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Some Immigrant Families are Leaving Arizona

By Mary Ann Zehr — June 02, 2010 1 min read

The Arizona Republic reports that some school officials in Arizona are expecting an exodus of immigrant families over the summer because of the new immigration-enforcement law passed in that state. The newspaper says that some immigrant parents have been telling school officials they plan to relocate. One elementary school district in Phoenix lost 70 families in 30 days, which educators there characterized as an unprecedented number.

The new law in Arizona requires local police to inquire about the immigration status of people they are interacting with whom they suspect are living illegally in the country.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.