremonies or observances
During public demonstrations

This DHS guidance is at: https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/sensitive-locations-faqs.

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