Penn State’s Center for Education and Civil Rights & Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights hosted a timely discussion about immigration in a new Presidential Administration.
Speakers provided an “Immigration 101 for Educators” description of the recent executive orders on immigration, and also drew connections between immigration enforcement and schools. The program focused on educators’ rights and responsibilities regarding immigration, existing federal guidance for children from immigrant families, and offered ideas for communicating with families affected by these policies and achieving a safe learning environment for all children.
Who attended: Educators, counselors, and administrators in area school districts and charter schools, as well as preservice educators.
For resources about immigration:
- Welcoming Schools Toolkit for K-12 Schools
- Immigration After Election
- Table of Contents
- Powerpoint Presentation: Final Slides & Slide Handouts
- Know Your Rights, ACLU, Dec. 2016
- All Children Belong Here This is Our Promise to You: Anti-Bias Education Exchange, p. 34 (March/April 2017)
- Immigration Law and Policy After the Executive Orders: Five Key Points, Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia for Medium, April 1, 2017
- Fact Sheet: Information on the Rights of All Children to Enroll in School, U.S. Department of Justice: Civil Rights Division; and U.S. Department of Education: Office for Civil Rights & Office of the General Counsel, May 2014
- Education Week’s Blog: How Do Students Decide Whether to Discuss Their Immigration Status?, Corey Mitchell, Mar. 14, 2017
- List of Other Resources, compiled by the Penn State Center for Education and Civil Rights, April 2017
- For the Community: Learn and Know Your Rights, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, April 1, 2017
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center: