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Dreamers are the American Dream

Dreamers are young, aspiring Americans – part of our communities. They are students who deserve every opportunity to learn, educators who inspire children each day, members of the military, our neighbors and friends. With President Trump terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Congress must act now to protect our Dreamers by immediately passing the Dream Act. Without the Dream Act, these Americans face deportation. These are their stories. This is their voice.

Meet the Dreamers

My dream is to become a teacher. For the past seven years, I've taken college courses toward this goal while working minimum wage jobs to cover tuition and support my family. I have less than two years left with DACA and I will not surrender — I’ve worked too hard.

Before DACA, I couldn’t teach. Now I'm going into my fourth year of teaching 3- and 4-year-olds who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Knowing that DACA is going away has been very emotional. But I can survive. I’m a teacher, and all I want to do is teach and help my kids.

My family and I migrated to the United States when I was four years old. I am now 22 years old and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. My dream is to become an immigration attorney. Without DACA, my future is at risk. 

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MORE VALUABLE RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS SUPPORTING DREAMERS


LOCATE SAFE ZONE SCHOOL DISTRICTS 
Sample resolution and district policy that can be used as a template or guidance for local school districts to create their own Safe Zones resolutions.


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