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A New Orleans High School Adapts To Unaccompanied Minors

For the past year now, many Americans have been hearing and reading about the 68,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed illegally into the U.S. Nearly all of these minors come from El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras, and since their arrival, immigration officials have released most of them to their parents or relatives who already live in this country.

A number of these children and teenagers are in deportation proceedings, but while they wait, they have been allowed to attend public schools. In Louisiana, schools have enrolled nearly 2,000 of them.

Claudio Sanchez reported in October on G.W. Carver Preparatory Academy, a charter school in New Orleans’ 9th Ward that took in more than 50 of these children. Recently, he went back to see how they’re doing.