The Wake County PTA Council recognizes that the United States began as a country of immigrants and that the resulting blend of cultures enriches our nation. We also believe that all children residing in the United States, regardless of their immigration status, have the right of access to a quality public education, adequate food and shelter, and basic health care services. Ensuring that our schools are safe and supportive for all students and their families will facilitate the physical safety and emotional well-being of all children in the District and is essential to students’ ability to achieve.
Wake County PTA Council advocates for our schools to be a safe place for its students and their families to seek help, assistance, and information if faced with fear and anxiety about immigration enforcement efforts; that law enforcement honor the policy not to involve schools and other sensitive locations, and that principals and school staff are encouraged to work with and support families and students who express concern about immigration enforcement actions at school, including students who may not be attending school because of such concerns.
The Wake PTA Council supports the following statements: