What’s next for Dreamers? 7 things to know if you’re a DACA recipient
The day Dreamers have feared became a reality on Tuesday when the Trump Administration decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Starting this week, DACA recipients, known as Dreamers, will lose their protections when their permits expire unless Congress acts before the program ends in March. What does the end of DACA mean for Dreamers?...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | September 7, 2017 3:27 pm
LAUSD board President Ref Rodriguez on DACA and his parents’ sacrifices for his education: ‘I’m someone’s dream deferred, so I could have something better’
For this school board president, the end of DACA is personal. Ref Rodriguez’s dad has only a third-grade education, and his mom left school at sixth grade. They were migrant workers in Mexico who came to the United States to offer their children a better future through education. So Tuesday’s announcement that the Trump Administration...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | September 6, 2017 7:01 pm
LA Dreamers: ‘They may have cut our wings, but we will find a way to keep flying’
Los Angeles “Dreamers,” faith leaders, educators, elected officials, and community leaders reacted with outrage to the Trump administration’s announcement ending DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. There were tears among the dozens gathered at the Edward Roybal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles right after Tuesday’s announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | September 5, 2017 3:52 pm
Los Angeles educators and leaders speak with one voice in support of DACA students
Educators and local leaders in Los Angeles came out fast and strong against Tuesday’s announcement ending DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and in support of the hundreds of thousands of students it has protected. Many worry about the effect on the families and children in schools. Here is a collection of statements with links...
By Mike Szymanski | September 5, 2017 2:02 pm
‘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