By Mary Ellen Flannery Parents, students and NEA educators cheered the Obama administration’s announcement today that it would stop the deportation of hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers”—those young adults who arrived in this country as children—and instead provide them with work visas. “It’s wonderful news,” said Matilde Vallejos, a student services worker with Maryland’s Montgomery … Continued
Joaquin Luna feared his immigrant status would leave him unable to attend college.
On Monday, November 21, the National Education Association, Alabama Education Association and the National School Boards Association filed an amicus brief challenging Alabama’s H.B. 56.
The first-ever hearing on the DREAM Act was held recently and chaired by long-time supporter Sen. Dick Durbin.
NEA VP urges progressives to protect public education, help unlock opportunities for kids.
Update (12/18/10): The DREAM Act failed to reach the required 60 votes to move on to final passage by a vote of 55 for, 41 against.
This week, fears could be eased if the Senate votes in favor of the DREAM Act, a piece of legislation which would allow young immigrants who are students to apply for U.S. residency after going through a comprehensive six year process.