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CLE sues BPS for student information shared with ICE

On June 21, 2018, the Center for Law and Education, in conjunction with a coalition of students’ rights groups, filed a lawsuit against Boston Public Schools (“BPS”) to obtain public records that are being improperly withheld regarding BPS’ disturbing practice of sharing information with federal immigration officials, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) via the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC).

The Massachusetts Supervisor of Records has already ordered BPS to disclose records related to this school-to-deportation pipeline, but BPS refuses to share any information. The initial public records request and this subsequent lawsuit seek to understand the extent to which BPS shares such student information with the BRIC. “The public, and certainly parents of schoolchildren, have a right to know what student information is being shared with ICE and other law enforcement officials,” said Kathy Boundy, Co-Director of the CLE, who spearheaded the original records request.

Read the full press release here.

Read the full complaint here.