Tag: DACA

Supreme Court Allows Dreaming to Continue

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The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the federal administration's attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation, including as many as 20,000 teachers (many of whom are much needed bilingual educators) and the parents...

Thousands of Educators, Many Bilingual, Fear Deportation

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Washington Post story of popular DREAMer teacher leaving highlights predicament of much-needed educators across the U.S. A powerful Washington Post column, “Our kids are losing one of their best teachers—because he’s a ‘Dreamer’” has focused attention on one of the reasons Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) is a popular and successful program...

Society-wide Benefits of DACA

According to a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has had a "significant impact" on the educational outcomes of undocumented immigrant youth, including a 15% increase in high school graduation rates, an extra 49,000 Hispanics obtaining a high school diploma, a 45% drop in teenage motherhood, and a 25% increase...

Trump Ends American DREAMers’ Hopes

Today, the Trump administration announced its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) while calling on Congress to overhaul immigration legislation. The program, started during the Obama administration in 2012, has allowed...
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