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Safe Haven Resolution

The MPS Safe Haven Resolution designates all MPS sites as a Safe Haven for undocumented students and families. The resolution outlines the steps the district will take to assure students and families that any actions that might be taken by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on school grounds will be opposed by all legal means available. 

Milwaukee Public Schools believes in the equitable and fair treatment of all students and families. We welcome individuals of all ethnicities, religions, cultural backgrounds, immigration status, and sexual orientation or identity. In this district, we are all valued and no one is pushed aside; this is a safe haven of learning and support."

MPS is committed to achieving The Safe Haven resolution by:

  • Creating a District Immigration Advisory Group in partnership with community-based organizations.
  • Designating a person at every school to serve as a resource to immigrant and undocumented students and families.
  • Developing procedures defining the appropriate steps to take if law enforcement comes to a school.
  • Continuing to follow the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

MPS does not provide legal advice to students or families. Below is a list of links to resources that may be helpful to undocumented immigrants, immigrants, and refugees living in Milwaukee County. While the listing may not be comprehensive, we do update it regularly. By posting here, MPS is not endorsing any organization but rather making resources available for families to review on their own.

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  • Video and Additional Resources
  • Family Preparedness Plan and Fact Sheets
  • Tool Kits

Every family should have a Family Preparedness Plan. While it is our hope that you never have to use your plan, it is a good practice to have one in place to help reduce the stress of the unexpected. This packet will help everyone create a Family Preparedness Plan, regardless of immigration status. However, because of the additional challenges immigrant and mixed status families face, there is also additional advice for immigrants.

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