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Immigrant Student and Family Resources

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In these uncertain times for our immigrant students and families, it is imperative that our schools send the message that we are committed to protecting the right of every student to attend public school, regardless of the immigration status of a student or of a student’s family members.

On January 10, 2017, the Marin County Board of Education adopted a resolution that preserves the protections of immigrant families and affirms the right of undocumented children to a public education. This right has also been upheld by the United States Supreme Court in a case called Plyler v. Doe.

 
Our immigrant families are not the only ones who are concerned about recent changes in federal policies. We want to send the message that MCOE rejects all discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, disability and sexual orientation.
 

We want our community to be assured that we will adhere to our core values: that public schools are the foundation of our democracy, that every person has intrinsic worth, that we believe in treating people with dignity and respect, that high standards and expectations foster greater achievement, that each of us shares responsibility for the welfare of our community, that diversity is an asset in our community, that honesty and integrity are essential in building relationships, that schools must provide access and equity, and that people thrive in safe environments.

​Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) 

​On September 5, 2017, the Marin COE in partnership with Canal Alliance​ hosted a community forum to provide information related to the President's decision to end the DACA program. View the recording. 

Off the Sidelines to Secure a Future for All - A message from Marin School Superintendents (Spanish)


DACA Renewal Scholarships

​The Marin Community Foundation has made two emergency grants to Mission Asset Fund (MAF) and Canal Alliance to cover the full cost of renewal application fees for any DACA recipient who lives, works or attends school in Marin County. Renewals must be submitted by the October 5, 2017 deadline. More information can be found at LC4DACA.org​.

​Resouces related to DACA:


MCOE Communications

MCOE Staff Communication Jan 2017 (English) (Espanol)

 

Board Resolutions

College of Marin Resolution

Lagunitas SD Resolution

Larkspur Corte Madera SD Resolution

Marin County Board of Education Resolution 

Novato USD Resolution

San Rafael City Schools Resolution

Sausalito Marin City School District Resolution 

 

School Communications

College of Marin - President's Message

Dominican University of California - President's Message

Larkspur-Corte Madera Superintendent's Message

San Rafael City Schools Superintendent's Message

 

Resources

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Red Cards: to help people assert their rights and defend themselves against constitutional violations

Canal Alliance

American Immigration Lawyers Association

San Francisco Bar Association

Canal Welcome Center

Know Your Rights Brochure English Spanish

Undocumented Students and Families: The Facts

Congressman Huffman - Advocacy Authorization