‘I will not be part of renaming a school after someone who did not and does not represent the undocumented community,’ said Edgar Castellanos, a District 60 school board member who came to the United States as an undocumented child.
Another local activist, Julie Contreras, works with an organization that runs shelters for undocumented children near the southern border.
She also spoke out against honoring Obama, accusing him of breaking his promise as president to help undocumented migrants.
‘From the time Barack Obama became president until 2017 when he left, he today is still the highest ranking president with deportations in our nation,’ Contreras said.
‘We feel that Barack Obama did disservice to us. He denied us, and he didn’t stop the deportations, the way he promised.’