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Immigrant and Refugee Children: New Guide for Teachers, Parents and Advocates

Written by Carmen Cornejo

There are currently 2.5 million undocumented young people living in the U.S. Many of them face a serious risk of being deported without their cases being adequately addressed in immigration court.

National advocates are fighting to have immigrant youths’ dignity and rights protected by distributing a comprehensive electronic guide with resources designed for teachers, school administrators, parents, and allies. Click here to review and download “Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff, ” created by the National Immigration Law Center, United We DREAM, and other organizations. 

It is similar to previous resources that have been posted for DREAMers but now includes useful information regarding unaccompanied minors and refugees, who comprise a good portion of young recent immigrants.

This updated guide stresses the denomination of schools and churches as sanctuaries, and the role teachers, administrative personnel, and others can play to form a protective cocoon around their students, armed with knowledge of federal law and policy.

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