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Border crisis hits classrooms as unaccompanied minors flood NY schools

10.31.2021 | NY Post | “The biggest challenge is that the DOE doesn’t have enough local schools which are supportive for these students,” said Rita Rodriguez-Engberg, director of the Immigrant Students’ Rights Project for Advocates for Children of New York. “There are not enough school placement options, both for older and younger (students).” 

Rodriguez-Engberg, whose group helps enroll the newcomers in city schools, said gang concerns are overblown. “All the students we serve are very eager to be in school and waiting for the enrollment to happen so they can get their lives together,” she said. The city opens its arms to all students, despite any outside concerns. Read article