EL MONTE – The El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees on June 20 unanimously passed a resolution opposing the separation of children and families at the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal policy being enforced by the current administration. The policy has since been reversed through an executive order signed by the president on June 20.
The resolution cites examples of migrant children being separated from their parents after being detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and demands action from the government to end the practice.
“We pride ourselves on being a District that embraces diversity among our students, families and staff, who bring cultural richness that is critical to a gaining a well-rounded education,” Board of Trustees Board President Maria Morgan said. “It is disheartening to see the actions taking place now across our border states and, as advocates for children and education, we cannot condone such actions.”
Under the resolution, the District pledges to work with local and nonprofit agencies to provide resources to families and support the reunification efforts of more than 2,000 children who have been separated under the policy.
The resolution is available on the District website: https://bit.ly/2yJ5vxV.