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Denver Public Schools apologizes for letter that said striking teachers on visas could be reported to immigration

Saja Hindi, The Denver Post
A large group gathered to chant during the Denver Public Schools Board of Education meeting Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in the Emily Griffith Campus lobby in Denver.
Daniel Brenner, Special to the Denver Post

A racial justice organization says Denver Public Schools is intimidating immigrant teachers who are considering striking, but district officials called it an error.

The Denver Classroom Teachers Association’s voted this week to authorize a district-wide walkout, calling for better pay for teachers. The school district asked for state intervention on Thursday that could delay the strike for up to 180 days.

However, on Thursday evening, the Colorado People’s Alliance posted a letter sent by a district human resources employee to a school, that stated that teachers on H or J visas who choose to strike will be reported to immigration and the U.S. Department of State.

“If they have a pending case and choose to strike, this could impact the decision on the case,” the letter stated.

Read the full story via The Denver Post.


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