U.S. Public Schools Brace For Up To 50,000 Migrant Children

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This CBS news segment describes how a new wave of 50,000 “immigrant” (fact check: undocumented migrant) children could wind up in the U.S. public school system. Most of these under-18s are arriving in the country without their families, and educators are now bracing for this surging impact.

The Department of Education is offering to help school systems find resources to handle any uptick in enrollment due to this migration. Under federal law, all children in the United States are entitled to free public education, regardless of their immigration status.

The United States is unique among most countries to have such laws. Other public services such as healthcare, education, housing, and even recreational facilities such as soccer fields and baseball diamonds are being allocated to this wave of migrant children.

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