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Friday, August 30, 2019

Mass immigration also burdens our public schools

Federal agents caught 132,000 illegal immigrants at the southern border in May — the highest single-month total in more than a decade.

These eye-popping numbers weren't an aberration. So far in 2019, the Border Patrol has apprehended more than 300,000 illegal immigrants — a 140% increase from this time last year. Roughly 30,000 were unaccompanied children. Tens of thousands more were children who crossed the border with adult relatives or human traffickers. Due to loopholes in U.S. asylum and immigration laws, agents had to release most of these kids into the interior United States.

That has placed an enormous burden on public schools, which already spend $60 billion each year to feed and educate immigrants' children. Our schools are already underfunded and overcrowded — they can't handle this flood of foreign pupils.



Anonymous said...

I believe that. I read Maryland has spent has spent between 2-3 billion on illegals and counting. Hogan and Frosh has never attempted to change this for the Maryland tax payer.

Anonymous said...

I recently attended my son's back to school open house - was astonished at how many Hispanic children were there. Don't get me wrong, as I observed they were all polite and well mannered (from what I saw) but I was struck by the fact there were so many. I also noted that their parents (again from what I observed) were non English speaking, and their children were interpreting for them. On one hand, I was very impressed by the mannerisms of the children and their parents, but on the other hand I was thinking ' how did this happen?" The school in question is Wi Middle this pat Thursday..

Anonymous said...

Don't think for one minute that those kids crossed all those miles alone and that there isn't someone this side of the border waiting for them.