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.
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June 19, 2020
June 18, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Even with the support of schools, the pressure the students face is daunting, educators and experts say.