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Adams Administration Preparing to Enroll 1,000 Migrant Children in City Schools Who Were Bused From Texas

Mayor Eric Adams greets asylum seekers and their children at Port Authority on Aug. 7. They had arrived in New York City from Texas. (Photo: @NYCMayor)

Aug. 19, 2022 By Czarinna Andres

Mayor Eric Adams announced Friday that the city has launched a program to help families seeking asylum enroll their children in public school.

The city estimates that at least 1,000 children of asylum-seeking families will enter the public school system next month, with most of the students located within six school districts– districts 2, 3, 10, 14, 24 and 30. Districts 24 and 30 are in western Queens.

The program, called Project Open Arms, aims to support these families, by ensuring that their children are ready to start school on Sept. 8, the first day.

Adams’ office says that more than 6,000 asylum seekers have arrived in New York from border states since May. Most have arrived from Texas, with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott busing undocumented immigrants from the Lone Star state to the New York City and Washington D.C.

School Districts in NYC (Courtesy of the DOE).

“Our city has been, and will always be, a city of immigrants that welcomes newcomers with open arms,” Adams said. “Project Open Arms ensures we are well prepared to assist asylum-seekers as the school year begins and that we are offering wraparound services to students and families.”

The project, a multiagency initiative, aim to simplify the school enrollment process, provide backpacks and school supplies for the students, offer support in the immigrants’ native languages, and offer extracurricular activities targeted to students’ needs and interests. The project also aims to make sure that “school curricular and instructional resources are culturally and linguistically responsive.”

The project also aims to connect asylum-seeking families to health care clinics for ongoing pediatric care.

“Our public schools are prepared to welcome families seeking asylum with open arms,” said DOE Chancellor David Banks. “Our city has always stood with those in need of refuge and shelter and this administration will continue that proud legacy.”

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LIC Direct

We can’t reach and teach our own native born American kids, with dismal test scores, failing grades, who speak Ebonics, let alone many kids who don’t speak the English language some who don’t even speak Spanish, who have never had any formal education and speak dialects of Mayan, and other native languages indigenous to Mexico, Central and South America combined with mass retirements of teachers we are in for a rude awakening in the school system this year with roaming gangs, rampant guns and weapon in schools. You will see rampant violence especially in schools predominately occupied by Black and Hispanic students.

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MRLIC

NYC SANCTUATMRY CITY STATUS IS A JOKE. IT NEEDS TO BE REVOKED BEFORE WE ALL GO BROKE AND HHAVE NO MONEY LEFT FOR ANY CITY SERVICES FOR OUR OWN CITIZENS. BIDEN ADMINS. POLICY IS CAUSING THIS AND ADAMS WILL NOT VISIT TEXAS AT GOV. ABBOTT’ S REQUEST TO SER THE FAILURE OF BIDEN’ S OPEN BORDER POLICY THAT IS HURTING BORDER TOWNS BEING OVERRUN WITH
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. WHY ? DOES ADAMS NOT WANT TO SEE THE TRUTH? THE BIDEN ADMIN. HAS FAILED TO PROTECT ITS OWN CITIZENS.

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MRLIC

Let us NOT FORGET THAT SICIALIST JOE BIDEN IS FLYING
Illegals to mostly Sanctuary Cities at NIGHT also on the TAXPAYER DIME..Some of them are coming to NY also. . Open Bordets. Bravo to the tooo9Texas Governor as The bordet has been overrun .and those Towns are suffering. Socialist Joe Biden does not care.
He continues with his Open Border Policy to hurt our country.

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All Aboard

I’m sure you’d be most welcomed to ride the busses going back to Texas since you’re such a fan of it and all things GOP red state. All you need to do is open your mouth at port authority and they’ll wave you onboard. You have such poor writing skills, my immigrant father for whom English was his 3rd language, learned as an adult, was nearly Shakespearian in contrast. Buh-bye… See ya!

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MRLIC

I soeak very well thank you.
I spell very well also. Small keyboard large fingers . You PAY for all the illegals coming here You sound like a upper crust Yuppie. who thinks they are better than everybody. You want them here you pay for them. Veterans who served this country??are not housed in luxury hotels and given free phones snd other goodies. Go their country and see what you get Genius . You will get put in jail. If my wife would move as she is afraid to move anywhere, I would have been out of here already. You sound like s Democratic Socialist..

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MRLIC

Mayor Adams NYC had NOT Always een a sanctuary Ciy
ty for illegal Immigrants.It seems the Democratic Socialists want all this taxpayer money wasted on People who broke the law to come here. If we have money to put Illegals in a luxury hotel nit not homeless veterans who fought for this country, And homeless citizens that is very shameful.
Why do we need money for CONGESTION PRICING ? It seems we cpuld gove this momey for illegals to the MTA
Hochul and all the Democratic Socialists should be voted out .

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