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1,400 new immigrant children enrolled in NYC public schools

The city’s public school system enrolled 1,400 immigrant children early in the school year — many of whom were brought to the Big Apple from Texas by the Biden administration and Lone Star Gov. Greg Abbott — after crossing the southern border into the United States had

“We want every child to have a chance to thrive, to grow and to thrive, regardless of their zip code, race, race, how they got here,” Adams said during a news conference at PS 161 in the Bronx celebrate the first day of school.

“It doesn’t matter that they came here through the disgraceful acts of a despicable governor who treated them in a brutal manner – these 1,400 students will be treated with the same love and care as the students who grew up in this educational system,” he added.

An estimated 8,000 migrants have been bussed into the city since the spring.

Education Department Chancellor David Banks said he was recruiting bilingual teachers from the Dominican Republic — about 25 so far, and counting.

NYC Mayor Adams at the press conference on the first day of school.
Mayor Eric Adams speaks at a press conference on the first day of school.
Set Gottfried

He also said more asylum seekers would mean more money in school budgets.

“We have more resources that will also go to schools throughout the year,” Banks said in an interview on PIX11 Tuesday morning.

“We are dealing with the asylum seekers who will come to our schools. We place them in many of our schools – the more students the schools get, the more budget they get. So you haven’t seen the end of the resources coming into our schools,” he said.

The school staff opens the gates for the students on the first day of school.
School staff greet students on the first day of school at the Anderson School.
Robert Mueller

Abbott argues that the buses are his way of responding to the Biden administration’s inability to stem a surge in illegal immigration and asylum seekers at the southern border, which has hit historic numbers over the past year.

Gotham’s “right to shelter” policy, fueled by its status as an “immigrant haven,” prevents Adams from denying individuals beds in homeless shelters, meaning the arrival of thousands of migrants has added to an already overburdened shelter system.

Migrants are dropped off at the Port Authority and from there directed to accommodation within the city’s network of shelters and emergency hotels.

A woman and child disembark a bus after arriving at the Port Authority of the southern border
Migrants disembark from a bus after traveling into New York from the southern border.
Robert Mueller

The city also quietly opened a $6 million welcome center late last month that will provide individuals with resources such as legal counsel and job placement help.

The Adams administration has also requested additional funding from the federal government, but has yet to receive a dollar pledge.

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