December 10, 2017

Standing up for undocumented students

Read the entire article on Common Wealth Magazine by Kelly Garcia.

OVER 8,000 young people in Massachusetts — and 800,000 nationally — now face an uncertain future as a result of the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. Under DACA, undocumented immigrants who had come to the US before the age of 16, attended school or joined the military, and had not committed any serious crimes were able to apply for two-year postponements of deportation and eligible for work permits. With these federal protections removed, young people in communities across our country now feel the imminent possibility of deportation.

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