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Protecting our students
President Trump's sweeping immigration policies 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

¡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.

AFT’s Digital March
A call to action using social media. 

AFT’s Emergency Plan for Undocumented Students
Fifteen things you can do to protect undocumented students.

What to Do if ICE Comes to Your Door
A “Know Your Rights” flier in six languages from United We Dream. Thanks to the Champaign Federation of Teachers, Local 1925, for the translations.

AFT Know Your Rights
Dos and Don’ts for students and their families if ICE comes to your home.

Model Campus Safe Zones Resolution
Language was developed for K-12 school districts that are contemplating adopting protections for their immigrant students.

Sanctuary Campus Action Guide
Sample action ideas and a guide for planning and executing your action.

Resource packet for sanctuary campus events
These materials can be used with the Sanctuary Campus Action Guide. The packet contains draft letters, scripts, email templates, planning meeting agendas, instructions for Facebook Live, and ideas for banners and signs.

Trump’s Executive Orders against Immigrants
A summary of the January 25, 2017 order.  More info to come on the new Executive Order (March).

Important DACA Update for Higher Ed Faculty and Grad Workers
What you need to know about the DACA phase-out announced by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on September 5, 2017.



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