Teachers facing deportation ask school board for help

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 12:26pm

In Garland, Texas, several educators are facing possible deportation after a foreign teacher program comes under investigation.

It was standing room only at the Garland Independent School District board meeting, with several people there to support the teachers.

Apparently, the educators came to the U.S. with the understanding that the foreign teacher program was a legal path to citizenship.

Some of the teachers have been in the U.S. over a decade even raising their family's here.

Adolfo Torne, Garland ISD Spanish Teacher, "We love this country, This is our country, too. So we want to stay here. And my passion is teaching, and when somebody tells me I need to cut what I really want to do, that's really sad."

Francisco Marcano, Garland ISD ESL Teacher, "Now we find out we have to leave, with no foundation, no path to follow so basically, I'm speechless."

School board members listened to the public comment, but did not respond.

The item was not on the official agenda so they couldn't discuss it.

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