Sunday, February 12, 2012

Illegal Immigrants Say They're Afraid to Cooperate With Law Enforcement in Miramonte Abuse Case

These parents were afraid to report their fears to the police and their children have suffered. Some are still afraid to speak up. - - Donna Poisl

By Emma G. Gallegos

Some parents of students at Miramonte Elementary School have said that because they're illegal immigrants, they are afraid to cooperate with law enforcement in the Miramonte abuse scandal—despite pleas from the sheriff's department.

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of L.A. (they're the ones who said John & Ken listeners made threatening calls to them) has been coordinating with two attorneys bringing eight suits against LAUSD in the Miramonte abuse scandal. The attorneys each released statements earlier today calling upon the sheriff's department to go out of its way to let illegal immigrants know that it is okay for them to cooperate with authorities without fear of deportation.
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