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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As you are likely aware, President Trump has rescinded the 2012 federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.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.
 
California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson reacted to the suspension of DACA by denouncing 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
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Estimada comunidad de padres de SSFUSD,

Como usted probablemente sabe, el 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.

El superintendente estatal de educación, Tom Torlakson, respondió a la suspensión de DACA por denunciar 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 esta lista 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 about the September 5, 2017, rescission of DACA
 
Top 5 Things to Know About President Trump’s Announcement to End DACA
 
NAKASEC 
DACA information for Korean speakers
 
United We Dream 
Sign up for DACA updates
 
API (Asian Pacific Islander) Legal Outreach 
2121 Junipero Serra Boulevard
Daly City, CA 94014
(415) 567-6255
 
Coastside Hope 
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
415-543-9444
415-543-0296 fax
Supporting California's DACA Recipients During Final Application Renewals
 
Resources in English and Spanish at: www.acsa.org/undocumented
  • Information on financial assistance for DACA renewal applications
  • Free application assistance
  • DACA FAQs
  • 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, etc.
  • Legal fact sheets
  • Social media content and infographics