About 39,000 immigrant children are expected to enter the United States illegally as unaccompanied minors this federal fiscal year, reaching the second-highest level of that migration since 2008, says an analysis issued last week by the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute.
The second wave of immigrants, as some call it, is expected even as localities and school systems struggle to absorb about 53,500 children who arrived last fiscal year.
Advocacy groups say little has been done to help communities that have received the children. A recent $14 million federal grant for education costs is a drop in the bucket, they say, when divided among affected schools across many states.
A version of this article appeared in the April 15, 2015 edition of Education Week as More Immigrant Children Headed to United States