It seems as though reports of the consequences of illegal immigration get worse and worse. Now, we have evidence that adult illegals are posing as children in order to enroll in American schools. This all thanks to Eric Holder’s Department of Justice, which has forbidden school officials from inquiring as to a student’s citizenship.
Without having to prove citizenship, illegals can enter the school system a number of ways. Many show up to the local public school with an “advocate” who knows all the loopholes and voila! They’re sitting in the desk opposite your little boy or girl.
Being that the DOJ has labeled it discrimination to ask for a brown child’s identification, any illegal immigrant can waltz into the administration office of any public school and be signed up. One city in Massachusetts reported being so overwhelmed with this problem that the mayor’s office has instructed personnel to forgo other matters in order to deal with the mounting issues which this influx of illegals into the school system has created.
This is wrong on so many levels. The hard-working American tax-payers should not have to foot the bill to educate those who break the law by coming to the United States illegally. In addition, they should not have to send their impressionable young children to school with gang-bangers and hardened criminals.
Illegal immigrants within our already deplorable education system are only going to serve to make matters worse. Teachers will not be able to focus on American children when they’re forced to teach a 22-year-old illegal masquerading as a high schooler that 2 + 2 = 4.
Illegals are also creating a significant problem when it comes to attendance rates. As one official pointed out, “Every time they drop out they are counted against us. There are issues in data that these students are creating for us that we’re trying to figure out what to do with now.” Reportedly, illegals have a nasty habit of dropping out when the whether is nice to go make a few extra bucks at landscaping jobs, only to return to school when the seasons change. Yet another way they are taking advantage of the system.
Shall we count the ways that illegal immigrants are taking advantage of the system? We pay for them to eat via EBT cards. We pay for their housing. We pay for their health care, which is expensive, considering the fact that many come to this country carrying diseases which must be treated. They also make a habit of popping out babies, which is costly. Furthermore, we pay for their education. Then public schools have their funding hit when these illegals drop out only to return later on. You may be paying one of them to mow your lawn or trim your trees, in which case they are taking money away from the American economy, because they are not paying taxes on it. I could go on, but you get the point.
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H/T: National Review