For Alexis Torres, the potential repeal of the Deffered Action for Childhood Arrivals policy (DACA) could mean the complete upheaval of the only life he's known. An undocumented resident of Houston, TX, Torres immigrated with his family at the age of five. Now 23 years old, Torres is a history teacher in the Spring Branch Independent Schools District. He's bilingual, culturally aware, and exactly the type of teacher the district works to recruit to teach at a school where nearly half the student population can't speak English fluently.
Torres and thousands of other law-abiding students, teachers, and recent graduates who came to the U.S. as children are protected under the DACA policy - a policy recently threatened by President Trump.
More than 1,800 education leaders from across the country and the political spectrum have signed Stand's petition asking national leaders to protect these young people. Now, Stand's co-founder and CEO, Jonah Edelman, responds in Education Post to the president's campaign promise to strip away DACA's protections. Click the link below to read his full response.