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LAS VEGAS – 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.