Standing United

Protecting the rights of immigrant students and their families

The law is clear. All students, regardless of immigration status, have the right to a K-12 public education. Denying children residing in the U.S. a public education based on their immigration status, or the perceived status of their parents or legal guardians, is illegal. 

AFT members who work in schools—from teachers, school support staff and nurses, to bus drivers—can play a critical role in helping end the cruel criminalization, detention and deportation of students and families.