Educators, families and student advocates urged to call their U.S. senators at 1-866-632-6057 as Senate prepares to take up immigration bill.
For educators, the congressional debate about immigration reform boils down to one overriding concern: providing a future to hardworking students for whom America is the only home they have ever known.
“We welcome the DREAM Act provision granting a five-year path to citizenship for those who entered the U.S. before age 16,” said teacher Dennis Van Roekel.
“The Senate’s bipartisan legislation is really a historic step, but it should not exclude the littlest Dreamers.” – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut
Fourth-grade teacher and mom Caroline Sweet says we must abandon policies that support a “haves and have nots” system. She’s even made her case to President Obama.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has begun “marking up” the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744), the comprehensive immigration reform bill from the bipartisan Gang of Eight.
“I’m here because I had great and amazing educators and school personnel, counselors and coaches.”
California teacher Leticia Arreola stepped in to help DREAMer student Itzel Ortega achieve her dream
More than 75 higher education institutions held immigration reform events and rallies on campuses in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
Montserrat Garibay is a National Board Certified teacher, a DREAMer ally and an NEA member from Texas who believes that educators should be a strong voice for their students and advocate for common sense immigration reform.