Cutting classes, exercise for migrant kids? Trump makes children pawns in dangerous game.
By Olivia Golden
If the Trump administration succeeds with its latest attack on immigrants,the Office of Refugee Resettlement will cut English, math, science and reading classes, along with outdoor activities such as soccer and basketball, for 13,000 minors.
But those activities are not optional: By law, ORR must care for traumatized children and support their development, not jail them. The administration’s proposal is cruel, lawless and inconsistent with research on the needs of young people — much of which has been funded by the very same agency that is already starting to eliminate these activities.
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