Tools and resources for educators, families, and communities to understand policies that impact immigrants in the US and learn ways to support this population.

Videos of Past CECR Events

Catch up on the CECR events you may have missed, here. For events specifically on immigration, please visit "Immigration in a New Administration: What Educators Need to Know" or "Educating and Supporting Children from Immigrant Families: What Educators Need to Know."

Resources for Immigrant Families

Know Your Rights

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Dec. 2016

For the Community: Learn and Know Your Rights

Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, April 1, 2017

Spanish-language Video to Support Immigrant Parents

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors

The Rights of Children

Welcoming Immigrant Students in School (English and Spanish)

Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA)

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

Information on the Rights of Unaccompanied Children to Enroll in School and Participate Meaningfully and Equally in Educational Programs

US Department of Justice and US Department of Education

Immigrant Students' Rights to Attend Public Schools [Alert] English & Spanish

Intercultural Development Research Association

Immigrant Students' Rights to Attend Public Schools [Slides]

Intercultural Development Research Association

Providing Support in a Time of Fear

School Resources

Help for Immigrant Families: Guidance for Schools

As a trusted institution in immigrant families’ lives, schools can play a critical role in ensuring immigrant families have access to important information and resources during these turbulent and scary times. This resource details what schools can do to help.

Welcoming Schools Toolkit

Social Justice Lawyering Clinic Students created this toolkit to provide students, parents, and educators with the tools to advocate for schools that are committed to ensuring that all students—regardless of their immigration status—are welcome, safe, and protected in the school environment. 

Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff

A guide by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) regarding immigrant and refugee students (includes description of immigration process for educators to learn more as well as guides about process to prepare in advance of any immigration enforcement activity)

Supporting Students from Immigrant Families

By Teaching Tolerance: “Educators who work with immigrant communities want to know how to best support students and their families. We created this web package to supply the types of resources educators have told us they need. We’ll continue to make updates, knowing that immigration policies and practices in the United States—and the corresponding needs in schools—are changing swiftly.”

What Do I Say to Students About Immigration Orders?

What to say to students and other specific actions teachers can take—with links to resources

5 Questions Educators are Asking about ICE Raids and Supporting Immigrant Youth

Q & A for educators after the executive order

Your Students And Immigration Raids

What You Can Do: NEA fact sheet about immigration raids (includes links to other district examples)

Supporting Undocumented, Immigrant, and Refugee Students

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth

US Department of Education

Immigration in a New Administration: What Educators Need to Know

Penn State's Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic

First-of-its-kind Survey Reveals Alarming Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Public Schools

The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles

Ten Myths About Immigration (Updated)

Resource by Teaching Tolerance on the facts about immigration in the US

Dreamers and DACA: Information for Schools

Colorín Colorado

DACA Stories: Saba Nafees

General Resources on Immigration

Immigration After the Election

Penn State's Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic

Educational Rights of Immigrant Children Now that DACA Is Rescinded 

American Federation of Teachers

Education Interview of the Month: Greg Smith Interviews Patricia Gándara on Immigration 

National Education Policy Center, September 2018