“The U.S. has a long and complicated immigration history. Different groups of immigrants have been favored, accepted, discriminated against, and even banned from entering the country because of prevailing laws, policies, practices, and public perceptions harbored by dominant members of society…” — Michael Sulkowski (2017)
“[A]ccording to the 1982 U.S. Supreme Court case, Plyler v. Doe (457 U.S.202), asking students questions about their immigration status may discourage students from unauthorized families from enrolling in school, thus violating their federal right to a FAPE”* — Michael Sulkowski (2017)
*Free Appropriate Public Education
How the Stress of Separation and Detention Changes the Lives of Children | Professor of child health and development, speaks to the traumatic, life-altering permanent psychological effects of detention.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) posted a position statement : Families Belong Together
The Current Migrant Crisis Was Created by US Foreign Policy, Not Trump | The roots of our migrant crisis trace back to decades of US interventionism and bloody coups in Central America. By Rebecca Gordon