CASA de Maryland is the largest immigrant rights organization in the state since its inception in 1985. In 2010, the organization created a space within its structure for youths to get together, get educated, empowered, and take leadership positions in the immigrant rights movement. This group flourished into what is known as CASA’s Youth Committee (CYC), now consisting of youth leaders from various schools in Montgomery, Prince George, Anne Arundel, Annapolis, and Baltimore Counties, all fighting for the just and fair recognition and inclusion of immigrant students in the State’s institutions.
CYC is committed to advocating for the rights of all Maryland students.
Our GOALS are for all Maryland students, regardless of their immigration status, to:
•(a) pursue and achieve their dreams by having access to Higher Education paying In-state tuition,
•(b) have better job opportunities,
•(c) preserve their families by challenging unjust and tough immigration enforcement,
•(d) advocate to improve public safety in immigrant communities and social spaces,
•(e) thrive freely from discrimination and fear,
•(f) have their young but powerful voices heard in civic life,
• (g) protect their rights and those of their families and communities they occupy.
Currently, CYC is spearheading the defense and support of the Maryland Dream Act in referendum. Through powerful story-sharing, school outreaches, awareness workshops, and public rallies and events, we will have more then 1.3 million Maryland voters committed to VOTING YES on November 6th for the Maryland Dream.