Message to the Community from Superintendent Mary Kay Going, September 8, 2017:
Dear Moreland Families,
The current administration formally announced this week that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program while also leaving Congress a six-month window to possibly examine the policy. DACA is a program established under the prior administration in 2012 that grants a form of temporary protection from deportation known as “deferred action” to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before the age of 16, have resided here since 2007, and meet other requirements.
The Moreland School District wants to assure our students and their families that we are deeply committed to the inclusion of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, heritage, national origin, immigration status or other characteristics. We remain committed to protecting the rights of every child to an education, as outlined in our state constitution.
Please review the resources below. The District will continue to post resources for our community as we receive them from Santa Clara County and the State.
Mary Kay Going
Community Resources for Immigration
The following resources, which the Moreland School District has compiled to assist our families and schools, are not meant to be exhaustive, nor is their inclusion an endorsement of a particular political viewpoint.
What Do I Need To Know About The End of DACA (link)?:
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center developed this flier about things to keep in mind now that the program is "winding down", including information about work permits, Social Security Numbers, Driver's Licenses and other identification cards, travel on advance parole, other immigration options, criminal issues, and information about knowing your rights.
Santa Clara County Office of Education Resource Page (link)
: The Santa Clara County Office of Education created this webpage to share information prepared by non-profit organizations that provide assistance to attorneys and community-based advocates that work with immigrants around the country.
These organizations are funded by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), named the DACA Contract Referral List: