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Protecting our students against Trump's deportation threats

President Trump’s recent threats on immigrants and refugees run counter to IFT’s long-standing positions on these issues. We oppose these threats that are forcing many of our students, members, and their families to live in a state of uncertainty and fear. IFT members play a critical role in our communities, so it's important to know what you can do to support immigrant rights. We are here to help.

Here are a few useful resources for IFT members:

Protecting Our Students
AFT’s Immigration resource page

PDF’s of Know-Your-Rights Handouts and Guides for Families in English and Spanish—From Creating an Emergency Plain to Do’s and Don’ts During a Raid

¡Si se Puede!: Improving Outcomes for Latino Children and Youth and Addressing the Needs of the Latino Community
AFT’s 2016 Resolution

Share My Lesson Immigration Resources
A collection of lessons to help teachers educate all students about immigration and create inclusive school communities.

Colorin Colorado Immigration Information and Resources
Information outlines what schools need to know about serving students who are immigrants or children of immigrants.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
The nation’s leading Latino legal rights organization.

National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
A leading organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants

NILC FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Why President Trump’s New Executive Order Is Still a Refugee and Muslim Ban

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)
An organization dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees for full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society.

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
A civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage.

News Articles:

ICE Signals Mass Immigration Arrests, but Not the ‘Millions’ Trump Promised

Trump Threatens To Deport 'Millions,' As He Kicks Off Campaign For Reelection

Trump threatens to deport millions beginning next week




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