You Are Welcome in Iowa

The Iowa Student Learning Institute is dedicated to revolutionizing Iowa’s education through the power of student voice. We do this by lifting up the diverse voices of all Iowa’s students, no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation or immigration status.

On Tuesday, President Trump cruelly undermined that mission with his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). We believe that expelling our peers brought to the United States as children from our classrooms, our sports teams and our school buses is wrong. This decision heightens fear and anxiety in thousands of DACA students throughout Iowa, and serves only to tear our schools and communities apart.

IowaSLI stands with DACA students across Iowa. We will do everything we can to support them, and we ask all members of the IowaSLI community to do the same.