Immigrant children withdrawing from Irving schools

Immigrant children withdrawing from Irving schools
Oct. 4, 2007, 5:28AM
Associated PressIRVING — The superintendent of the Irving school district said some immigrant parents have pulled their children from school over fears that they or their families will be deported.

Jack Singley said about 90 children have withdrawn from 33,000-student public school district in the last week.

The Mexican Consulate has advised people to avoid driving through the Dallas suburb in response to the Irving Police Department’s participation in a program with federal immigration authorities to identify illegal immigrants who have been arrested and deport them.

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