By offering temporary legal status to an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants, Obama's action will ease concerns about separating school-aged children from their parents and guardians.
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November 20, 2014
November 19, 2014
The president said Wednesday that he will use his authority to provide legal status to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, many of them parents to U.S.-born schoolchildren.
October 23, 2014
After reports that undocumented children were not being allowed to enroll in some local districts, New York State officials said they will review policies of the school systems which have seen large influxes of unaccompanied minors.
October 03, 2014
Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., school officials found a way to permit more undocumented parents to volunteer in limited roles.
October 01, 2014
At a panel discussion and film screening Tuesday, experts in education and immigration advocacy discussed how to build welcoming school communities for all students, like immigrants and English language learners.
September 29, 2014
The Pritzker Taubert Family Foundation is committing about $3 million in college scholarships for undocumented youth who will graduate next spring from Chicago's Noble Network of Charter Schools.
September 24, 2014
A new TV ad from the National Education Association features Spanish-speaking parents charging that U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger for a U.S. Senate seat, is standing in the way of making college more accessible to immigrant families.
September 03, 2014
While a majority of Americans support reuniting unaccompanied minors with their family members living in the U.S., the idea of allowing the undocumented children and youth to attend public schools is not as popular.
August 26, 2014
David is one of tens of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children who have arrived in the United State since last fall, bringing traumatic experiences, harsh memories, and hopes for a chance to stay permanently.
August 06, 2014
More than half of the 1.2 million undocumented immigrant youth who had met the requirements to seek relief from deportation have applied for the reprieve, according to a new Migration Policy Institute analysis.