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Yuen-Ming Sin, a highly skilled bilingual Chinese-speaking Speech and Language Pathologist who has been working in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) for the past eight and a half years helping nearly a thousand San Francisco students with communication and special education needs will lose her job and has to leave the United States when her work-visa expires.  In SFUSD, 29% of students need bilingual help and 38.7% of English learners are Chinese-speakers.  For nearly a decade Ms. Sin has served Chinese-speaking preschool students and their families as the only Chinese-bilingual, bi-literate and bi-cultural Speech and Language Pathologist in the San Francisco Unified School District.  The Chinese community in San Francisco needs Ms. Sin's specialized professional skills to assist our students with their special education needs and to help parents understand those needs.   Without a sponsorship for permanent residency status from SFUSD, Ms. Sin will be forced to leave a job she holds dear, the place she calls home, and the community she serves.   從2003年,線婉明受聘於三藩市聯合校區,是該校區唯一的一位專為華裔三歲至五歲學童做測試的華裔雙語語言治療師,在以往八年多,她已經服務了近千個華裔學童及其家庭。最近其H1B工作證期滿,而因為三藩市聯合校區欠缺支持移民員工申請永久居留(綠卡)的政策,導致線氏必要離職及離開美國。三藩市校區內的雙語學童,華裔差不多佔四成,三藩市的華人社區,極之需要有如線婉明的資深專業人才,為華裔家庭服務。    鑑於線氏已經為校區及本地華人,獻出心血,服務了將近十年長的時間,現懇請三藩市聯合校區教委會與校監Garcia,竭盡所能,立即為這位難得的雙語語言治療師線婉明,向移民局進行擔保永久居留申請。 For more information about the importance of this case, please visit http://www.ktsf.com/en/community-leaders-call-for-immigrant-teacher-to-stay/  http://www.caasf.org/wp-content/uploads/PDFs/Lau_Response_01_30_07.pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lau_v._Nichols

This petition was delivered to:
  • San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education
    Mr. Norman Yee
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors
    Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors
    Supervisor Jane Kim
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors
    Supervisor Sean R. Elsbernd
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors
    Supervisor Scott Wiener
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors
    Supervisor David Campos
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors
    Supervisor John Avalos
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors
    Supervisor Malia Cohen
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors
    Supervisor Eric Mar
  • San Francisco Office of the Mayor
    Mayor Edwin M. Lee
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors
    Supervisor Carmen Chu
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors
    Supervisor David Chiu
  • San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education
    Ms. Sandra Lee Fewer
  • San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education
    Ms. Kim-Shree Maufas
  • San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education
    Dr. Emily M. Murase
  • San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education
    Ms. Rachel Norton
  • San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education
    Ms. Jill Wynns
  • San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education
    Esther V. Casco
  • Superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District
    Superintendent Carlos Garcia
  • San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education
    Ms. Hydra B. Mendoza
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors
    Supervisor Mark Farrell
  • Representative
    Nancy Pelosi

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