Mass release of chil­dren from bor­der has put ‘unprece­dent­ed’ strain on US schools

Mass release of children from border has put ‘unprecedented’ strain on US schools

Tens of thou­sands of immi­grant chil­dren who crossed the south­ern bor­der alone and were released to an adult spon­sor in the Unit­ed States have been enrolled in pub­lic schools nation­wide under Pres­i­dent Joe Biden, putting edu­ca­tors in a bind.
Over the past three years, more than 8 mil­lion peo­ple have been encoun­tered at the south­ern bor­der, includ­ing near­ly 500,000 unac­com­pa­nied chil­dren, which does not include chil­dren who arrived with a fam­i­ly mem­ber.
The impact of so many chil­dren arriv­ing in the coun­try and enrolling in schools nation­wide has not been insignif­i­cant, accord­ing to immi­gra­tion pol­i­cy experts.
“Although the major­i­ty of U.S. schools receiv­ing unac­com­pa­nied minors and oth­er immi­grant chil­dren are not new to serv­ing this pop­u­la­tion, ma …