This piece originally appeared in the Charlotte Observer
Some of the more than 1,400 immigrant children recently relocated to North Carolina are still unable to register for school, prompting civil rights groups to urge federal officials to mandate their admission.
In a letter last week, the civil rights groups said that the state Department of Public Instruction has given conflicting information to school districts on how to register children who’ve been relocated to North Carolina after having been detained at the nation’s southern border. The groups are asking the U.S. Justice Department to make sure that the state’s school districts don’t use admissions policies that keep the immigrants from getting a public education. …
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