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June 19, 2020

A Look Back at How Undocumented Children Won the Right to Attend U.S. Schools

The fight over the rights of undocumented students has its origins in Tyler, a northeast Texas city where municipal leaders feared their school system would be overrun with immigrant families and students.

June 18, 2020

After Supreme Court Victory, DACA Educators Vow to Keep Fighting

An estimated 15,000 educators in U.S. schools are recipients of DACA, the Obama-era program that allows immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to avoid deportation.

April 24, 2019

100,000 Undocumented Students Graduate From U.S. High Schools Each Year, Analysis Finds

The new analysis significantly increases the annual estimate of undocumented high school students earning diplomas that has long been used in debates about immigration and special protections for immigrant youth who were illegally brought to the U.S. as children.

March 12, 2019

Democrats in Congress Revive DREAM Act for Young Undocumented Immigrants

The proposal, designed to protect Dreamers and recipients of Temporary Protected Status, likely faces an uphill battle to win support this time around from the Republican-led U.S. Senate and President Donald Trump.

January 22, 2019

DACA Status Update: In Place for Now, But Resolution Remains Elusive

U.S. Supreme Court took no action on the Trump administration's request to review DACA. Meanwhile, President Trump wants to link the fate of DACA recipients, thousands of whom work and learn in public schools, to his demand for $5.7 billion to fund a border wall.

November 20, 2018

Report: Deportation Fear Grips Immigrant and Refugee Students in U.S. Schools

The new report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization makes the argument that the current immigration policies of the U.S. government create too many barriers for students who are immigrants or refugees.

August 06, 2018

Trump Ordered an End to DACA Nearly a Year Ago. Its Future Remains Uncertain

As supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program celebrate a victory in court, another lawsuit looms on the horizon. The outcome in all DACA-related cases directly impacts K-12 schools.

April 25, 2018

Latest DACA Ruling Could Open the Door for Thousands of Immigrants in High School

Over the next five years, about 120,000 immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children would turn 15 and become eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

April 02, 2018

Trump Says DACA Is Dead. Research Shows It Raised Grad Rates for Immigrant Students

DACA had a "significant impact" on the educational outcomes of undocumented immigrant youth, including increases in high school graduation and school attendance rates, according to a recently released National Bureau of Economic Research working paper.

March 12, 2018

Immigrant Students Are 'Being Rocked in Really Profound Ways'

Even with the support of schools, the pressure the students face is daunting, educators and experts say.

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