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immigrant rights

News stories | January 4, 2018 >>

Sixty UFT members from across the city learned how they can help immigrant students who are at risk of harassment and deportation at an immigration training session at UFT headquarters in Manhattan on Dec. 7.

Union resolutions | October 18, 2017 >>

The UFT opposes the repeal of DACA and will work with the American Federation of Teachers to protect DACA-protected employees from wrongful termination.

Editorials | October 5, 2017 >>

These are anxious times for young people enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that gave 800,000 immigrant youths temporary resident status and protection from deportation.

News stories | October 5, 2017 >>

Fear and uncertainty have gripped immigrant students and UFT members registered with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ever since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in September the termination of DACA on March 5.

Vperspective | June 1, 2017 >>

Federal immigration agents visited PS 58 in Maspeth, Queens, on May 11 in search of a 4th-grade student.

Around the UFT | June 1, 2017 >>

Close to 1,000 demonstrators turned out for a rally in support of immigrant and worker rights in Manhattan’s Foley Square to close out a day of May Day rallies around the city and across the country.

Feature stories | June 1, 2017 >>

Fourth-grade teachers Alison Dempsey and Maria Koutras at PS 503 invited their students’ immigrant parents to share their stories of exile, sacrifice and success at the Day of Democracy, a schoolwide event timed to coincide with May Day.

Vperspective | May 4, 2017 >>

What is the definition of “American”? According to Merriam-Webster, an American is “a native or inhabitant of any of the United States.” Unfortunately, too many residents of this country do not define “American” this way.

News stories | April 6, 2017 >>

With a federal crackdown on undocumented immigrants spreading fear among New York City’s immigrant communities, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on March 21 that schools will bar entry to immigration agents unless they have a warrant signed by a judge.


Union resolutions | March 22, 2017 >>

The UFT will continue to work with the DOE and the City of New York to inform, assist, and protect immigrant families.

News stories | March 2, 2017 >>

After an election in which Donald Trump made building a wall to keep out immigrants a major theme of his campaign, educators at Brooklyn International HS embarked on a student art project to help turn their immigrant students’ fear and sadness into something hopeful that could reach others.

Union resolutions | February 8, 2017 >>

The UFT will advocate on behalf of UFT members and New York City public schools students who could face deportation or separation from family members due to deportation as a result of the reversal of DACA.

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