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New Study: More Than 300,000 Children Have 'Vanished' From Schools After Local Police Formed Partnerships With ICE


September 28, 2018

As the Trump administration continues its crackdown on undocumented immigrants, school officials across the country report that the heightened enforcement has caused widespread turbulence. Students express fear that schools are cooperating with immigration authorities, and educators have noted an increase in emotional and behavioral problems.

A recent survey of K-12 educators conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles, highlighted the phenomenon with harrowing examples. In California, a high school teacher observed a girl who refused to eat or talk. The teacher later learned the girl was at a school prom when her mother was deported. A Texas art teacher reported students were drawing images “about people stalking/hunting their family.” And in Maryland, a teacher told of a student who attempted to slit her wrists after her mother was deported.


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