CEA statement on DACA

CEA President Kerrie Dallman’s statement, Sep. 1, on possible action from the Trump Administration concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for undocumented students (who are commonly referred to as DREAMers)…

“All students have the right to learn, including the innocent children protected by DACA. The president may soon make an awful decision to rescind DACA, and that would be a deep wound for every educator who advances opportunity for these children every day as they study in the only land they have ever called home. Many brilliant educators would be subject to deportation too, and our state will be immeasurably weaker without their professionalism and heartfelt dedication for students. We won’t stand for political games that will rip so many bright, young minds out of Colorado and our country. Our 36,000 members vow to stand up for the rights of our undocumented students and their families in this very dark moment, and we insist Colorado officials at every level do the same.”