Campaign: Sanctuary Schools
The Chicago Teachers Union is committed to protecting our students, our schools and our communities.
Although Chicago calls itself a “Sanctuary City,” this city still needs to adopt many more actions and policies that would increase protections for all students—especially our most vulnerable students who are immigrants, Muslims and LGBTQI. Even as the union joins the fight for these changes, we hope to provide resources for our members to use right now in supporting and protecting students who live under direct threat every day.
What Does “Sanctuary” Mean?
Know Your Rights for Immigrants
- What To Do if ICE Arrives –ACLU
- What To Do if ICE Arrives (Spanish) –ACLU
- Emergency Planning Sheet (Spanish & English)
- What to Do if ICE Comes to Your Door (in six languages) —United We Dream and Champaign Federation of Teachers
- Reporting ICE Activity (Spanish & English)—OCAD
- A Brief Guide for Sharing Reports of Raids on Social Media —DRUM
- Know Your Rights: ICE Visits and Travel —CAIR
- How to Protect Your Family in Case of a Raid —Heartland Alliance
- Know Your Rights (English/Spanish) —Enlace Chicago
Get Legal Aid for Families
Join the Fight for Expanded Sanctuary
CTU Organizer Rebecca Martinez is always ready to bring more members into the fight for expanded sanctuary. Fill out the form below to contact her about the campaign. Our students and their families need us!