Math teacher Dennis Van Roekel: “Educators know that providing our students — including our Little DREAMers — every opportunity to succeed is part of the fabric of our schools, communities, and our country.”
“As educators we need to share our students’ stories and be a voice for our students” — Kari Johnson, Wisconsin teacher
“Schools are a place where values are taught and reinforced. But when you have an immigration crisis” that affects DREAMers, “it disrupts the students’ learning”: Favianna Rodriguez
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.”