Don’t Be Surprised if Your Immigrant Families Are Disappearing From Social Media Channels


Homeland Security will now begin to monitor social media of immigrants, residents, naturalized citizens, and all who associate with them.  More in US Homeland Security Will Start Collecting Social Media Info on All Immigrants October 18th at


Spanish Immigrants and the Maintenance of Spanish Through Generations


Interesting report in Spanish fluency in the U.S. decreases with each generation at

What is DACA and Why Does it Matter? A Podcast


A very informative podcast from NPR. Excerpt:

After the Trump Administration announced its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, we decided to put together a special podcast-only episode to help you make sense of the news. We break down some of the factually questionable statements in Attorney General Sessions’ announcement, hear from an expert on how DACA affects the economy and find out about one DACA recipient’s daring sacrifice during Hurricane Harvey. Plus, we open the phone lines and hear from you, our listeners, about what your DACA means to you.

Find the podcast as well as more on the topic at

What Does DACA Mean?




DACA RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS: Organizations, Books, and More


Many educators are faced with anxiety and fear among their immigrant populations. How can educators learn more about the situation their families are in and how can they prepare?  Here are resources for schools at


Many teachers in recent days have asked Rethinking Schools and the Zinn Education Project for resources relating to DACA and immigration. We’ve compiled a short list below:

“Qué es Deportar? Teaching from Students’ Lives” by Sandra Osorio:

“Deporting Elena’s Father” by Melissa Bollow Tempel:

“Who Can Stay Here? Documentation and Citizenship in Children’s Literature” by Grace Cornell Gonzales:

“Resources for Educators Supporting Dreamers” from the NEA:

“U.S.-Mexico War: ‘We Take Nothing by Conquest, Thank God’” — reading by Howard Zinn; teaching activity by Bill Bigelow:

A great list of books for teaching about immigration:

How Can You Help Your DACA ELs and Families to Feel Safe?


Essential info for schools.  Read If DACA Ends, Here’s What The Program’s Recipients Need To Know About Their Rights at

US Culture: Telling Others Using Languages Other Than English to Go Home


What if someone lives and works in the USA and is told to “go home” and leave the USA?  What if children are born here but speak a different language at home?  Should they “go home” somewhere outside of the USA?  This is a daily scenario for many in the USA.  Read more about it in Latinos Can’t ‘Go Home.’ They Are Home at

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