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NYC Teachers From Caribbean Ask for Immigration Help

by Associated Press
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Teachers brought to New York City are asking the DOE to help them obtain citizenship.

The teachers were recruited in 2001 when the city faced a teacher shortage. Some say they are now worried about possible deportation.

City Council members introducted a resolution on June 14 urging the Deparment of Education to help the Caribbean teachers with their immigration status.

The Counci members held a news conference at City Hall on Wednesday.

The Council members are also calling on Congress to include a discussion of the nees of teachers recruited from abroad in its debate on immigration reform.



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