Week Ending October 23
This week in immigration reform: Education Department releases resource aiming to assist undocumented students, #RacismIsntFunny website launches; and anti-immigrant bill fails in the Senate.
Education Department Releases Guide to Support Undocumented Students: In an effort to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education that prepares them for college and careers, the U.S. Department of Education released a resource guide to help educators, school leaders and community organizations better support undocumented youth, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The guide provides an overview of the rights of undocumented students, federal financial aid and scholarship information, and tips for educators on how to support undocumented youth in high school and college.
The US Dept. of Education has released a resource guide to help educators and their undocumented students succeed. https://t.co/vmYEMvgPEM
— NCLR (@NCLR) October 23, 2015
In Response to Trump Hosting SNL, NCLR Cosponsors #RacismIsntFunny Website: Following the announcement that Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump will be hosting an upcoming episode of “Saturday Night Live,” NCLR has joined with eight other civil rights and advocacy organizations to promote the website RacismIsntFunny.com. The site’s partners call on NBC and Saturday Night Live to rescind Trump’s invitation to host following the bigoted statements made throughout his campaign. The website brings together a chorus of people calling for NBC’s cancellation of Trump’s appearance, a growing list that includes Congressman Luis Gutierrez, and a petition with over 227,000 signatures via the site Change.org.
Bill Threatening Community Trust Policies Fails in the Senate: In the latest developments in a bill that we have been covering the past few weeks, S. 2146, the “Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act,” failed in the Senate by a 54-45 margin (the bill would have required 60 votes to pass).
Plain and simple, @DavidVitter’s “sanctuary cities” bill jeopardizes our public safety. Senate made the right call to vote it down.
— Janet Murguía (@JMurguia_NCLR) October 20, 2015