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December / January 2017

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C T A H A S J O I N E D 1 4 o th e r e d u c a - tional entities and organizations to file an amicus (friend of the court) brief on behalf of plaintiffs in lawsuits filed in federal court against the Trump admin- istration's decision to rescind DACA. T h e c o a l i t i o n i n c l u d e s N E A , t h e California School Boards Association, t h e C a l i f o r n i a Fa c u l t y A s s o c a t i o n , numerous individual school districts, c o u n ty o f f i c e s o f e d u c a t i o n , u n i o n s and other organizations. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood A r r iva ls) is a federal policy created in 2012. It allows young undocumented immigrants who have come to the United States as minors to apply for renewable two-year periods of deferred action on deportation. California has about 220,000 of the country's 800,000 DACA recipients (also called Dreamers), who have been able to live, work and study in the U.S. DACA is set to terminate on March 5, 2018. Lawsuits opposing the decision to rescind and requesting a preliminary injunction have been filed by plaintiffs including the University of California, the city of San Jose, and several states includ- ing California. The amicus briefs by CTA and other organizations are very specific regarding education and the "serious harm" caused by rescinding DACA to students, schools and educators. For example, the brief that CTA and others filed in support of the University of California states: "DACA g iv e s y o u n g p e o p l e a re a s o n a n d a n oppor tunity to succeed in school . By taking away the prospect of advanced l e a r n i n g a n d g a i n f u l e m p l o y m e n t , DACA rescission will rob society of the contributions of motivat ed , invest ed DACA recipients. "DACA recipients who have already complet ed th eir studies will lose th e a b i l i ty t o o b t a i n l e g a l e m p l o y m e n t , squandering not only their own hard w o r k , b u t t h e r e s o u r c e s t h a t t h e i r s c h o o l s a n d t e a c h e r s h av e i nv e st e d i n t h e m . T h e e n d o f D A C A w o u l d al so deprive school di stricts of qual- ified teachers and mentors, diminish div e r sity i n th e t e a c h i n g c o r p s , a n d destabilize school environments." CTA Files Amicus Brief in DACA Lawsuits 48 Advocacy N E W S cash rewards bonus if you make at least $500 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening** Earn more cash back for the things you buy most with the CTA ® Cash Rewards Visa Signature ® credit card. 1% 2% 3 % cash back everywhere, every time cash back at grocery stores and wholesale clubs cash back on gas Learn more and apply today! Refer to Priority Code HAAAEI 1.866.86 7 .6 3 2 3 On up to $2,500 in grocery/wholesale club/gas quarterly spend* For more information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of the credit card, call the toll-free number above or visit * The 2% cash back on grocery store and wholesale club purchases and 3% cash back on gas purchases apply to the first $2,500 in combined purchases in these categories each quarter. After that, the base 1% earn rate applies to those purchases. ** You will qualify for $150 bonus cash rewards if you use your new credit card account to make any combination of Purchase transactions totaling at least $500 (exclusive of any fees, returns and adjustments) that post to your account within 90 days of the account open date. Limit one (1) bonus cash rewards offer per new account. This one-time promotion is limited to new customers opening an account in response to this offer. Other advertised promotional bonus cash rewards offers can vary from this promotion and may not be substituted. Allow 8-12 weeks from qualifying for the bonus cash rewards to post to your rewards balance. This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Visa and Visa Signature are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association, and are used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. ©2018 Bank of America Corporation CC050118 AR9PFNPT MB0118-AD-CAEDU $1 5 0

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