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Morning Read: Belmont High students, alone and from Central America, face challenges outside classroom

LA School Report | July 15, 2016

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Nearly 1 in 4 students at this LA high school migrated from Central America — many without their parents

At Belmont High, nearly 1 in 4 of its 1,000 students came from Central America, many as unaccompanied minors. They are part of several waves of more than 100,000 who arrived in the U.S. as children, some seeking refuge from violence. While some crossed the border to reunite with mothers and fathers, others have no family in the U.S. By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times



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