By Mary Ellen Flannery When Angelica Reyes said good-bye to her students on Monday, the start of summer break in her Los Angeles school district, she didn’t know whether she’d be seeing them again this fall, or facing possible deportation. Reyes, who has lived in Los Angeles since her parents brought her there from Mexico … Continued
What exactly are the facts when it comes to the hot-button issue of Dreamer students and young immigrants whose protection from deportation is set to expire.
“It’s important that we let DACA families know that the union and community are in this together.” — Para-educator and DACA activist Saul Ramos
The fate of 800,000 young people brought to this country as children hangs in the balance as Trump weighs ending the program.
For many of America’s most vulnerable students, the newest round of immigration raids by the Department of Homeland Security is not just news but the stuff of nightmares.
Rocío Inclán: “As an educator I have a moral responsibility to speak up for our students, their families and for educators. If not now, when? If not us, mothers, daughters, and educators, then who?
“There was so much stereotyping about illegal immigrants, and I thought if people understood the stories and knew these kids, they might think differently,” says Annie Brewer, a social worker in the Salt Lake City School District in Utah.
National Board Certified teacher Montserrat Garibay spoke with more than 4,200 educators this week on a telephone town hall about how educators can advocate for the success and safety of DREAMer students and their families.
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Thanks to President Obama, DREAMer students can apply beginning August 15 to live and work temporarily in the U.S.