CCSA Urges Congress to Pass a Bipartisan Solution to Support DACA Students

January 16, 2018

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The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) urges members of the United States Congress to recognize the importance and significance of permanently protecting students across the nation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as DREAMERS. CCSA joins others in the education community including the Los Angeles Unified School District and the University of California system in calling for a bipartisan resolution to this issue.

The following statement was released today by Jed Wallace, president and CEO, CCSA:

"We believe it is unconscionable to punish DACA recipients who were brought here as children, many of whom have only known the United States as their home. Many DACA recipients are attending, have graduated from, or are employed in California's charter public schools.

Dreamers have diligently earned their education, and built professional and personal lives allowing them to contribute to their communities across California and the nation. Without the protections of DACA, a lifetime of learning will be jeopardized.

Congress should consider the hard-work of each Dreamer and vote to ensure these students remain active and vital participants in our society."