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.