Bakersfield, Calif. - The Bakersfield City School District sent a letter home Wednesday, urging parents to make sure their children attend school Thursday, in the wake of the planned "A Day Without an Immigrant" protest.
The "Day Without Immigrants" protest campaign urges local immigrants to not to go to work, open businesses, shop, eat in restaurants, buy gas, go to classes or send children to school, on Thursday, Feb. 16.
The campaign is a response to President Donald Trump’s pledges to crack down on those in the country illegally, promises of “extreme vetting” and of building a wall along the Mexican border.
The letter from BCSD officials reads that one of the most important things a student can do to "achieve academic success is to attend school every day." The letter ends by stating that the "safety of our students is always of top priority".