NYC schools try to prepare for migrant students

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New York City public schools are facing a wave of new students on the first day of the school year Thursday as the nation’s largest district grapples with a massive influx of immigrants.

City officials were reportedly scrambling to enroll an estimated 19,000 immigrant students into the city’s public schools, often while exempting them from vaccine requirements typically required of students.

The crisis in the nation’s most populous city is unfolding as President Joe Biden and his administration have faced widespread criticism over their handling of the southern border crisis, which has seen millions of immigrants flow into border states from Central America.

In response, border state governors such as Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) began busing immigrants to major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, with the Big Apple receiving more than 60,000 immigrants over the past year.


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