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Student activists call on officials to boost resources for immigrants

Student activists call on officials to boost resources for immigrants

Spurred by a recent federal crackdown on unauthorized immigrants and inspired by fellow student activists in the Black Lives Matter movement, a group of high school students gathered Saturday to draw up a list of demands calling on city and state officials to increase support for the city's growing immigrant population.

The students want education officials to offer more English as a second language classes — including at top high schools — and to hire more Spanish-speaking staff as well as offer translators at school events.

About 30 students and some teachers attended the Saturday session, which was organized in part by Somos, a Latino student group at...

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