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A school in rural North Carolina refused to enroll Silvia because her custodian was not the child’s parent or legal guardian.  After the Legal Orientation Program for Custodians (LOPC) staff in Harlingen educated Silvia’s custodian and the school about the child’s right to receive an education, she was eventually enrolled in school.  LOPC staff also referred Silvia's immigration case to local legal aid agencies and reported the school issue to the Charlotte LOPC site for follow-up with the state board of education.

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