(Daily Signal) This year, more than 50,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the southern border into the U.S. If you're wondering where they've gone, you may need to look no further than the classrooms of your local public school.
On May 8, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice sent a letter to local and state school officials around the country making it clear that minors who are in the country without proper documents must be allowed to enroll in schools. If they live in a particular school district, they are supposed to go schools in that district. However, even if they can't prove they live in the district – say, no parent or guardian shows up with them at the school or they don't have valid identification – school officials have been directed to treat them as homeless students, meaning they are to be allowed to go to that school without providing a home address.
This is not just another executive order by the Obama administration. It's federal law. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1982 that children, regardless of whether they are here legally or not, must have access to public elementary and secondary education.
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