After a harrowing six-month stay in a detention center for undocumented immigrants, Wildin Acosta is back in school where he belongs.
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“As we celebrate Wildin’s positive outcome, we need to remember there are many more students in detention.”
‘We’re losing a generation of kids under the McCrory administration, and that’s heartbreaking.”
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“America would be better served if these raids targeted criminals, rather than young people who want to get an education and be safe.”
In North Carolina and Mississippi, discrimination has been signed into law.
“The stories they come to school with are heartbreaking.”
Acosta, a model student who is still determined to graduate, has sent word to his teachers asking them to please send his homework to the immigration detention center.
As a young teacher in an all-Black segregated school in NC, when Willa Johnson taught her students how to register to vote she was summoned to the principal’s office and summarily fired.