Thousands of young illegal immigrants waited in long lines yesterday for the chance to remain legally in the U.S. for the next two years.
Obama signed an executive order in June allowing the children of illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. before turning 16 and are now under the age of 31 to come out of the shadows and apply for the temporary legal status.
After coming to America 12 years ago at the age of 10, Abel Gomez has already received his GED in New York, and hopes to go on to college in the U.S. to study accounting.
“I’m so excited,” Gomez, 22, told The Daily at the Mexican consulate in New York City. “It’s the opportunity that a lot of people are waiting for.”
Advise the Advisoris a new program to help senior staff at the White House stay connected to the American people.
Providing our nation’s students with a world-class education is a shared responsibility. It’s going to take all of us – teachers, parents, students, philanthropists, state and local governments, and the federal government – working together to prepare today’s students for the future.
This week, Melody Barnes, Director of the Domestic Policy Council and one of President Obama’s senior advisors on education policy, is asking for feedback from parents, teachers and students about what’s working in their communities and what needs to change when it comes to education.
You can add your voice to the conversation by answering one or all of the following questions:
Parents:Responsibility for our children’s education and future begins in our homes and communities. What are some of the most effective ways you’re taking responsibility at a personal and local level for your child’s education?
Teachers:President Obama has set a goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. How are you preparing your students for college and career? What’s working and what challenges do you face?
Students:In order to compete for the jobs of the 21st century, America’s students must be prepared with a strong background in reading, math and science along with the critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity needed to succeed in tomorrow’s workforce. How has your education prepared you for a career in the 21st century? What has worked and what challenges do you face?
This definitely something for me to look at this weekend.