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Students Attend Schools at Immigration Detention Centers

Descriptions that seem to come from typical schools and include math lessons and recess--yet occur inside a detention facility--are shared in a recent story from Fox News Latino.

Approximately 200 students are kept at a federal immigration detention center located at Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operates the site and manages the schooling of the children, who range in age from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Students receive an initial assessment of their academic ability upon arrival to the site. The Texas center is one of a few across the country.

Enrique Lucero, director of ICE's enforcement and removal operations said in the article that “the children will remain at the Karnes facility until they are deported, or released on bond and allowed to live elsewhere in the U.S. with family or a sponsor pending upcoming immigration court dates.”

 

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