Background & resources
- Not In Our Town a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all.
- Teach Human Rights has a variety of classroom materials including:
- I Am Syria is a website devoted to the Syrian refugee crisis.
- ADC (American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee)
- SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center)
- AFL-CIO Framework on Immigration
- AFL-CIO Immigration Reform Resources
- Economic Impact of Immigration Reform: State-by-State Fact Sheets
AFT background material
- Congress blog: Supreme Court Could Offer Relief to 5 Million Aspiring Americans
- AFT press release: AFT on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Review the Block of Obama’s Immigration Initiatives
- AFT press release: AFT Joins Amicus Brief to Lift Stay on Obama's Immigration Action
- AFT news: New campaign will assist immigrant workers and families
- AFT news: Anti-immigration lawsuit is hurting children
- AFT news: White House honors AFT teacher helped by DACA program
- AFT resolution: Call for a Moratorium on Deportation
- AFT Strongly Supports DACA Renewals
- AFT Principles on Common Sense Immigration Reform
- AFT Principles on Common Sense Immigration Reform (in Spanish)
President Obama’s Executive Actions
- AFT Statement on President Obama’s Executive Actions
- AFT letter sent to U.S. House of Representatives opposing H.R. 5759
- President Obama’s Executive Action Eligibility Flowchart
- FAQs on President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration
- CAP Report: State Economic Impact of President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration
- White House report on economic impact of immigration reform
- White House Fact Sheet on Immigration
Two of our AFT affiliate leaders were highlighted for their work on immigration. Each one shares great personal anecdotes and experiences; listen to their interviews below.
Karla Hernandez-Mats is a middle school special education science teacher and first generation American. While growing up, she tried to reconcile her American identity with her Latino heritage, and credits a teacher with helping her to embrace both.
Montserrat Garibay, a teacher and vice president for Certified Employees at Education Austin, recounts her first day of school and meeting her teacher and inspiration, Ms. Hernandez.