Chuck Ross, Daily Caller, October 21, 2015
The Department of Education is out with a new resource guide encouraging schools and educators to help illegal aliens apply for amnesty under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The document, which was released on Tuesday, also urges schools to provide welcoming environments for illegal alien students by hosting events such as “Undocumented Week.”
“The Department hopes that educators, schools, and campuses will, as they see fit, draw upon the tips and examples in this Guide to better support undocumented youth and, ultimately, move us closer to the promise of college and career readiness for all,” reads the 63-page report.
Under a section entitled “DACA Consideration Fact Sheet,” the agency encourages educators to inform illegal aliens of the DACA program, which Obama enacted by executive action in 2012.
The program has extended amnesty protection to 680,000 illegal aliens who were brought to the U.S. by their parents. Another 1.5 million are eligible for protection, and another 400,000 will become eligible within the next few years. The Obama administration, including the Education Department, hopes to maximize the number of illegal aliens protected under the law.
The guide also provides tips for schools and educators on how to support illegal alien youth who are in high school and college. It also provides information for non-citizens on how to access federal financial aid, while providing a list of scholarships for which they might be eligible.
The guide also urges schools to create welcoming environments for such students.
Suggestions for how to support the students including hosting “an undocumented immigrant awareness day.”
“Consider partnering with community and stakeholder groups to amplify the event,” the guide suggests.
Other proposals include: “Publicly demonstrate support for undocumented students” and “educate all students about the challenges and strengths of undocumented students, such as by hosting an Undocumented Week.”
“Each day, highlight an issue faced by undocumented students or celebrate an accomplishment of the undocumented immigrant community,” it continues.