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Letter: Cost of educating immigrants?

This June 18, 2014 file-pool photo shows detainees

This June 18, 2014 file-pool photo shows detainees in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas. The surge of Central American children crossing the U.S. southern border has shifted the politics of immigration. Credit: AP

Newsday ran a very compelling story about young Marlon Velásquez’s fight to get a free education [“Accused of turning him away,” News, Sept. 2].

He even has an immigration lawyer to help him. The article says that Long Island ranks among the top resettlement areas nationwide for unaccompanied minors entering this country — apparently, like this young man, many of them illegally.

Will Newsday run another article outlining the costs in our two counties of providing the free benefits?

Tim Consiglio, Hauppauge

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