Educators from across the country will be taking part in the All In For Citizenship Immigration Rally on April 10 in Washington, DC. CTA has a delegation who will be there representing all members.Educators believe
students should be made to feel welcome and safe regardless of where they were born. This is why they will put their beliefs and advocacy for DREAMer students on full display in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol.
At the April CTA State Council of Education last weekend, council members sent a strong message of support
to all those facing the challenges our nation's immigration laws present. Council members also approved a new business item to take action supporting immigration reform efforts as well as participation in the May Day Immigrants' Rights March, May 1, 2013.
We know that everyone who wants to be in DC rallying won't be able to make the journey. But the distance doesn't have to stop them from Speaking Up and sending our message to Congress - call Congress at 1-866-632-6057
to demand that they pass commonsense immigration reform that:
- Addresses the millions of students and young adults who were brought here as children by their parents. America is strengthened by holding onto DREAMer students who love our country and are contributing to it.
- Preserves family unity. Families play a critical role in student success. Yet growing numbers of public school students live in fear that our nation's immigration policies will break up their families, forcing them to choose between their country and their mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers.
- Creates a realistic path to citizenship for the aspiring citizens who call America home. We need to ensure a fair process that takes into consideration what these new Americans contribute to our country.
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