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2006 Sep 05: Exchange Students from Middle East Arrive in America Without Homes, an alert for student community

Tuesday, September, 05 2006 – 10:57

OCEANSIDE(USA): Danielle Grijalva, Director Committee for Safety of Foreign Exchange Students, Oceanside, California has issued an alert for students coming to USA from various countries.

“Twenty-five teenagers from Lebanon, Ganza, Ukraine, Jordan, Algeria, Yemen, Kuwait, Muldova and Ukraine are without homes.

The students are here through the YES/FLEX program, wherein the student exchange agency Pacific Intercultural Exchange (PIE) was awarded millions of tax payer grants to invite these teenagers to the United States.  PIE failed to secure host families and schools and have left these children stranded and confused. ……..