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In El Cajon, California, hundreds of young soccer fanatics from around the globe are perfecting the art of the back pass, the header and the scissor kick.
But their training is not a soccer camp for international students. All the children live in the U.S. All of them are refugees. And soccer is a means to an end: academic excellence.
From Here & Now contributor KQED, Erin Siegal McIntyre (@ESMcIntyre) explains.
This segment aired on February 15, 2017.