Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal sent a letter to Washington school administrators earlier this week that details concerns about the well-being of undocumented students and their families. The Trump administration has maintained its call for an increase in removal actions, stoking fear across all immigrant communities.
"That is why the three of us are standing together to make clear that all students, regardless of immigration status, are not only welcome in our state, but have a right to be educated. The Washington State Constitution proclaims that it is our paramount duty to educate every child who resides within our borders; the U.S. Supreme court has ruled that all children in the United States, all children, are entitled to a free public education; and the Keep Washington Working Act requires that our educational services be available to all students."