KCKPS Response to Pending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Rescission

Students, parents and staff have many questions regarding the impact of the Trump Administration’s plan to rescind DACA. Along with that has been a range of emotions regarding this matter. Dr. Lane’s September 6 blog, “Dreamers, We Stand With You,” expressed her disappointment with the decision as well.

The underlying message of her blog and what we want to reiterate with everyone is this:

Diversity is who we are in KCKPS; it is our strength! It is through our diversity that we are raising truly incredible children. Children and youth who are contributing each day to the betterment of their families, our community and our nation. 

Earlier this year, the Board of Education signed a Resolution stating its position that all students have the right to attend school regardless of their immigration status or that of their family members.

We meant it back then and we mean it today.

You are welcome and safe at KCKPS!

Any student whose DACA expires before March 5, 2018 must renew their authorization before October 5, 2017. Two weeks from now!!! If they miss this deadline, they will lose their DACA work authorization, SSN, and drivers licenses (if any).

To renew, students must pay a $495 application fee. For students who do not have the funds, http://lc4daca.org/ is providing $1 million in scholarships to cover the DACA renewal fee.

 

DACA Clinic for Recipients Who Want to Renew - Saturday, September 23 - Flyer Below

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Resources for Assistance

The following are some resources to assist us. We will continue to add to this list as more resources become available.

El Centro

Administrative Office

650 Minnesota Avenue

Kansas City, Kansas 66101

Phone: 913.677.0100

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – Refugee and Immigration Services

Kansas & Missouri Dream Alliance

Click here for information about scholarships/resources and knowing your rights.

United We Dream

Learn about Deferred Action, Stop Deportations and more. There are also helpful white papers and videos.

 

Helpful Links for Immigrant & Refugee Local Resources

A listing of local resettlement agencies and advocacy groups, such as Immigration Professionals, the American Immigration Lawyers Association – Missouri-Kansas Chapter and more.

U.S. Department of Education Resources for Immigrants, Refugees, Asylees and other New Americans

Rights of Children Who Enter Schools

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-factsheet-201405.pdf