Dreamers need not apply: city’s teacher shortage overlooks the undocumented

In the final part of a series on the undocumented workers of Charlotte, North Carolina, Amanda Holpuch discovers how threats against Daca could pose serious consequences for schools, amid a nationwide teacher shortage

Madai Zamora is about to become a teacher. But with weeks to go before she completes her degree in Charlotte, North Carolina, she is unsure whether her students will be in the United States or in Mexico.

Zamora, 23, who was brought from Mexico as a child, is one of the more than 752,000 people across the US to receive temporary deportation relief through a programme called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca).

Daca, which went into effect in 2012, gives undocumented young people the right to work and go to school in the US. But after Donald Trump promised to cancel Daca, even people with temporary deportation relief feel unsure about their future in the US.

I feel like I have been working so hard for the possibility of it all being taken away, Zamora says.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/apr/05/dreamers-need-not-apply-citys-teacher-shortage-overlooks-the-undocumented