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Statement on DACA from Lynwood Unified

Dear Lynwood Unified Families:
 
Today, the Trump Administration announced that it will phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shielded from deportation certain undocumented immigrants who entered the United States before their 16th birthday and before June 2007.
 
DACA made it possible for these youths to pursue jobs and education legally, keeping families together and benefiting our entire community.
 
While there is hope that a legislative solution can be found in the six months before the program expires, we realize that some of our families and community members may be experiencing anxiety and a sense of uncertainty.
 
At Lynwood Unified, our focus is always to ensure we provide a safe learning environment for our students and families. With that said, Lynwood and Firebaugh high schools have organized a unity rally and student forum this week that will allow our students to celebrate one another and voice any concerns they may have in a constructive manner. We will have counselors and educators onsite at all of our schools to provide support for any students in need.
 
We have also enclosed information from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center that we hope will answer some of the questions and concerns you may have at this time.
 
We remain steadfast in our goals of celebrating diversity, and maintaining an inclusive school community and workplace that values a variety of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences. 
 
Information from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center: 
https://www.ilrc.org/what-do-i-need-know-about-end-daca-community-advisory-september-5-2017