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Texas: Immigrants Pull Children From School
October 5, 2007, 8:02 pm
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Published: October 5, 2007

The superintendent of the Irving school district said that some immigrant parents had pulled their children from school over fears that they or their families would be deported. The superintendent, Jack Singley, said that about 90 children had been withdrawn from 33,000-student public school district in the last week. The Mexican Consulate has advised people to avoid driving through Irving, a Dallas suburb, in response to the Irving Police Department’s participation with federal immigration authorities in a program to identify illegal immigrants who have been arrested and to deport them. The Irving police have turned over more than 1,600 people to immigration officials since the program began last year.

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