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Protecting Dreamers

We should not punish children for decisions they didn’t make. We should not separate families. We should provide a trusted path to citizenship for immigrant Dreamers.
AEA Vice President Marisol Garcia holding Dreamers sign at DACA Rally on September 1, 2017.
AEA Vice President Marisol Garcia at DACA Rally on September 1, 2017.

Dreamers are the American Dream

Every child, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, or where they live, deserves to pursue their dreams. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has proven to be an unqualified success, providing new opportunities and futures for nearly 800,000 Dreamers who live, study and work in the United States. Dreamers contribute to their families, communities, and to the country that is their home. Instead of honoring the courage and commitment of those who would do anything to make life better for those they love, certain politicians are putting our children’s future at risk. Then they turn around and try to divide and distract us by generating fear based on race or place of origin. We have the power to demand that leaders do right by all children. By coming together across racial differences, we can make this a nation that reflects the best of America’s values – one where children’s dreams are possible – no exceptions.


Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) is the largest professional association for public school employees in Arizona. AEA members are teachers, community college professors, counselors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers and they belong to more than 150 local affiliates across Arizona.