Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Breaking: Secretary Duncan Offers Guidance to Educators Concerning Undocumented Students

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English: Seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Two years ago, the Department of Homeland Security began offering the opportunity for young people to request consideration for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and obtain temporary relief from removal from the United States.  Over 580,800 young people from all over the world have received DACA since 2012. Today, current and former students who requested DACA beginning in 2012 are now becoming able to request consideration for renewal of DACA. 

Secretary Duncan recently wrote a letter to educators concerning how they could help support undocumented students who are requesting DACA relief or who are requesting renewal of DACA relief.  You can read the Secretary's letter here. Further information on DACA is available here.  Also our friends at the CEC Policy Insider blog have more on the topic here.

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