As part of the family, parents should have access to any and every resource to help the family succeed.
Status of Current DACA Litigation
On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the government was terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. That same day, then–Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke issued a memorandum directing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to reject all initial DACA applications...
Enforcement Actions at or Focused on Sensitive Locations (ICE)
This memorandum sets forth Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy regarding certain enforcement actions by ICE officers and agents at or focused on sensitive locations.
New York State Attorney General regarding schools as safe havens (discusses FERPA)
Recent immigration-related actions by federal officials have created fear and confusion across the country. New York State residents, whom both of our agencies and the New York State Board of Regents have pledged to serve, have communicated directly with our agencies about the anxiety and questions these actions raised
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. By a 5-4 vote, the Court found that any resources which might be saved from excluding undocumented children from public schools were far outweighed by the harms imposed on society at large from denying them an education.
Frequently Asked Questions on Sensitive Locations and Courthouse Arrests
Residency and In-State Tuition for Undocumented students in NYC
This fact sheet provides requirements for eligibility as well as tuition for New York City.
Residency and In-State Tuition in TX
This fact sheet provides requirements for eligibility as well as tuition for Texas.
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.
Texas SB4 - What you need to know
SB4 is a Texas law that forces local governments and law enforcement agencies to do the work of federal immigration officers. It punishes local officials who choose to prioritize their communities’ safety over the anti-immigrant agenda of politicians, diverts precious local resources away from communities to serve the needs of the federal government, corrodes public trust in law enforcement, and drives victims and witnesses of crime into the shadows, making everyone less safe.
NYC DOE Protecting Immigrant Families
Learning how to develop and use a personal strategy for enhancing resilience
How do people deal with difficult events that change their lives? The death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious illness, terrorist attacks and other traumatic events: these are all examples of very challenging life experiences. Many people react to such circumstances with a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty.
Designation of Person in Parental Relation NYC (Form only)
Preparedness Plan Document National (Form only)
NYC DOE Protecting Immigrant Families
List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers - U.S. Department of Justice
Useful Websites providing legal services
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) in Texas
Public Schools in NYC
This guide is meant to give immigrant families a basic overview of their rights in the New York City public school system and is primarily meant for parents of school-age children, from kindergarten to 12th grade.
New York Specific
This toolkit will give the community more information and help them be prepared to protect their rights.
National Know your rights - ACLU
Know your rights when you're stopped by police, immigration agents, or FBI.
How to Use the Red Cards: Illustrated & Multilingual