CTA and the National Education Association have been at the forefront of the battle (in the state and in Congress) to secure full college access to all students, regardless of their immigration status. CTA and NEA are fighting for the passage of the Dream Act to provide all students in need with financial aid. Current law restricts the availability of funding, depending upon a student's residency status.
Educators are also concerned about the impact of the nation's broken immigration system on students and their families. CTA policy supports a system that values keeping families together, provides a path to citizenship for those aspiring Americans who are working in our communities, and ensures all students have an opportunity for higher education.
Take action now by signing the Student and Family Petition. CTA and NEA will participate in the national rally in Washington, D.C., on April 10. Be sure to share your story on how the broken immigration system hurts our students.