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July 23, 2014

Border Crisis Draws Conflicting Emergency-Spending Bills in Congress

The House and Senate have drafted vastly different emergency spending measures aimed at addressing the surge of unaccompanied minors streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border.

July 22, 2014

Fastest Growing Group of Migrants Arriving at Border: Children Under 12

The number of unaccompanied minors from Central America under the age of 12 has increased by 117 percent from last year, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

July 18, 2014

New York Communities Prepare for Influx of Unaccompanied Minors

City officials in Syracuse and New York City are mobilizing resources and support for the influx of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America.

July 15, 2014

Two High Schools for English-Learners to Open in Prince George's County, Md.

The 125,000-student district outside of Washington is partnering with CASA de Maryland and the Internationals Network for Public Schools to open two high schools to serve ELLs and recently arrived immigrants.

July 11, 2014

Ala. Puts Stop to Enrollment Policies That Discriminate Against Immigrants

State Superintendent of Education Thomas Bice is requiring all school districts to use a common enrollment form and follow the same set of practices that will not discourage students to enroll because of their immigration status or that of their parents.

July 10, 2014

Louisiana District Agrees to Improve Services for English-Language Learners

Federal civil rights officials had been investigating complaints about inadequate services for English-learners and their families in the 46,000-student Jefferson Parish district.

July 08, 2014

White House Seeks $3.7 Billion in Emergency Funding for Border Crisis

White House officials say the additional resources will help stem the tide of unaccompanied child migrants flowing across the U.S.-Mexico border.

July 07, 2014

White House: Most Unaccompanied Minors Will Be Sent Home

President Obama's press secretary says that few of the tens of thousands of child and youth migrants streaming into the United States from Central America are likely to be allowed to stay in this country.

June 19, 2014

ELLs Grow in Number in England's Schools, Outperform Native Speakers

For the first time, students who are not native speakers of English outperformed their native-speaking peers on the English Baccalaureate exams.

June 10, 2014

English-Speaking Abilities of Immigrants: A Snapshot From the U.S. Census Bureau

Newly-released data from the Census Bureau shows that English-speaking abilities of immigrants vary by time of arrival in the United States and education levels.

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