I’ve converted the original post about this story into a “The Best…” list. This move by the Obama Administration, I believe, will have a big affect on student motivation in the classroom:
More Than A Million Immigrant Youth Eligible For Deportation Relief is a Learning The Language post at Education Week that shares state-by-state numbers on who’s eligible for the relief promised by last week’s immigration announcement by the Obama Administration.In our state of California, the number is 350,000.
Here’s an embedded video of President Obama’s comments on his administration’s immigration policy change:
And here’s a transcript of his remarks.
The New York Times reported on his comments.
Obama’s New Immigration Policy Looks a Lot Like the DREAM Act is from The Atlantic.
Here’s an update from The New York Times
Obama administration stops deporting some young immigrants is from CNN.
Obama’s Immigration Shift: Good Policy, Better Politics is from The New Yorker.
The Washington Post has just published an article headlined Administration plan could spare hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants from deportation. Here’s an excerpt:
The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies.
The policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It also bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served in the military.
Republicans’ Bad-Faith Objections to Letting DREAMers Stay is from Mother Jones, and is really good.
The Dreamers’ dreams: young immigrants tell their stories is a great interactive about the impact of President Obama’s recent change on his immigrant policy. Ironically, it’s from The Guardian, a UK newspaper. Here’s how they describe it:
Thanks to President Barack Obama’s recent decision to relax some deportation rules, an estimated 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who have grown up in the US are now eligible to work and go to school. Now, 60 of them tell us about their dreams and goals for the future and how they plan to achieve them
This video was made before the change, but it’s a great one:
Gaby Pacheco, a leader of the campaign to get the DREAM act, spoke at the American Federation of Teachers Convention.
Here organization’s website, United We Dream, is clearly the best place to get information about the Obama Administration’s recent decision to institute a limited DREAM Act. I’m adding this info to The Best Resources On The Obama Administration’s Plan To Partially Implement The DREAM Act.
“1st line of defense for ESL students are ESL teachers… I want to thank all the ESL teachers,” United We Dream ldr Gaby Pacheco
— Mary Cathryn Ricker (@mcricker) July 30, 2012
Here are some good resources from CNN:
Which illegal immigrants will benefit most from Obama’s deportation relief? is from The Washington Post.
High School Teachers Are Key Resource for DREAMers is from US News.
Dems try to give young illegals licenses is from The San Francisco Chronicle.
HOW YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR DEFERRED ACTION is from LA DREAM Act Lawyers.
It looks like these two sites are the “go to” ones for anyone who wants information on the initiative.
You can read more about them at the Learning The Language blog at Education Week.
“More Than 100,000 Young Immigrants Granted Temporary Reprieve From Deportation” is a report from The PBS News Hour. I’m embedding the video below, and you can see the transcript here.
Watch Over 100,000 Young Immigrants Granted Deportation Reprieve on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.
For Undocumented Immigrants, High Schools Can Play a Key Role is from The Education Writers Association.