Mr. Gilbert's Story
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Tom Gilbert is an incredible teacher from the UK who has really helped many students succeed and given them the confidence to be leaders in their communities. He encourages them to be active in politics and to fight for what they care about....and as a result of the stricter enforcement of immigration policies, he, along with his wife and two young children, will end up having to leave next June. Both teachers, he and his wife have submitted applications for green cards and both have not been successful. His children were born in the United States, but we are worried about what this could mean for his family. Mr. Gilbert is a beloved teacher among our school community and he contributes incredibly unique perspectives to each and every one of his classes. It would be so tragic that such a wonderful, giving family should not be part of our nation.
We wanted to share his story because we feel that it puts a name and a face to the consequences of the current immigration policy. Education is one of the most influential factors in raising children to become active citizens in their community. We must remember the teachers that devote their time to raising confident, caring, and smart individuals that will change the future of our country.
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