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Texas won't pay to educate migrant kids in shelters. Now two charter schools are scrambling.

State education officials did not seem to be aware the two public schools were located in migrant shelters, despite approving their applications.

Immigrants who turned themselves in to border patrol agents after illegally crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S. wait to be transported for processing in the Rio Grande Valley sector, near McAllen, Texas, on April 2, 2018.
Exterior of Upbring New Hope, a government-funded migrant youth shelter in McAllen, on Sept. 4, 2018.

"Structured education"

First lady Melania Trump and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar (left) listen during a roundtable meeting at the Lutheran Social Services of the South's Upbring New Hope Children's Center in McAllen on June 21, 2018.

"A lot of socialization that happens"

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