Trump Admin Eliminates Educational Programs and Legal Aid for Undocumented Children

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The Trump administration is cutting the budget for schooling, recreational programs, and legal aid for unaccompanied minors in federal custody. The federal government blamed the influx of migrants at the US-Mexico border for creating a strain on the budget and forcing the cuts.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has asked federal migrant shelters across the country to begin discontinuing funding for activities such as soccer and English classes for undocumented minors. Administration for Children and Families (ACF) spokesperson Evelyn Stauffer told The North Star in a statement that the crisis at the border has put a strain on the ORR’s budget.

“As we have said, we have a humanitarian crisis at the border brought on by a broken immigration system that is putting tremendous strain on the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and its Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program,” Stauffer said in…

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