Team Obama Tells Schools Not To Deny Illegal Aliens
The most lawless administration ever continues its march of pushing the U.S. from a nation of law to a nation of men
(NY Times) Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued a strong warning on Thursday to public school districts nationwide not to deny enrollment to immigrant students in the country illegally.
The Justice and Education Departments jointly issued an update of guidelines they published three years ago, reminding districts that they “may be in violation of federal law” if they turn students away because the children or their parents do not have immigration papers. The guidelines clarify what documents schools can and cannot require to prove that students live in their districts.
“Sadly too many schools and districts are still denying rights to undocumented children,” Mr. Duncan said on a conference call with reporters. “That behavior is unacceptable, and it must change.” He added, “Our goal must be to educate, not to intimidate.”
I almost do not know what to say about this. Why are we educating people who should not be in the country in the first place? Isn’t there law about that? Doesn’t this contravene the law which says they should be deported? What about children who are citizens who have to put up with larger classes because of these illegals? Who have their classes disrupted because the illegals barely speak English? Who see their education marginalized? The American taxpayers are going to have to subsidize these illegals and potentially see their property taxes go up.
I wonder which laws I can break, and then have everybody feel so sorry for my plight that Congress and the President will consider special action to make everything work out just fine for me?
Of course, we do run into the problem that these children are anchor babies, born here in the United States, quite often with the express intent on manufacturing a way to tug on the heart strings of liberals to make sure the parents aren’t deported. As citizens, they are entitled to schooling. But, let’s also face the fact that these children are so often unqualified to be in school, and there are many, many demands that the school accommodate these kids who haven’t received education, putting them behind, and that they can barely speak English. Same with their parents.
During the last two years, federal officials examined more than 200 school districts in Georgia to make sure their enrollment practices met the requirements, said Jocelyn Samuels, acting assistant attorney general for civil rights. The Justice Department reached formal settlements with Henry County, Ga., as well as Palm Beach County, Fla., to change their practices.
Interesting. Yet Team Obama has failed to enforced federal law regarding use of marijuana. And they are going easy on those who are in the country illegally. They’re picking and choosing which laws to enforced. Oh, BTW, 8 U.S. Code :§ 1324 – Bringing in and harboring certain aliens
(a) Criminal penalties
(A) Any person who–
(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;
(iv) encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law;
Why, yes, this can induce civil and criminal penalties, including up to 20 years in jail if the illegal has committed bodily harm.