Oklahoma City School Superintendent Aurora Lora says ending DACA protections will be a 'devastating blow' to many students and staff members who came to this country as children. The Trump Administration is ending the Dreamer protection program for young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday there will be a six-month grace period for Congress to come up with a legislative solution.
Superintendent Lora released the following statement:
As the daughter of a Mexican immigrant who came to this country for the American dream, I stand with countless governors, mayors, state legislators, local elected officials, businesses, law enforcement professionals, school leaders and faith-based and civic leaders to support DACA recipients, recognizing their incredible contributions to our schools, workplaces and communities. Ending DACA protections will be a devastating blow to our many students and staff members who came to this country as children.
OKCPS remains committed to providing an environment where all students feel safe and have a positive educational experience. I want to send a clear message to OKCPS students, families and staff: You are valued. You are welcome. You are safe. I urge our federal leaders to come to a swift, bipartisan solution to provide a pathway for our Dreamers to continue to contribute to their classrooms and jobs in the only home many of them have known.
- Superintendent Aurora Lora
Oklahoma City Public Schools