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Welcoming Migrant Students

In 2022, more than 41,000 migrants were detained in the Mexican city of Tapachula. An elementary school in Tapachula called Venustiano Carranza Garza wanted to step in to help with the sudden influx of young children in the area, and decided to open their doors to migrant students. Whether kids are in Tapachula for a few days or a few months, they are welcome to learn and make friends at Venustiano Carranza Garza. Language barriers can be a challenge since migrants in Tapachula come from everywhere from Haiti to Cameroon to Uzbekistan, but teachers at Venustiano Carranza Garza have gotten creative to ensure that no student is left out. The school’s principal hopes that other schools in the area and beyond can implement similar models so that migrant students don’t fall behind in their education while detained.

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