San Francisco is ready for a flood of unaccompanied immigrant children.
There's a "surge" in children from Central American countries crossing the border into the United States of late, and school officials told the San Francisco Examiner that they're ready.
San Francisco is a "sanctuary city," which means that people who are not legally in the United States can live and work there without fear of deportation in most cases.
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There has been nearly 50,000 children exiting war-torn countries in Central America in favor of the United States, according to federal officials. About 175 children have arrived in San Francisco, and overall, 1,029 "newcomer" students -- very-recent immigrants -- have enrolled in school for the 2014-2015 year.
In San Francisco, the school district will likely hire "several" new teachers, the newspaper reported.