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“That’s our legal obligation.” Daniel Peou knows firsthand the power of making immigrant students feel welcome.He came to the United States from Cambodia at age 13, not knowing a word of English.Immigrants, one Furness ESL student wrote, “come here for their futures, and they are not trying to ruin America.They are trying their best to become the good citizens.“Their parents are not sending them to school, because they’re afraid.And if they’re not feeling well emotionally, they can’t learn.” Responding to pleas from teachers, advocates, and students, the Philadelphia School District this year is implementing mandatory training in keeping the system’s tens of thousands of immigrant children safe and supported in the current political climate.He landed at Furness, where he learned the language and began to feel he belonged, despite the challenges of adjusting to life in a new country.“We want our parents and students to know that we’re here to support them,” Peou said.

In the new world order, would authorities come for them?A native Philadelphian – and a product of the school system and Temple University – she has written about everything from crime and county government to education since joining the Inquirer in 2000.Kristen is a Pulitzer Prize winner, part of a team whose "Assault on Learning" series about violence in the Philadelphia schools won the 2012 prize for public service for the Inquirer.And if they did, would their teachers protect them?“A lot of my students are in crisis right now,” said Tiffany Lorch, a Furness teacher of English as a second language.