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DC Education Leaders Urge Administration to Protect El Salvador Families

January 16, 2018

DC Prep joins countless education leaders from the nation’s capital in calling for the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Trump Administration, to reverse a decision to end Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadoran families.

As leaders of schools in the District of Columbia, we value all of our staff, students and families. We value their diverse backgrounds, cultures, and voices and their contributions to our school community. Many students in our schools have been here for 12 years or more and many are citizens since they were born here. The District of Columbia is the only home many of them have ever known. While El Salvador may have recovered from the earthquakes, it is ridden with gangs and violence and has one of the highest homicide levels in the world. Returning families to this unsafe environment is inhumane and is not indicative of what the United States stands for.

To read the full letter, click here.