About 100 unaccompanied children who crossed the border from Central America have enrolled in Montgomery County schools.
School officials said 107 were enrolled in the school system.
Officials do not know at this point what the numbers will be for the next school year but the system is preparing to help new arrivals address a host of issues.
The children will need a lot of services that include dealing with social and emotional needs of kids who may have suffered abuse.
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Meanwhile, hundreds of people of different faiths gathered Wednesday in Baltimore to draw attention to the immigrant children coming across the border.
The group met at Christ Lutheran Church and then walked to West Shore Park in the Inner Harbor to pray.
This was meant to send a message that Baltimore City is welcoming of refugees and immigrants.
Catholic Charities came forward and said it has a facility in Timonium that could house up to 50 children, and provide them with an education.
They sent a proposal to house the children to the federal government, and are waiting for a response.