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‘It is kind of crushing:’ Southwest Denver projected to lose nearly 2,000 students

Denver Post related article quote: Southwest Denver, home to more elementary school children than any other part of the city, is expected to be the hardest hit
Chalkbeat Colorado
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Colorado News

[...] In the past, it was common for students to have a sibling in every grade from kindergarten to fifth...

Parents are dissuaded from having more, she said, because of tight budgets  or the fear they’ll be deported and have to leave their kids ...

Universities Tout Amnesty To Protect Their Middle-Class Outsourcing Program

Breitbart
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
National News

A group of wealthy universities is joining the push for a DACA amnesty because they want to protect the revenue they get by providing white-collar work permits to 330,000 foreign graduate-customers.

Helping immigrants [illegal aliens] adjust and thrive in the Roaring Fork Valley

From article "Fifteen-year-old "Victor" arrived in Basalt in September after a harrowing journey from El Salvador ... he soon will be required to go to immigration court in Denver for entering the country illegally..."
The Aspen Times
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Colorado News


Fifteen-year-old "Victor" arrived in Basalt in September after a harrowing journey from El Salvador that included walking across a hot desert, a boat ride across the snake-infested waters of the Rio Grande River and a 34-day stay in a U.S. immigrant detention center in Texas.

Schools and immigrants: Impact hits downvalley harder

Additional four article excerpts included from the Post Independent series articles.
Post Independent
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Colorado News

Roaring Fork Schools saw a notable shift in demographics around 2011 that puts the lower Roaring Fork Valley school district in a unique class. For the first time that year, minority students, and specifically Hispanic students, became the majority in public schools serving the communities ...

Hundreds of Roaring Fork Valley children and young adults affected by DACA decision

A brief collection of the headline stories in Glenwood Post Independent
Post Independent
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Colorado News

Immigration agents inside schools? Why some activists are warning undocumented students about Trump’s policy shifts

LA School Report
Thursday, August 24, 2017
National News

One student exchanged hand gestures with a classmate in the school hallway. Another drew graffiti in his notebook. A third wore a Chicago Bulls T-shirt.

The most important time to make English the official language

Conservative Review
Monday, August 7, 2017
Immigration Impact

“We have room for but one flag, the American flag … We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language …” ~Teddy Roosevelt, January 3, 1919

67% Hispanic immigrants in U.S. 15 years or more are functionally illiterate

From article, Jason Richwine PhD "The importance of English literacy cannot be overstated. Without language proficiency, immigrant families will find it difficult to succeed...Policymakers should take note."
Washington Examiner
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Immigration Impact

[...] A new analysis of immigrants found that 63 percent of Hispanics have a "below basic" understanding of English, making them illiterate.

And it doesn't get better if they stay in the U.S. for 15 years. In a shocking finding showing that they haven't tried to learn -- or even had to ...

Aurora school board approves resolution to protect immigrant students, though some raise questions

Why the need to reassure immigrants? Immigrants are lawful- only illegal aliens are not
Chalkbeat
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Colorado News

The Aurora school board unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday aimed at helping immigrant students feel safer, but not before fault lines emerged over its title and intent.

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