Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions

November 21, 2014

“Absent congressional action, President Obama has taken a number of common-sense steps to address our broken immigration system that will, among other things, keep families together and expand educational opportunity for so many currently living in the shadows. These executive actions will not only help our nation’s immigrant families to succeed, they also will help sustain America’s economic competitiveness into the future. Like the President, I also believe our neighbors, our classmates, our friends came here to work and study, and above all, contribute to America’s success. The U.S. Department of Education has provided a number of resources to support immigrant students and families navigate the educational system, such as guidance on the Plyler decision, and is committed to continuing its efforts in this area.”