Thanks to for sharing this side by side chart covering: DACA4 BRIDGE Act (H.R. 496) 5 Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act (H.R. 1468) 6 2017 Dream Act (S. 1615 & H.R. 3440) 7 Hope Act (H.R. 3591) 8.
Download and share with your communities it https://www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/DACA-and-2017-legislation-compared-2017-08-10.pdf
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 https://rethinkingschoolsblog.com/2017/09/05/outrage-and-resources-for-teachers-after-the-trump-administration-ends-daca/.
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: https://www.rethinkingschools.org/articles/que-es-deportar-teaching-from-students-lives
“Deporting Elena’s Father” by Melissa Bollow Tempel: https://www.rethinkingschools.org/articles/deporting-elenas-father
“Who Can Stay Here? Documentation and Citizenship in Children’s Literature” by Grace Cornell Gonzales: https://www.rethinkingschools.org/articles/who-can-stay-here-documentation-and-citizenship-in-childrens-literature
“Resources for Educators Supporting Dreamers” from the NEA: http://educationvotes.nea.org/neaedjustice/daca-resources/
“U.S.-Mexico War: ‘We Take Nothing by Conquest, Thank God’” — reading by Howard Zinn; teaching activity by Bill Bigelow: https://zinnedproject.org/materials/us-mexico-war-tea-party/
A great list of books for teaching about immigration: https://socialjusticebooks.org/booklists/immigration/
Essential info for schools. Read If DACA Ends, Here’s What The Program’s Recipients Need To Know About Their Rights at http://remezcla.com/lists/culture/irli-daca-recipients-rights/?rfb
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 http://latinousa.org/2017/08/25/latinos-cant-go-home-home/
Read What Does It Mean When Your Teacher Changes Your Name? at https://rethinkingschoolsblog.com/2017/08/07/what-does-it-mean-when-your-teacher-changes-your-name/amp/
It always shocks me how many of my friends and their children assume a “US” name because they don’t trust that others will use their names correctly. I also find it interesting how children pick a name. A Chine friend, for example, picked “Sunny” because she wants others to feel that she bring a warm and sunny disposition to her surrounding.