Immigration and Education

Introduction


Educators often act as confidants for immigrant students, and should understand how a student’s immigration status can impact their life at school. It is important for educators to be aware of the rights and privacy afforded to immigrants at school. There are also many opportunities for educators to be of service to immigrant communities outside of the classroom.

 

Resources

Immigration Resources for Teachers and Educators
By: The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
Through this resource, teachers and educators can provide support to immigrant students, their families, and others in the community.

Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for School Support Staff
By: The American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
A guide for educators, school support staff and service providers who teach, mentor and help open the doors of opportunity for undocumented youth, unaccompanied minors, and refugee children currently living in the United States.

Educational Rights of Immigrant Students Now That DACA is Rescinded
By: The American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
This resource gives updated information about how schools can help students after the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Limitations on DHS Immigration Enforcement Actions at Sensitive Locations
By: U.S. Department of Education
This fact sheet details the provisions of “sensitive locations” and what that means for schools and teachers.

Understanding the Sanctuary School & Safe Zone Movement
By: Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
A quick guide for educators on how to support vulnerable student populations by understanding the Sanctuary School and Safe Zone Movement.

 

 

Immigration and Education
Immigration and Education
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