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Bribery to gain access to University does not guarantee knowledge, but it does dishonor it

Her daily routine is persistent and unchanging: in the morning, work for eight hours, and then innumerable hours divided throughout the week between books, note-taking, essays, and online consultations in order to earn academic credit for her studies at the Community College. “No money for anything else” is a common refrain among those who do not belong … Continue reading »

Betsy DeVos is Wrong: Schools May NOT Contact ICE Regarding Immigrant Children

It is Unconstitutional and a Clear Violation of DHS Policy Yesterday, directly contradicting decades-old Supreme Court case law and federal policy on immigration enforcement around schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos argued that individual schools can decide to report students and families to immigration enforcement. U.S. Supreme Court law ensures undocumented children are entitled to … Continue reading »

Is Trump Administration Gearing Up to Target Immigrant Kids in Schools?

Will DHS walk back or endorse assertion from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that schools can decide whether to report undocumented students to immigration enforcement? U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos yesterday embraced the notion that individual schools can decide to report students and families to immigration enforcement – an assertion at odds with the U.S. … Continue reading »

Dreamers and Advocates Launch “K-12 Week of Action” in Support of Dream Act

Dreamers and advocates are sharing photos of their six-year-old selves today, for a special #TBT in honor of the Dream Act and the dreams of those growing up. According to Organizing for Action, which spearheaded the campaign, six years old is when the average DACA recipient came to the US, and right now, Congress is … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Nearly Two Dozen Higher Education Institutions in Ohio Call on Congress to Pass Dreamer Legislation

774 Institutions Across USA Ask House and Senate to Keep Our Doors Open to Dreamers “Who Seek to Contribute their Best to America” Cleveland, OH – Twenty-two Ohio colleges and universities have joined nearly 800 others across the United States to ask Congress to “pass a long-term legislative fix as soon as possible to protect Dreamers, outstanding … Continue reading »

UC Lawsuit Is Latest Effort by Educators to Support America’s Dreamers

Education leaders across America, who have a first-hand appreciation for how and why Dreamers should be able to continue their contributions, have been among the most vocal in criticizing President Trump’s decision to end DACA. New lawsuit from the University of California system challenges the end of DACA: Today, lawyers for former Department of Homeland Security … Continue reading »

Immigration Goes Looking for Fourth Grader; Why Isn’t Kelly Keeping Agents Out of Schools?

In what’s been called a “disgusting act of intimidation“, federal agents from the Customs and Immigration Service showed up at a public school in Queens last week looking for information on a fourth grader, before being turned away by a school safety agent and an administrator. Immigration agents come to school To be fair, the agents … Continue reading »