VOICE Wins Immigrant Protections in Schools & Recognition of Jewish, Muslim Holidays

Immigration
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 16:30

VOICE Wins Immigrant Protections in Schools & Recognition of Jewish, Muslim Holidays

At a 535-person action held in Fairfax County and a 275-person action in Prince William County, VOICE won commitments from both jurisdictions that County Police will not act as agents of Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). Public school systems in both counties also committed to honoring Jewish and Muslim holidays by issuing new regulations that student absences related to the celebration of religious holidays will not affect attendance records. There will also be no tests or major school events scheduled during those holidays.