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We do not ask for students' immigration status when they enroll, and there are existing laws that help keep your children safe while at school regardless of their immigration status. Furthermore, SFUSD staff will not cooperate with any official seeking information about your children absent a court order.
Some have asked if there is a risk of SFUSD losing federal dollars given San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy. At this time, we cannot predict whether or not federal dollars may be withheld as a result of San Francisco and SFUSD sanctuary practices, and SFUSD will pursue legal and political defenses against such proposals or actions. Almost all federal revenue received by the district is tied to specific programs, most notably free and reduced meals programs, preschool, and educational services for students with special needs and schools with high concentrations of low-income students.
- FAQ on student and family immigration status (Español | 中文| عربي | Tagalog | Tiếng Việt)
- PreK-8 grade students can contact school social workers for support
- High school students can get support through school Wellness Centers
- If you are an SFUSD family member and have questions or concerns, you can call the Office of Family Voice at 415-241-6150
Resources from community organizations
- ACLU's guide to what to do if you are questioned about your immigration status (Español)
- National Immigration Law Center's Know Your Rights (Español | 中文 | عربي | 한국어)
- Muslim Advocate's community resources on Trump's "Muslim Ban"
- American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's Toolkit on Muslim Ban (includes resources in Arabic and Farsi)
Please note that this post is not a substitute for legal advice. If you need legal advice, contact an immigration lawyer.