Arlington, Va. - June. 18, 2020 - Communities In Schools® (CIS), the national organization that empowers all students to stay in school and on a path to graduation, today issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to block efforts to undo the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA offers temporary protection from deportation for approximately 700,000 young people brought to the United States as children.
“Today’s decision is a victory for our “Dreamers” who have been our neighbors, gone to school, worked hard alongside us and in some cases honorably served our country in the military,” said Communities In Schools President and CEO Rey Saldaña. “For some, this country is the only one they remember. They deserve to remain here, without fear, among their family, friends and co-workers.”
Saldaña added, “As a national network committed to supporting all students regardless of their immigration status, we know that some of the young people we have served have lived for far too long under a cloud of uncertainty. The high court’s decision, while welcome, only provides a temporary status that protects them from deportation. Congress must act quickly to help them secure a pathway to citizenship.”
About Communities In Schools
Communities In Schools ®(CIS) is a national organization that ensures all students have what they need to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside more than 2,500 schools and community sites across the country, we connect 1.62 million students to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed in school and life. With a proven mix of evidence-based practice and human capital, we do whatever it takes to empower kids to realize their full potential.
Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to empowering at-risk students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside more than 2,300 schools across the country, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed. We do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids—regardless of the challenges they may face—have what they need to realize their potential.