Mammoth Unified School District has responded to the recent announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. The letter from Lois Klein, Superintendent and the MUSD Board is attached.
ACSA is an organization focused on student advocacy. We are deeply concerned about the potential impact of the rollback of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on California public school students.
DACA allows undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to legally remain in the country to go to school and find employment.
The decision to end DACA is a direct attack on California families and their children. More than 200,000 California students are impacted by the rollback. The end of DACA paves the way for fear among immigrants who send their children to our schools and expect security and a first-class education.
It is our duty as educational leaders to deliver a healthy and safe environment on our school campuses, while also providing students with the resources they need to grow into the next generation of American leaders.
-ACSA Statement and Resources, September 5, 2017.
California Department of Education News Release
Immigrant Legal Resource Center material and data from the Migration Policy Institute