“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.
At risk is the status of 800,000 immigrant students and youths who have been allowed to study and work without fear of deportation.
A proud DREAMer shares her hopes and fears.
“Can you imagine being five years old, getting dropped off at school and being afraid that you would come home to an empty house, with no idea where your parents are or if they’re coming back?”
“The deprivation of public education is not like the deprivation of some other governmental benefit. Public education has a pivotal role in maintaining the fabric of our society and in sustaining our political and cultural heritage; the deprivation of education takes an inestimable toll on the social, economic, intellectual, and psychological wellbeing of the individual, … Continued
“As educators, we’re responsible for the children who are here with us now. How can I help them while they’re here with me? That’s our bottom line.”
During Cal State Los Angeles’ commencement, students and faculty protest to honor immigration activist Claudia Rueda, who was not there.