"There are so many moments in the classroom when policy and legislation become personified. So when I hear the conversation on Capitol Hill around immigration reform, I struggle to understand how policymakers can use language that dehumanizes my students and their families. Everyday I teach kids who are undocumented—kids who are brilliant and studious and do everything right only to have this country tell them they don’t deserve the same right to higher education as everyone else. And with college admissions decisions beginning to come in across the country, I’m becoming painfully aware of how much our country is losing out on by failing to give so many students these opportunities."
"When the law tells them that it wont matter- you’re a number before you’re a face."