As a bipartisan group of leaders of state and district education systems, we stand together to urge continued protection for the law-abiding young people known as Dreamers. They have grown up and been educated as Americans; most came here through no choice of their own, and many know no other country. They are working to make our communities richer and stronger. Pushing them into the shadows would hurt our schools and communities. We call for lasting protection for such students under the law, in the form of bipartisan immigration reform, and until that law exists, we in the strongest terms urge the Trump administration to maintain the protections that now exist under the DACA policy.
ABOUT CHIEFS FOR CHANGE
Chiefs for Change is a coalition of state and district education Chiefs dedicated to excellence and equity for all students. Chiefs for Change members lead education systems serving 5.3 million students, 330,000 teachers, and 10,000 schools.