20,000 educators could be deported because of the cancellation of DACA. Among them is Karen Reyes, a 29-year-old teacher of Deaf pre-kindergartners.
In speech to the National Press Club, Eskelsen García said educators will work to protect the hundreds of thousands of immigrant students in U.S. public schools.
With parents targeted for deportation, students are traumatized, often unable to learn – and increasingly turn to educators for solace and advice.
NEA-affiliated California Faculty Association adopts resolution calling for Cal State campuses to be a “safe zones” for students and families threatened by immigration enforcement.