Immigration

The California School-Based Health Alliance believes in a world where all students have access to health care. We envision a bright and diverse California where every child is honored and celebrated regardless of their immigration status.

We’re proud to work alongside many of you to ensure that all children—not just some—feel safe visiting a SBHC (school-based health center). For many students, SBHCs represent a home away from home. They feel comfortable visiting their SBHC because they know staff can provide high-quality care, support, and guidance.

You can help make your school or SBHC feel even more safe for students by downloading and displaying the full-size poster above. It’s a small way to show your support for the right of all children, regardless of immigration status, to access health care.

Download Our Sanctuary for All Poster

     

All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. While it is our hope that you never have to encounter immigration officials (ICE) in your school or in your school-based health center, it is important to have a plan in place to help reduce the stress of the unexpected; most importantly, to know what steps to take in which case you do. We’ve gathered a number of resources you can use if need be.

Resources

For some tools to support undocumented students, see Immigration Resources.

To read about policy updates, see Immigration Policy Updates.