Educating and advocating for all students
All students deserve the opportunity to learn without fear and distress. However, educators are witnessing firsthand the trauma students, their families and our communities are experiencing as a result of harsh immigration enforcement. Here are some resources to help you know your rights and to help your students and community.
Our schools need concrete policies and procedures in place to be prepared in the event of an immigration law enforcement action. Use this sample resolution to get your school board to designate your school as a Safe Zone. Then add your school district to the list of Safe Zones across the country.Add your school
- Use this NEA fact sheet for a list of things you can do as an educator to advocate for your students.
- Check out NEA's DACA Resources for Educators Supporting Dreamers page that provides resources for educators, students and families.
- Use this United We Dream Deportation Defense Card to help your students know their rights. Available in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and English.
- Email NEA to get a Supporting Immigrant Youth and Families presentation template so you can hold a “Educators United for Immigrant Rights” training in your community.
- Read 5 questions educators are asking about ICE raids.
Washington AG Immigrant Guidance