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Officials: More than 2,000 unaccompanied children who illegally crossed border are living on Long Island

Hempstead School Board President Lamont Johnson says the

Hempstead School Board President Lamont Johnson says the district wasn't prepared for the influx of children and it has left classrooms packed with 50 students and standing room only. (August 27, 2014 6:38 PM)

Officials say Long Island has received more than 2,000 unaccompanied children who illegally crossed the border into the United States.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement released a list that shows which counties across the United States are currently housing the children. Long Island ranks within the top five, with almost 1,200 living in Suffolk and nearly 1,100 in Nassau.

Patrick Young,...

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