Educators can play a vital role by creating safe and welcoming classrooms for immigrant students and their families
Public Education for Immigrant Students: Understanding Plyler v. Doe
In June 1982, the Supreme Court issued Plyler v. Doe, a landmark decision holding that states cannot constitutionally deny students a free public education on account of their immigration status.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students
The uLEAD (University Leaders for Educational Access and Diversity) Network is an online community of university leaders committed to broadening postsecondary access and support for all students, regardless of immigration status.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): What We Know and Can Do Now
Get the latest information and updates regarding DACA.
Urban Refugee Education
This website offers a wealth of resources documenting obstacles faced by displaced children in obtaining an education as well as guidelines, strategies and advocacy priorities to support greater educational access and quality for urban refugee children
Information on the Rights of All Children to Enroll in School
This fact sheet provides examples of acceptable enrollment policies, such as requesting proof of residency in the school district, as well as policies that may not be used by schools to deny enrollment to your child.
Department of Homeland Security Sensitive Locations Memo FAQs
DHS Sensitive Locations Policy outlines how and to what extent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can engage in enforcement actions in sensitive locations such as schools, places of worship and hospitals.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Toolkit
In this toolkit, you will find a brief history of DACA, including an overview of the eligibility criteria; top five facts to help educators support DACA request efforts; extensive Frequently Asked Questions, and useful resources available to educators.
Temporary Protective Status: An Overview
This fact sheet provides an overview of how TPS designations are made, what benefits TPS confers, and how TPS beneficiaries apply for and regularly renew their status.
Immigration 101: Why Can’t Immigrants Just “Get Legal”, “Get in Line” and Get Their Papers?
America’s Voice provides an overview of the common misconceptions surrounding the adjustment of status for immigrant families.