For hundreds of children that recently passed over the U.S. border illegally, Monday will be their first day of school. Where are a majority of them being placed? In Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina elementary, middle and high schools. Yes, you read that right.
Whereas they are hoping for a new life and to avoid deportation, the rest of us are shaking our heads in confusion.
That is exactly what Eduardo (last name omitted intentionally) is doing. He first came to America legally in 1974 from Lima, Peru. It took him twelve long years to finally receive his citizenship and he had the following to say about the situation: “I believe that anyone who comes here illegally is breaking the law… In my opinion everyone should come here legally. The people that just came here should not be legalized.”