LG_socjus_immagration_201aOur nation’s prosperity has always depended on the contributions of diverse and vibrant immigrant communities. The fabric of the American dream is woven tightly with the millions upon millions of stories of strivers and dreamers.

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:

  • Addressing the millions of students and young adults who were brought here as children by their parents.
  • Preserving family unity.
  • Creating a realistic path to citizenship for the aspiring citizens who call America home.

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Supreme Court case draws educators fighting for immigrant students, families

It was only the second trip to Washington, DC, for teacher Areli Zárate, and the pace and button-downed demeanor of Capitol Hill denizens served as a stark reminder that she was a long way from home in Austin, Texas. But no matter. Zárate was here to give voice to her students, their families and millions of others whose fate hinges on a legal challenge discussed this week in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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