Nevada

Las Vegas-area school district taking up sanctuary question

  • Carolyn Edwards, District F trustee with the Clark County School District speaks during a legislative panel meeting to discuss reorganization plans for the Clark County School District at the Sawyer Building in Las Vegas Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

    Carolyn Edwards, District F trustee with the Clark County School District speaks during a legislative panel meeting to discuss reorganization plans for the Clark County School District at the Sawyer Building in Las Vegas Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vicenta Montoya speaks during a Clark County School District board meeting, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. School trustees in Las Vegas, where almost half the students are of Hispanic heritage, considered Thursday whether to declare the nation's fifth-largest public school district a save haven for students, regardless of their citizenship status. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Vicenta Montoya speaks during a Clark County School District board meeting, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. School trustees in Las Vegas, where almost half the students are of Hispanic heritage, considered Thursday whether to declare the nation's fifth-largest public school district a save haven for students, regardless of their citizenship status. (AP Photo/John Locher)  (The Associated Press)

  • Clark County School District board member Carolyn Edwards listens to public comment during a board meeting Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. School trustees in Las Vegas, where almost half the students are of Hispanic heritage, considered Thursday whether to declare the nation's fifth-largest public school district a save haven for students, regardless of their citizenship status. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Clark County School District board member Carolyn Edwards listens to public comment during a board meeting Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. School trustees in Las Vegas, where almost half the students are of Hispanic heritage, considered Thursday whether to declare the nation's fifth-largest public school district a save haven for students, regardless of their citizenship status. (AP Photo/John Locher)  (The Associated Press)

School trustees in Las Vegas, where almost half the students are Hispanic, are being asked to declare an immigration safe haven for students regardless of their citizenship status.

Clark County School District board member Carolyn Edwards is proposing a resolution on Thursday that she calls a response to President Donald Trump's promises to deport people living in the U.S. without legal permission.

Edwards says she doesn't know how the other six other board members will vote.

She says she wants to reinforce protections for children of immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals order that former President Barack Obama signed at a Las Vegas high school in November 2014.

The fifth-largest public school district in the U.S. reports that 46 percent of its 322,000 students are of Hispanic heritage.