WHEREAS, AFSA supports legislation protecting federal and state immigration and sanctuary policies for students; and

WHEREAS, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a federal government program created in 2012 under then-President Obama to allow undocumented children brought to the United States the temporary right to live, study and work in America; and

WHEREAS, the American Federation of School Administrators is both outraged and deeply saddened by the rash of school shootings that have devastated our nation for the past two decades; and

WHEREAS, AFSA asserts that the appropriate response to school gun violence is legislation that supports the provision of appropriate mental health services to help identify and treat students who are at risk for perpetrating acts of school gun violence; and

WHEREAS,the American Federation of School Administrators has, during the past several years, developed action partnerships with other prominent national organizations representing school leaders, including the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), to represent a united front when speaking in front of Congress, and