Migrants begin attending school in Capital Region

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It’s the first full week of school for many in the Capital Region, and many migrant children who recently arrived in the U.S. are starting school.

NewsChannel 13 spoke to two families with children and teenagers starting school in Albany and North Colonie.

Both families said school was a major factor in their decision to make the journey to the U.S.

NewsChannel 13’s Stella Porter asked the families how important it is for the children to get an education.

“I think one of the most effective ways for the children to adapt to the new country, this new culture and the language is to be able to go to school,” one father told NewsChannel 13 in Spanish.

Watch the full video of Stella Porter’s story to hear from students and their parents.