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Saturday, November 06, 2004

USA: new Arizona law sends fear through immigrant community


Latino leaders offered assurances Friday to immigrant parents who have been flooding Hispanic community leaders with calls, wondering if an Arizona ballot issue approved by voters Tuesday means they should keep their children in school or avoid going out.
Phoenix-area Head Start leaders said attendance dropped dramatically Wednesday as worried parents kept their children home from the federally funded preschool program. In one classroom, only two children showed up instead of the usual 20.

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