HOUSTON, Texas — The feds have released more than 30,000 unaccompanied minors, all of whom entered the U.S. illegally, in various states around the nation. Assuming that most of these children will not be immediately deported, U.S. public schools be will forced to accommodate them.
A total of 30,340 unaccompanied minors–almost all of whom are from Central America–had been released to foster homes around the country as of July 7.
The cost of educating these migrants in U.S. schools will likely not be cheap; Texas Education Agency General Counsel David Anderson pointed out that due to factors such as cultural differences and language barriers, it will likely be more expensive to educate the immigrant children than it is to educate students who are U.S. citizens.
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