As the new school year kicks off, undocumented students are returning to school anxious and fearful about their future. By September 5th President Trump must make a decision: defend DACA in court or terminate the program. The lives of more than 8,300 youth in Tennessee hang in the balance. 

For years, undocumented youth in Tennessee have been fearlessly leading the fight for immigrant rights in Tennessee. Behind the perseverance and bold advocacy of these brave youth there has always been a network of allies who have supported, encouraged, and inspired Tennessee Dreamers to keep fighting. Now, as DACA is under threat, undocumented youth need these allies to stand with them.

TIRRC is calling on all of Tennessee's educators--teachers, counselors, professors, administrators, or principals--to defend DACA and build support for the Dream Act of 2017. 

Here are 3 ways educators can stay with DACA recipients as they go back to school: 

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  1. Participate in our statewide Educator Day of Action on August 11th. Educators from across the state will be taking action in two simple ways: (1) calling Senators Corker and Alexander and (2) sharing a selfie on social media. Download the flyer and encourage your colleagues to take action. 
  2. Share resources and tools with DACA recipients. DACA youth are organizing across the state and leading the campaign. Connect any DACA recipients you know to Cesar at and share our toolkit with your students. 
  3. Share this message with other educators you know across Tennessee.