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  • Migrant families with kids will have to leave NYC shelters starting this week

    Jan 8, 2024

    Migrants board a bus in New York City
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    Gothamist | “I can’t imagine a scenario where there won’t be a significant disruption to children’s education,” said Jennifer Pringle, project director for Advocates for Children. “It just is ridiculous that families are going to be moved mid year when school, for so many families, is a primary source of support and stability.”

    Pringle said she expects a large number of absences at the schools once the moves begin.

    “Having a policy saying you don’t need to bring your kids is fairly meaningless unless there’s policies in place that give some degree of security to parents that they’ll be able to reconnect with their kids,” she said. “They don’t know how long it’s going to take to process the application or where they’re going to be sent afterwards.”