Michael Renga will be leading the students in his Criminal Law class at Carle Place High School, in Carle Place, New York. He is partnered with Pat Young, of CARECEN.
At Central Islip Senior High School, Amy Harrington teaches Business Law. She and her partner, Jessica Glynn, of SEPA Mujer, will conduct a lesson about called “Foreign-born Workers in the United States: Rights and Responsibilities”, which will also include an extension lesson about including human trafficking.
In Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School, the S.O.U.L Leaders (developing student leaders to bring about positive community change) class, led by Jaime Suarez will learn about immigration law. Mr. Suarez, and his immigration lawyer partner, Eric Horn, will lead his students in classes about the visa application process and immigrants and human trafficking.
Rita-Marie Murphy, who teaches AP Government and Politics and ESL Global Studies at Patchogue-Medford High School, will be assisted by lawyer Corey Forman. They are planning an “in-school field trip” so that students from each of her classes can teach one another about immigration law and policy lessons to their classmates.
Rachel Cymbalista, with the help from Victoria Campos, is incorporating immigration lessons in her Student Court class this spring at Walt Whitman High School, located in Huntington Station, New York.
Dennis Fanning teaches the Participation in Government class, a course that is required by all high schools in New York, at Westbury Senior High School. Along with his immigration lawyer and Hofstra University professor, Lauris Wren, Mr. Fanning will focus on an immigration law lesson that takes a historical look at various laws and policies.
Teacher Joe Cleary led the program at Brentwood High School in Brentwood, New York. Joe offered special immigration law lessons as part of his highly popular criminal law course. Joe was assisted by local immigration attorney Eric Horn.
Students who take either Syracuse Public Policy class or the Law Education class at Lawrence High School in Cedarhurst, New York had the extra benefit of learning about immigration law and policy through this project. In mid-March, 2011, teacher Frank Zangari and immigration lawyer Pat Young partnered to teach about hate crimes in Suffolk and Nassau counties. Lawyer Rachel Baskin and her teacher partner, Hugh Walker, presented lessons about immigration law.
Four high schools on Long Island are participating in Teach Immigration: Immigration Law and Policy. Working with their teacher and a local immigration attorney participating students will organize a service learning project. The goal of the program is to increase the knowledge, ability, and dispositions of high school teachers to engage their students in the study of immigration law and policy. In doing so, the project seeks to increase students’ knowledge about immigration on a national and local level and to engage students in discussions about how immigration laws and policies affect their own communities.
Decrease in Illegal Immigration
Dec 07, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — New census data released today affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases.
In a rural Texas county, an increasing number of illegal immigrants are dying before they can complete the journey to what they hoped would be a better life.
Tennesee Sheriff Drops 256g Immigration Program
Aug 22, 2012
Nashville Sheriff drops immigration program 256g for “Secure Communities”
Court: Ala schools can’t check student immigration status police can ask for suspects’ papers
Aug 21, 2012
Part of Alabama’s immigration law that ordered public schools to check the citizenship status of new students was ruled unconstitutional Monday by a federal appeals court that also said police in that state and Georgia can demand papers from criminal suspects they have detained.
Young immigrants brought to the U.S. by their undocumented parents see the new work permit opportunity a chance to finance their educations and prepare for their futures.