Asylum for migrant minors – A letter to HHS and DHS from teachers

This letter was sent to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, and Jeh Johnson
, Department of Homeland Security Secretary, on behalf of the League of Latino Educators:Dear Secretary Burwell & Secretary Johnson,On behalf of the League of Latino Educators (LLE) and our teacher members, I write to urge for the humane treatment of the unaccompanied migrant minors fleeing to your care. These minors are refugees in need of asylum. LLE opposes the expedited deportation of these minors and requests that their human rights be honored and protected. We condemn the actions of hate groups posing as patriots staging rallies and protests to stop busses and prevent migrants from accessing the rights afforded by our own laws.As teachers, we welcome any student that walks into our classroom with open arms, no matter their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, income, family background or immigration status. We understand the challenge of meeting their diverse needs, but we wake up everyday determined to do what is right for these children, our children, and the future of our country. Continue Reading