The Associated Press has conducted an analysis of federal data to determine if school districts are blocking migrant students from school enrollment.
Schools in the United States are one of the few resources where migrant youth fleeing violence in Central America are guaranteed services by law. However, the administration of the schools is local, and there is little federal help available for overseeing what happens.
Approximately 104,000 unaccompanied minors have been placed with adult sponsors nationwide since 2013. While they seek legal immigration status, they are expected to attend local schools. When services are denied, they can file complaints, but there is a backlog in the investigation of these investigations.
For more details of the results of the Associated Press investigation, continue reading here.