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STATE SENATOR

Ed Gomes

FIGHTING FOR OUR COMMUNITY

Bridgeport School Board Approves Safe Haven School District

Undocumented immigrant families in Bridgeport can rest assured their children are safe in our schools now that the Board of Education has voted to declare Bridgeport a Safe Haven School District.

The resolution was proposed after students and families expressed fear and concerns for student safety in the current political climate.

For too long, Bridgeport's undocumented immigrant students and children of undocumented immigrant parents have lived in fear of being separated from their families through deportation. This is a burden no child should bear.

Our schools should be a safe haven for all students, regardless of their citizenship status. Bridgeport's school board recognized this.

Senator Gomes rallies for Safe Haven schools.

This week I was proud to be among the over 100 community members who rallied, calling on Bridgeport's City Council to declare Bridgeport a sanctuary city. The Council sent the resolution to the Public Safety subcommittee for discussion during a meeting Monday night.

These are both important steps toward protecting undocumented immigrants in this city from harmful immigration policies.