DC charter leaders stand up for Salvadorans

On January 12th, Capital City’s Head of School Karen Dresden, along with several DC public charter school leaders, sent this letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security, urging the administration to reverse its decision of ending Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans. The letter states:

"We are saddened by your administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for about 200,000 people from El Salvador and strongly condemn this action. We respectfully ask you to reconsider this decision and think about its impact on students, families, school staff and communities [...] There is nothing positive to be achieved through this action.

As leaders of schools in the District of Columbia, we value all of our staff, students and families. We value their diverse backgrounds, cultures, and voices and their contributions to our school community."


Read the full letter here.

Capital City is proud to be a place where all are welcomed, included, supported and celebrated. We will continue to stand with our immigrant families and students and provide all members of our community the safe and loving environment they deserve.

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