Everyone, regardless of country of origin, deserves a quality education.
Support strong public schools by taking these actions today.
Now that the House has passed the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), the ball is in the Senate’s court. S. 874 and S. 879 provide a pathway to citizenship—and certainty—for Dreamers brought to this country as minors, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and people granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for humanitarian reasons—populations that including tens of thousands of educators in our classrooms.
Email your senators and tell them to support the Dream Act of 2019 (S. 874) and the Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression and Emergency Act (S. 879).
The Alternatives to Detention Act recognizes that asylum seekers, migrant children and families, and other vulnerable groups should not be in dangerous, overcrowded mass detention centers. Instead, they should be treated with dignity and await the outcome of their immigration cases in settings like community-based supervision and support.
Email your members of Congress and tell them to cosponsor and support the Alternatives to Detention Act.
The administration has announced plans to capture and deport thousands of undocumented immigrants all across America. Though the raids have been delayed—for now—the safety, health, and well-being of immigrant children and families continues to be threatened. More than 160 national and state organizations, including NEA, have endorsed two bills to help keep immigrant children and families safe—and together.
Send an email urging your representative in the House to cosponsor the Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections (HELP) for Separated Children Act (H.R. 3451) and the Help Separated Families Act (H.R. 3452).
A bill to allow children to stay with other family members if their parents are detained or deported
A bill to protect children affected by immigration enforcement actions
A bill to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to use alternatives to detention for certain vulnerable immigrant populations, and for other purposes
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