As seen on NY1 News:
Rally Held To Save City's Caribbean Teachers From Deportation
Education and political leaders rallied Wednesday at City Hall to save teachers they say are in danger of deportation.
Approximately 500 teachers were recruited from the Caribbean a decade ago and have not been given a pathway to permanent residency as they say they were originally promised.
Their visas could lapse and they may be subject to deportation hearings.
"A deal's a deal. These teachers came here with the understanding that they could be part of the American dream in exchange for the service they are providing. That hasn't happened. We need to solve this case by case and get it done," said Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.
"We've brought everyone out of their silos today united behind these teachers and I think we can finally get this done," said Bertha Lewis, president of the Black Institute.
A spokesperson for the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs said the city is committed to achieving practical solutions that will provide permanent residency to international teachers.
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