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NEA Issue Explainer


We need a fair immigration process that upholds America’s values and commitment to liberty and justice for all.
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NEA members at the U.S. Supreme Court for oral arguments on DACA in 2019.
Published: December 14, 2021
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Dreamers, DACA recipients, individuals with temporary protected status, and other immigrants play a vital role in our economy and everyday lives.

We need an immigration system that is humane, functional, and just. NEA supports broad, inclusive legislation with multiple pathways to citizenship that prioritize keeping families together.

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Immigration is in Build Back Better because the public, Democrats in Congress, and the President of the United States recognize undocumented immigrants as an integral part of the United States of America.”
Quote by: Angélica Reyes, high school history teacher, Santee Education Complex, Los Angeles

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Keeping the Promise of Public Education

ESEA is the largest ESP local in the United States and is a full-service employee association which is an affiliate of the Nevada State Education Association (NSEA) and the National Education Association (NEA), the largest national association representing education employees in the United States.