Students Without Status: Understanding and Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Students Webinar

October 18, 2017

Students Without Status: Understanding and Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Students

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
1:30–2:30 p.m. (ET) 

Jamie Fasteau, Principal, EducationCounsel

Carlos A. Guevara, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, UnidosUS 

Phillip Lovell, Vice President of Policy Development and Government Relations, Alliance for Excellent Education

Eduardo Mendez, Principal, Guadalupe Centers High School (MO)

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provides work permits and protection from deportation to eligible young unauthorized immigrants. Since its inception in 2012, approximately 800,000 young people have benefited from the program. With the Trump administration’s announcement that the DACA program would be phased out, these young people’s future and the future of the more than 700,000 undocumented students enrolled in K–12 schools across the country are now in jeopardy.

Supreme Court precedent and federal civil rights laws require states to provide equal access to public education to all children, including those who are undocumented. To ensure that undocumented youth receive an equitable education that prepares them for college and a career, it is imperative that school administrators, educators, and other personnel understand the unique needs of these students and receive high-quality training and support on how to best serve them.

Please join Phillip Lovell, vice president of policy development and government relations at the Alliance; Jamie Fasteau, principal at Education Counsel; Carlos A. Guevara, senior policy advisor at UnidosUS; and Eduardo Mendez, principal of Guadalupe Centers High School (MO) as they discuss DACA, the rights of undocumented students, and best practices for creating a culturally inclusive school environment. Panelists also will address questions from online viewers.

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Please direct questions concerning the webinar to [email protected]. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available at approximately 1–2 business days after the event airs.

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

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