MILWAUKEE -- Making Milwaukee Public Schools a "safe haven" for undocumented students and their families. The MPS school board voted to make its school a sanctuary district -- pledging to shield students from potential deportation and educate families about immigration issues.
It began with a rallying cry, dozens from the group Voces de la Frontera, and students from Milwaukee Public Schools, urged school board members to make MPS a "safe haven" for immigrants.
While plenty of personal stories were shared outside, in the meeting, school board member Tatiana Joseph says the district's "safe haven" policy hits close to home.
"No children should have to live through this fear," said Joseph.