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Supporting migrant students

Public school educators across the city have stepped up to address the educational, socio-emotional and economic needs of the 6,000 migrant students, shipped from Texas, who have arrived in city schools this fall.

'Tolerance is not enough'

Speak Truth to Power, a collaboration between Discovery Education and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights supported by the union, illuminates students’ and teachers’ roles in fighting human rights abuses and offers educational experiences and online tools...

AFT, UFT educators hit wall in border visit

A group, led by AFT President Randi Weingarten and UFT/AFT Vice President Evelyn DeJesus, scheduled tour to check on the educational services being provided to the migrant children were met by armed border patrol agents when they refused to leave...

Keeping the Dream alive

The Dream Project, a partnership between Sacramento City College and area public schools, is but one example of the sort of educator-led projects that have sprung up across the country to protect and support undocumented children attending public...

Members learn how to aid immigrant students

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.

Resolution to fight the Trump administration's elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and to stand with nearly 800,000 immigrants who face deportation

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

United for DREAMers

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.

DACA end clouds DREAMer future

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.

Standing with our immigrant students

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