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Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals and Immigrant Youth

DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)

Dear SSFUSD Parent Community,

 

As you are likely aware President Trump has rescinded the 2012 federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

As a result, we realize this has generated fear and confusion among students, their families, and other constituents in South San Francisco Unified. In response, the South San Francisco Unified School District has reconfirmed its commitment to supporting these students, their families, and the schools and districts that serve them.

We realize many of our students were brought to this country as young children and although being undocumented, they have grown up in the United States and have acclimated and performed well in our schools and are well-adjusted in our community. We are proud and support the strides our undocumented students in SSFUSD have made.

In January, 2017 our Board of Trustees approved a Resolution No. 17-01 Supporting Undocumented Students and Families; this support continues. The resolution is located on the website below this letter. Additionally, the Board of Trustees will discuss another resolution that specifically communicates our support of undocumented students and their families particularly focused on DACA.

Click here to also find the response from our State Superintendent, Tom Torlakson, with a reaction to the suspension of DACA where he denounces the end of the Federal Dream Act.

In addition, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services issued answers to many frequently asked questions about immigrants' rights and DACA in this FAQ document for students, educators, and social services providers. Here is also a Fact Sheet for your information.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, a teacher, principal or staff member at your child’s school.

The SSFUSD Educational Services department is also working on communication and resources for our families and they will be working with sites to provide resources and support.

Respectfully,
Dr. Shawnterra Moore
Superintendent

 


Estimada comunidad de padres de SSFUSD,

Como usted probablemente sabe que Presidente Trump ha rescindido el programa federal de Acción Diferida para Llegadas de la Infancia (DACA) de 2012.

Como resultado, nos damos cuenta de que esto ha generado temor y confusión entre los estudiantes, sus familias y otros constituyentes en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de South San Francisco (SSFUSD). En respuesta, el Distrito Escolar Unificado de South San Francisco ha reafirmado su compromiso de apoyar a estos estudiantes, sus familias, y a las escuelas y distritos que los sirven.

Nos damos cuenta de que muchos de nuestros estudiantes fueron traídos a este país como niños pequeños y, aunque están indocumentados, han crecido en los Estados Unidos y se han aclimatado y desempeñado bien en nuestras escuelas y están bien adaptados en nuestra comunidad. Estamos orgullosos y apoyamos los pasos que nuestros estudiantes indocumentados en SSFUSD han hecho.

En enero de 2017, nuestra Mesa Directiva aprobó la Resolución No. 17-01 Apoyando a Estudiantes y Familias Indocumentados; este apoyo continúa. La resolución se encuentra en el sitio web debajo de esta carta. Además, la Mesa Directiva discutirá otra resolución que comunique específicamente nuestro apoyo a estudiantes indocumentados y sus familias especialmente enfocados en DACA.

Haga clic aquí también para encontrar la respuesta de nuestro Superintendente Estatal, Tom Torlakson, con una reacción a la suspensión de DACA donde denuncia el fin de la Ley Federal de Sueños.

Además, los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos emitieron respuestas a muchas preguntas frecuentes sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes y DACA en este documento de preguntas frecuentes para estudiantes, educadores y proveedores de servicios sociales. Aquí también hay una hoja informativa para su conocimiento.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo, un maestro, director o miembro del personal en la escuela de sus hijos.

El departamento de Servicios Educativos de SSFUSD también está trabajando para dar más información y recursos y apoyo a nuestras familias.

Respetuosamente,
Dr. Shawnterra Moore
Superintendente


Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Features clear and thorough immigration information, including DACA

Frequently Asked Questions on DACA 
The following are frequently asked questions on the September 5, 2017 Rescission of DACA

Top 5 Things to Know about DACA
Top 5 Things to Know About President Trump’s Announcement to End DACA

NAKASEC 
DACA information for speakers of Korean

United We Dream 
Sign up for DACA updates

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services 
Official government Web site


API (Asian Pacific Islander) Legal Outreach 
2121 Junipero Serra Boulevard
Daly City, CA 94014
(415) 567-6255

Coastside Hope 
Provides citizenship and immigration services
The Coastside Hope staff are bilingual (English/Spanish) and have deep and longstanding connections to the Coastside.  
99 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada, CA
(650) 726-9071

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto 
2117-B University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 326-6440

LIBRE Project
330 Twin Dolphin Dr. Suite 123
Redwood City, CA 94065

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) 
San Francisco based organization
Maintains a mailing list
Web site includes clear step-by-step guide
Mailing address:
E4FC 2130 Fillmore Street, #248
San Francisco, CA 94115

International Institute of the Bay Area 
Redwood City Office
2600 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063

Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area 
131 Steuart Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415.543.9444
Fax: 415.543.0296

Facebook Page for Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area


Supporting California's DACA Recipients During Final Application Renewals

Resources Available in English and Spanish on www.acsa.org/undocumented

  • Information on financial assistance for DACA renewal applications.
  • Free application assistance.
  • DACA FAQ.
  • Family preparedness plan.
  • Videos detailing the rights of undocumented students and families.
  • Free or low-cost immigration legal services.
  • Events related to DACA, know-your-rights, legal screenings, and more.
  • Legal factsheets.
  • Social media content and infographics.