|A pragmatic approach to immigration is critical for our students –the center of our communities. All students should have the opportunity to learn without the fear and distress that result from unfair immigration policies. Educators are witnessing the impact of this trauma on for our students, their families and our communities firsthand.
This is why educators support commonsense immigration reforms that include:
- Advisory for NEA Members Engaging in Immigration Advocacy (2/21/18)
- Supporting Immigrant Students & Families — Training for Educators (PowerPoint)
- Know Your Rights: DACA
- Know Your Rights-Immigration & Schools
- Know Your Rights: Immigration Enforcement
- The power point template derived from Education Austin’s very successful Know Your Right’s trainings for educators can be found here. Embedded in the slides and in the notes are many hyperlinks to helpful resources. This presentation is also customizable to promote and highlight relationships with local community groups and legal aid organizations.
- MALDEF/NEA FAQS on harassment and bullying based on perceived national origin
- MALDEF/NEA La Intimidación en la Escuela y el Hostigamiento Basado en la Raza, Etnia, País de Origen o Estado Migratorio Actual o Percibido
- Sample School Board Resolution & Policy on “Safe Zone” Immigration Safety
- FAQS on “Safe Zone” School Board Resolution
- Sample “Safe Zones” resolution for Higher Ed Institutions
- Know Your Rights : Educators for Immigrant Youth webinar- a presentation from NEA and our partners at the National Immigration Law Center. A recording of the webinar can be found here, the PDF of the slides can be found here.
- Lessons from Organizing for Sanctuary Schools & Campuses – a webinar presented by National Education Association, Law at the Margins, National Immigration Law Center, and National Day Laborers Network. Information presented on how to launch an organizing campaign to achieve safe zone status for local schools. You can view the webinar on Youtube here.
- For quick tips, share the “What to Do About DACA” graphic.
- MALDEF has prepared an Immigrants’ Rights Frequently Asked Questions for Students, Educators and Social Service Providers
- United We Dream offers tools and resources for its affiliates and supporters, to help with your advocacy and direct service work. Download your Deportation Defense Card at Protect Yourself and Your Family from Immigration Raids.
- The Dream.US recommends a list of other sites where DREAMers can find scholarships, programs, and local support. Click here to access Legal Resources.
- The National Immigration Law Center has developed a guide to help you Know Your Rights No Matter Who Is President.
- Your Students and Immigration Raids : What You Can Do
- United We Dream’s “Know Your Rights” flier
- Dreamers Welcome poster
- National Immigration Law Center’s FAQ on President Trump’s Executive Order Targeting Refugees and Muslims