NEA speaks up for the rights of students. Browse recent messages to Congressional leadership, and add your voice.
Every day, educators encounter students consumed by stress and anxiety about what the future holds—for themselves and their families. More than 18 million children under age 18 have a parent born outside the United States—and nearly 40 percent of them live in households where neither parent is a U.S. citizen.
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
VOTE NO on the Secure the Border Act (H.R. 2)
Submitted on 05/08/2023
NEA Urges Secretary Mayorkas to Uphold the Right to Asylum
Submitted on 02/09/2023
NEA Urges Congressional Action on a Range of Priorities in Lame Duck Session
Submitted on 11/18/2022
Bills in Congress
Learn NEA's position on pending legislation related to public education, and take action to protect our schools
HR 2 Secure the Border Act www.congress.gov
Introduced on 05/02/2023
This bill would restore Trump-era medieval solutions to modern-day problems.
HR 5376 Build Back Better Act www.congress.gov
Introduced on 06/27/2021
A once-in-a-generation opportunity to make a real difference in the daily lives of students, educators, and families.
HR 6 American Dream and Promise Act www.congress.gov
Introduced on 03/03/2021
A bill that would provide a 13-year path to citizenship for more than 4 million undocumented immigrants.
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.”