The announcement of the impending end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program fills educators with sadness and anger. We know the impact this decision will have on the students and families who we serve every day.
Students are happier and better able to learn when they feel safe and welcome. They cannot meet their potential in school when they fear the deportation of themselves, their family members, or others who care about them.
As educators, we welcome and value all of our students, families, colleagues, and community members, regardless of their documentation or legal status. As SPFT members, we stand with the DREAMers and all immigrants and refugees who are part of our community, and we will fight like hell to keep you here.
- Teaching Tolerance on what educators can do
- AFT’s 15 things you can do to protect immigrant and refugee youth
- NEA’s resources for educators supporting DREAMers
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center on what to know about the end of DACA
- Resources from Here to Stay for immigrant youth