Breakthrough Voices Support for Immigrant Communities

September 8, 2017

Dear Breakthrough Community,

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months if Congress doesn’t find a more permanent solution. DACA shields young undocumented immigrants, who arrived in the U.S. as children, from deportation. Under DACA 800,000 individuals have gained a new freedom and security to work toward achieving their dreams, including getting an education, going to college, and contributing to the country they call home.

I shared before a letter in January, but think it important to state again: At Breakthrough, we embrace and value every member of our community, regardless of immigration status. We know that we are stronger because of our differences. We believe in the worth and bright future of all DREAMers and stand ready to support members of our community who might be impacted by the planned elimination of DACA.

We hope that you’ll reach out if there is anything we can do to support you. We also wanted to share additional statements of support and resources from each of our partner districts:

Boston Public Schools Letter on DACA

Boston Public Schools Resources for Immigrant Students

Cambridge Public Schools Letter from Superintendent Salim

Cambridge Public Schools Resources for Immigrant Students

Somerville Public Schools Resolution from School Committee

In the face of hurtful divisions, we continue to come together as one Breakthrough family.

In Solidarity,

Elissa G. Spelman
Executive Director