National PTA believes that all children residing in the United States, regardless of their immigration status, have the right to a quality public education, basic health care services and adequate food and shelter.
National PTA supports:
- All children, regardless of immigration status, having access to a free and quality public education.
- The confidentiality of school records, including records that pertain to the immigration status of children.
- The offering of federal child nutrition programs, including school meals, to all children—regardless of immigration status—as this important benefit fights hunger and enhances children’s physical, academic and emotional growth.
- Federal, state and local entities offering health care and other social services to children regardless of immigration status.
Read the full National PTA position statement on Services for Undocumented Children.
What PTAs Can Do
PTA leaders have an important role in connecting immigrant families to community and school resources to help these families feel more engaged and welcomed in their schools. Use the following resources:
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