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We need a fair immigration process that upholds America’s values and commitment to liberty and justice for all.
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NEA members at the U.S. Supreme Court for oral arguments on DACA in 2019.
Published: December 14, 2021

Dreamers, DACA recipients, individuals with temporary protected status, and other immigrants play a vital role in our economy and everyday lives.

We need an immigration system that is humane, functional, and just. NEA supports broad, inclusive legislation with multiple pathways to citizenship that prioritize keeping families together.

Letters & Testimony

NEA speaks up for the rights of students. Browse recent messages to Congressional leadership, and add your voice.

Bills in Congress

Learn NEA's position on pending legislation related to public education, and take action to protect our schools

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Immigration is in Build Back Better because the public, Democrats in Congress, and the President of the United States recognize undocumented immigrants as an integral part of the United States of America.”
Quote by: Angélica Reyes, high school history teacher, Santee Education Complex, Los Angeles
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Education Justice

Visit NEA EdJustice to find ways you can take action and fight for racial, social, and economic justice in public education.
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Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.