‘Erasing their lives’: Education advocates slam Trump’s decision to end DACA
The education world was quick and unsparing in its criticism of President Trump’s decision Tuesday to phase out protections for nearly 800,000 undocumented young people through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, more commonly known as DACA. In a press conference Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Trump administration was rescinding DACA because the “open-ended...
By Carolyn Phenicie | September 5, 2017 11:58 am
LAUSD leaders decry Trump Administration decision to end DACA’s protections for immigrant children
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday morning that protections for young immigrants under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will end in six months unless Congress acts before then. The Obama-era executive order has protected nearly 800,000 children since 2012 who were brought to the U.S. from deportation and allowed them to work legally in the U.S. LA Unified...
By Sarah Favot | September 5, 2017 9:15 am
‘Do not be afraid to take your children to school,’ says Los Angeles father who was spared deportation
At the end of six months in detention where he was one step away from deportation, the father arrested by ICE agents outside his daughter’s school celebrated his freedom Friday and urged immigrant parents to fight fear and keep taking their children to school. “We are here to give our children an education and we...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | September 1, 2017 2:42 pm
JUST IN: Father who was arrested by ICE agents outside daughter’s LA charter school is freed
*UPDATED An immigration judge on Wednesday approved the release of Rómulo Avélica-González, who posted a $6,000 bond and was reunited with his family after he left an Adelanto detention facility. Avélica-González’s case drew national attention after he was arrested while dropping off his 12-year-old daughter, Yuleni, at Los Angeles public charter school. Another daughter, Fátima,...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | August 30, 2017 12:20 pm
How Trump’s immigration crackdown is traumatizing students across the U.S. — including many born here
This is the third article in a series produced in collaboration with The Guardian examining the climate affecting immigrant school children and their parents as the new school year begins. See a version of this article at TheGuardian.com. Gathered around a camera in their family’s kitchen, the four Duarte children pleaded for help. When their undocumented...
By Mark Keierleber | August 25, 2017 3:52 pm
Immigration agents inside schools? Why some activists are warning undocumented students about Trump’s policy shifts
This is the second article in a series produced in collaboration with The Guardian examining the climate affecting immigrant school children and their parents as the new school year begins. See a version of this article at TheGuardian.com. One student exchanged hand gestures with a classmate in the school hallway. Another drew graffiti in his...
By Mark Keierleber | August 24, 2017 2:09 pm