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Miami-Dade Schools Asking Obama Administration For Federal Support For Border Kid Education

 
Miami-Dade Schools Asking Obama Administration For Federal Support For Border Kid Education
Posted July 28th, 2014 @ 9:00am

It's no secret young, unaccompanied illegal immigrants are making their way to Miami-Dade schools for a new beginning.

But the district is concerned it doesn't have enough money to pay for their education.

The district says it's seeing an influx border kids who require special bilingual education, including health care and psychological costs.

Miami-Dade Schools spokesperson Daisy Gonzalez-Diego says they're now turning to the Obama administration for federal assistance.

"We have to provide special classes for them, ESOL classes," she adds, "They'll need health care, mental health care, housing, adult advocates, mentors."

She says Miami-Dade Schools saw more than 300 border kids enrolling last year...and each students costs about $1,900 for the year.

(Photo: John Moore / 2010 Getty Images)

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