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“Jose reminds me of myself at his age—we both love math, we are both sons of immigrant parents who labored in the fields, and back then I was undocumented just like Jose is today.”
“We teach the children of these farm workers, and it was important to us that we help their families.”
Our Dreamers are students, educators, our neighbors and friends. Congress needs to act now!
“I find so much inspiration in the way my students are handling this.” — DACA activist and UMass Boston professor Loan Dao
The day President Trump rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), it seemed like my dream of becoming a teacher was being yanked out from under me.
“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
Dreamers and DACA recipients are turning their energy to a permanent legislative fix, the DREAM Act of 2017.
The fate of 800,000 young people brought to this country as children hangs in the balance as Trump weighs ending the program.
In Texas, educators joined the summer of protest sparked by the introduction and passage of Senate Bill 4 – which at its core is a racial profiling law meant to strike fear into communities of color across Texas.