There has been plenty of coverage of DACA recently, as hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients—and their families and communities—await the Supreme Court’s decision. This coverage has focused mostly on the image of DACA recipients as typically young, immigrant college-goers, but that storyline excludes many of the 650,000 current DACA recipients who fall within the range of 17–39 years old. While the popular narrative has served to prepare the higher education space for an organized response to the Supreme Court’s ruling, we must look beyond it to include the much broader reality of who many DACA recipients actually are. They are not just college students, but also educators and parents, and to support our students in primary and secondary education, we must support those adults as well.
To learn more, please review the #HomeIsHere Toolkit, which includes information for educators, families, school leaders, and district and state leaders on how to take action after the Supreme Court announces the DACA ruling, including resources to support you in understanding: the rights of all students, regardless of immigration status; best practices for supporting students; how to make your voice heard; and ways to advocate to elected officials.
This toolkit has been put together for the #HomeIsHere campaign by the educator working group, including Next100, Teach for America, the National Education Association EdJustice, ImmSchools, Immigrants Rising, the American Federation of Teachers, Chiefs for Change, United We Dream, and the National Immigration Law Center.