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Portland area parent arrested by ICE at school bus stop

February 25, 2020
In The News

School officials in Tigard-Tualatin School District say they're reaching out to legislators after the father of two students was arrested by federal immigration agents at a school bus stop last week.

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Oregon), is already working to get legislation passed. HR 1011, the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act, proposes to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit immigration enforcement actions at sensitive locations, including school buses and school bus stops when children are present.

"Targeting arrests where children gather is deeply concerning and does not make our communities safer; it only terrifies kids who must now worry about their parents instead of focusing on school," Bonamici said Tuesday. "Parents shouldn't have to live in fear of being arrested by ICE while trying to make sure their children safely travel to school. I have long advocated for Congress to pass my Protecting Sensitive Locations Act, which prohibits ICE activity at sensitive locations including bus stops, as well as schools, courthouses, places of worship, and other important places where our community gathers."