MDCPS Superintendent: ‘Over My Dead Body’ Will Immigration Agents Enforce On School Grounds

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami-Dade School District took up the immigration debate Wednesday.

The district reports undocumented students are worried sick for themselves and their parents. And the school board issued what is essentially a “stay away” order to federal agents.

“Our people didn’t come to harm this country. They came here so their children could have a better future,” 10-year-old Jasmine Coach told Miami- Dade school board members Wednesday to a standing ovation.

Jasmine is a U.S. born citizen. Her mother, Laura, is not. She is a “Dreamer” who had been protected from deportation under the Obama administration.

“I’m more fearful now than in all my lifetime here in the United States,” Laura Coach said.

Laura Coach is a student at Miami Dade College. President Trump said he would not be rounding up Dreamers, but some have been, and Jasmine is fearful for her mother.

“I worry about one day when I come back home she’s not there, she might be called, she might be already deported. It’s very sad,” Jasmine said.

Amid that kind of anxiety over beefed up immigration enforcement and the promise of more to come, school board members took up a resolution refusing to cooperate in anyway with immigration enforcement.

Unlike the county that has agreed to hold me arrested immigrants for ice, the school board resolution says feds are not welcome on campus.

“It should never be at a school. They have that ability to come in other parts of our community, but the school should never be a place where any child is questioned or taken from our schools,” said board member Lubby Navarro.

Miami-Dade County Public School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho hugged little Jasmine coach, and issued and unbending declaration.

“On behalf of every single kid in this community, over my dead body will any federal entity enter our schools to take immigration actions against our kids,” Carvalho said.

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  1. Rene Acosta says:

    Hey Idiot, the Feds took Elian Gonzalez from inside a house that was private, I hope they go over your “dead body”(reduntant)to remove illegals, those concern about ICE knew they broke the law when they stayed here illegally, and since when is a school a sanctuary, schools belongs to the people not the School Board. This is how commie liberals think, everything belongs to them .

    1. Frank Morris says:

      Are you tired of paying for illegals, education, healtcare, Food stamps, crime investigation.. etc ? You are not going to be happy about this one. Obama’s executive amnesty program still up and running, handing out amnesty, work permits, social s cards etc. As you read this 800 applications/renewals a day being accepted. Trump could stop it with a strike of a pen. Leave a comment on Trump’s facebook page or Tweet. @realDonaldTrump @KellyannePolls @StephenBannon Keep your promise. We want DACA stopped. #EndDaca

  2. Palin Smith says:

    Focusing where the criminal aliens live.

  3. Hey Carvalho…..I’m sure that can be arranged….Deport all illegal aliens!

  4. “Unlike the county that has agreed to hold me arrested immigrants for ice,”

    How about you PROOFREAD or hire an editor?

  5. James McEwan says:

    Don’t do the crime, if you can’t do the time…… in other words, these people knew the consequences when they broke the laws by coming here….

  6. jb80538 says:

    DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS! Take the anchor babies with them!

  7. Over his dead body? Please take video.

  8. Thomas Lucas says:

    Nobody does anything to keep american families together. Why all of a sudden do you whine over illegal families being broken up. These illegals wouldn’t be good american citizens unless the government broke up the family first and made them liberals.

  9. BS, illegals out of US and right now. Most of them are criminals. Gang members and drug dealers.

  10. All illegals out! Clean up your own damn countries

  11. I believe there is a group of illegals hiding out at the Superintendent’s house. Send in the ICE SWAT team to check that out.

  12. p.s. The Superintendent is spewing Fake News. ICE never said they would be dragging kids out of schools.

    Much better to tail them home and get the whole family in one raid.

  13. by definition, if both parents are NOT American Citizens, than Jasmine is NOT a U.S. born citizen.

  14. Geo Carlson says:

    Why do we pay for them when we don’t pay for vet’s or elders.Ship them all out and let them compete to come back.

  15. Roe Bauer says:

    Start Putting these types of Officials in Jail…. The rest will get the Message, like Really Fast..!!

  16. Then Superintendent Alberto Carvalho let be over your dead body. I will be happy to pull the trigger if you step into my way of enforcing the law. If you want to protect a criminal, then you sir have become one. Do you understand that?

  17. There’s never any discussion about the countries these people are leaving. Why are they so bad? What caused them to leave their homelands behind? Why haven’t they worked on the problems back home? And if they’ve decided that their own country is “hopeless” why not come here legally and then assimilate? But no. We’re all told that everyone can come here, at any time, for any reason, and bring their country, their traditions, their flag, here as well. It’s insane.

  18. Karma will get the posters on this thread, god willing. Mean spirited bunch you are.

    1. Ignoring law, committing crimes, is an act of hate. Crime is hate. Criminals are a hate group. You support a hate group. You support hate.

  19. ICE can just post agents around the school every day. Lets see the commie superintendent stop that.

  20. If they are worried, LEAVE THE COUNTRY AND GO BACK FROM WHERE THEY CAME. They have ZERO RIGHT TO BE HERE in the first place, the SHOULD be worried.

  21. JohnPaulJohnes says:

    Unless Miami-Dade School District starts building schools inside foreign embassies they are SOL.
    American taxpayers will not pay school taxes to foreign schools, they are SOL either way.

  22. “Jasmine is a U.S. born citizen. Her mother, Laura, is not. She is a “Dreamer” who had been protected from deportation under the Obama administration.”

    So Laura’s mother came here as a child illegally, reached adulthood and had a child of her own (Laura), and STILL hasn’t applied for citizenship or a green card? Who wants to bet that the mother is on some type of public assistance (welfare), and had a baby ASAP to “anchor” herself here?

  23. Guy Gadbous says:

    School, church, grocery store basket ball game, it doesn’t matter where you are, illegal is illegal.

  24. Jon Lindberg says:

    Brilliant they will all start leaving on there own GOOOOOO

  25. It all works for me, arrest them all and deport them!

  26. I believe the authorities need to pay Mr. Carvalho a visit — for the sake of clarification.

  27. Barry Hirsh says:

    “On behalf of every single kid in this community, over my dead body will any federal entity enter our schools to take immigration actions against our kids,” Carvalho said.

    Well, Mr. Carvalho, that can certainly be arranged. Just resist federal law enforcement officers engaged under color of authority in the performance of their duties with force (deadly force if you’re really serious), and they’ll make you EAT that sentence in front of God and everybody.

  28. Clegg Jensen says:

    “On behalf of every single kid in this community, over my dead body will any federal entity enter our schools to take immigration actions against our kids,” Carvalho said.

    We’ll take your offer, you GD traitor.

  29. Tim Stewart says:

    He sounds just like George Wallace. “How dare you try to enforce Federal law here!”

  30. dlethe says:

    Big deal, they’ll just enforce in the car pool lane and school busses as everybody leaves the property on the way home.

  31. The concept of any sanctuary zone is illegal, unconstitutional, and not free from justice being enforced. Deal with it, lefty nutjobs.

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