Students activate for civil rights
UPDATE, 11/9: Channel 4 story, Daniel Patterson supports the new (TPD) policy. "Students should be able to get an education. We need to keep Border Patrol out of our schools."
TUCSON -- I give a special positive salute to the hundred or more students from Catalina High who changed local immigration policy yesterday by protesting TPD and Border Patrol actions against undocumented students at TUSD schools.
TUSD, TPD and Border Patrol made the right decision after the protest to avoid immigration crackdowns at Tucson schools. Schools must be a safe place for learning for all, not a place for heavy-handed arrests by federal agents.
In other news in the city elections, big congratulations to our new Democratic city council members, Regina Romero and Rodney Glassman, and re-elected Shirley Scott and Republican Mayor Bob Walkup.
The council has some big work to to, including more TPD oversight and accountability, and a real water and growth plan with teeth and limits, that will protect and improve quality of life.
In Golden, Colorado, near Denver, my friend Jacob Smith was elected Mayor. That's great news for his growing western town.
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