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Bryan Preston


August 14, 2014 - 6:54 am

The Hill reports that the Obama administration is telling local schools that they have to take in illegal alien kids, and cannot verify their eligibility to attend school in the U.S.

The Obama administration is preparing the nation’s schools to accept thousands of new students who illegally crossed the southwest border and are now awaiting trials on their possible deportations.

A fact sheet from the Department of Education sent to states and schools on Monday highlights the children’s right to attend public school.

It says all children in the United States “are entitled to equal access to a public elementary and secondary education, regardless of their or their parents’ actual or perceived national origin, citizenship, or immigration status.”

The prospect of tens of thousands of children mostly from Central American countries attending school as they wait for their immigration status to be decided has the potential to be explosive after this summer’s emotional public debate about the border.

The civil rights divisions of the departments of Justice and Education sent a letter in May warning districts to avoid enrollment practices that could “chill or discourage” children from signing up for school due to their perceived immigration status.

“These practices contravene Federal law,” the May 8 letter stated.

The letter pointed out that having children provide Social Security numbers or race and ethnicity data when enrolling must be only voluntary. It also said the age of the children could be proven using foreign records.

Schools may have to hire additional Spanish-speaking staff. And U.S. schools tend to be overcrowded already. Many schools have outgrown their permanent buildings and are using portable outbuildings to accommodate the numbers they already have.

Many of those who crossed during the surge are not children, of course.

Many of the kids will have to go through legal proceedings to determine whether they can stay permanently. Those proceedings take an average of 500 days. The average school year in the United States is just 180 days. America’s taxpayers will pick up the tab for all this.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Isn't this special. A feckless, disingenuous, incompetent community organizer ordering schools to break the law.
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Obama should be impeached on the strength of this alone.
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“These practices contravene Federal law,”

A state response we would like to hear: Well thanks but no thanks. We'll consider adopting that particular "law" when you acknowledge the existing immigration laws.
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Obama should have to teach those kids and discipline them and be responsible for their test scores and pay for their freebies.
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Administrative rules are not "laws" especially when they violate the 10th amendment of the US Constitution. Some state governor is going to take the President to straight to the US Supreme Court.
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Time for Congress to renew the law, and state that illegals do not get automatic benefits of education, health care, food an everything else on the taxpayer dime.
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wait a damn minute - my kid will be denied access to the school if she's not immunized, or if she has any communicable diseases. She also has to register, AND I have to show that she has the proper residency requirements for the school.

The school district collects taxes on my residence, or on the commercial property of those who rent within the school district. Failure to pay means having my property confiscated, and possibly my arrest if I refuse.

If she *doesn't* show up for school, I can be charged, fined and arrested for truancy.

If these kids are going to school, someone needs to demand they meet the requirements, *FIRST*.

Since this is coming from federal edict, then Obozo needs to open up his checkbook to pay for it (and not with deficit spending - take the money out of, say, his personal travel budget), and demonstrate that he's repatriating these children in good faith.

I suppose he can show his sincerity by trucking all of these precious little snowflakes to Sidwell Friends at his own expense, and they can sit next to his kids, coughing and scratching. Let the protective detail sweat it, instead of us.
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Thus spake Judge Dredd (AKA Pres. Obama), "I am the Law!"
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I can't speak to Plyler vs. Doe, but I don't think Title IV or Title VI refer to illegal immigrants. I think they refer to the "race, color, or national origin" of American citizens. I think Justice is using the broadest possible interpretation in order to accomplish a Progressive political goal - open borders.
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Docs journal reports hospitals being closed,

Cristobal Silverio emigrated illegally from Mexico to Stockton, Calif., in 1997 to work as a fruit picker
He brought with him his wife, Felipa, and three children, 19, 12 and 8 – all illegals aliens. When Felipa gave birth to her fourth child, daughter Flor, the family had what is referred to as an “anchor baby” – an American citizen by birth who provided the entire Silverio clan a ticket to remain in the U.S. permanently.
But Flor was born premature, spent three months in the neonatal incubator and cost the San Joaquin Hospital more than $300,000. Meanwhile, oldest daughter Lourdes married an illegal alien gave birth to a daughter, too. Her name is Esmeralda. And Felipa had yet another child, Cristian.
The two Silverio anchor babies generate $1,000 per month in public welfare funding for the family. Flor gets $600 a month for asthma. Healthy Cristian gets $400. While the Silverios earned $18,000 last year picking fruit, they picked up another $12,000 for their two “anchor babies.”
While President Bush says the U.S. needs more “cheap labor” from south of the border to do jobs Americans aren’t willing to do, the case of the Silverios shows there are indeed uncalculated costs involved in the importation of such labor – public support and uninsured medical costs.
In fact, the increasing number of illegal aliens coming into the United States is forcing the closure of hospitals, spreading previously vanquished diseases and threatening to destroy America’s prized health-care system, says a report in the spring issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.


I borrowed this incredulous eye opener article from and a MUST READ for every US taxpayer to see laws that benefit illegal aliens and not citizens or legal residents. Although a little dated rhe laws are the same, so nothing has really changed? Read more at

These are some of the most urgent laws that need to be employed to stop the flow of illegal aliens, that’s if the majority of yellow bellied House of Representatives use their power to cut of the funding purse to this monstrous sized Obama government:
1. Resurrect the 2006 Secure Fence Act and build the double layer fencing, complete with concertina razor wire.
2. Reinforce the border with National Guard and add more Border Patrol Agents permanently.
3. Deploy more internal ICE agents to audit employers, instead of 5000 for all of the United States.
4. Amend the law so illegal entry into the US becomes a Felony.
5. Issue a National digital Social Security Card for voting, and to identify that person.
6. Revisit the 14th amendment, thus amending the automatic citizen law, so ONLY the babies of US citizens can claim this right; (A huge expenditure for taxpayers.)
7. Make it a more serious offense for employers to hire illegal aliens, with prison.
8. Amend the 2006 human trafficking act, so it’s aligning with Mexico and Canadians.

9. Introduce a uniform Guest worker program, with entry and exit permission and unless mitigating circumstances are available, overstays have committed a felony.
10. Only legal immigrants with Special high level skills can be admitted permanently.

Check this site that has the phone Numbers and Mailing Addresses of Members of Congress at: www.contactingthecongress/ to demand an end to illegal immigration and the dismantling of our laws, sovereignty and military, which is protection against our enemies. This is the number for the central switchboard for Congress to address your grievances at 800-224-3121.

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Democrats, under Carter in 1979 created the new US Department of Education. The stated purpose was merely to coordinate financial help to the local governments. Obviously the ultimate (real) purpose was to take education away from local control and allow the Feds, with the teachers unions to control the education of future Democratic party voters. This is just one more result of how we allowed the government to control our lives. This is one more reason for home-schooling.
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So much for the lie that they repatriated the children to their home countries.
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To answer Mark v's question, the federal government was not given this authority, it took it. When these massive centralized agencies, like the Department of Education, were formed, they assumed to power to dictate policy. So, for example, that passed edicts on mandatory admission, minimum attendance rates, minimum passing rates, homogenous grouping, bi-lingual education, curriculum requirements, textbook content, lunch menus, etc. ad nauseam, that effectively usurped local control of the school system. Districts that failed to comply would be denied federal funding. That's how a statist government exerts control.

It's the same with all other massive centralized agencies. The DOT can arbitrarily determine speed limits, and states that don't comply are denied highway funding. The EPA can arbitrarily determine environmental policy, such as which species are endangered or protected, and failure to comply results on loss of funding. And on and on and on.

This particular policy, however, is especially egregious, because it is fundamentally an attack on American school children. I taught public shool in South Texas for several years, and I've many students who were illegal aliens or Mexican nationals that crossed the border each day for school and then returned home at night. Most of these students had little or no education, lacked basic skills, and could barely speak English. Now, if you throw a bunch on students like that into a room with American students who have had formal education all their lives, the classroom becomes unteachable.

How do you prepare a lesson plan when half of the class is prepared and the other half isn't? It's impossible, because one half will understand and the other half won't have a clue. But it's like, oh, here's little Juan, we must admit him. He's 14, so he must belong in the 7th grade, even though little Juan can barely function at a 3rd grade level. How is the teacher supposed to educate this child? It's impossible. He doesn't speak English, can't read and can barely spell his own name. He can barely print, for crying out loud.

But the teacher has no choice. He or she must accept the student because of mandatory admission. He or she can't fail the student because of mandatory passing rates. The only thing he or she can do is prepare separate lessons plans, one at the 7th grade level and another at the 3rd grade level, just for little Juan. Because he must be promoted to the next grade level that he is woefully unprepared for. That is the imperative. Failure to comply results in poor evaluation or loss of job. See how that works?

This is going to be a disaster. But what are concerned citizens to do? Well, they could transfer their children to private schools, but those are expensive. Or they could home school, but that is an inconvenience on most families because in a two-income household, one parent will have to say home to educate the child and that imposes economic hardship on the family. Even worse, either way, they still have to pay property taxes, which will surely go up now, to fund the failed public school system for illiterate illegals. Failure to comply results in fines or foreclosure, forfeiture or confiscation of property.

Does any one else not see the impending disaster? What this is is a deliberate strategy to destroy the middle class and import a permanent underclass. The average middle class household earns between $35,000 and $50,000 a year. They can't afford to send their children to private school or to home school. They don't want to send their children to public school, but they have no choice. If they can't afford their rising property taxes, they will be thrown out on the street, their house will be repossessed and probably used a shelter for more illegals to attend free public school, at the expense of the remaining property tax payers who will be increasingly burdened.

There is no good way for this to end. What concerns me most is disease control. At one junior high where I worked, a tuberculosis screening revealed the 1/3 of the students tested positive for exposure to tuberculosis. No, seriously, 1/3. And there's no telling what other kinds of diseases this illegal alien horde is bringing into our schools, some of which have never existed in this country before and that we do not have the medical capability to deal with.

So, what we have is a federal goverment intent on destroying the United States as founded. These illegals are not an invasion or seige; they are merely pawns in a deliberately ochestrated movement to bring down the middle class, overload the health care and education systems, so that the elites can impose a new aristocrasy--they all can afford to send their children to private schools, by the way. Soon there will be a ruling elite (the aristocrats), a beleagured middle class (the serfs) and a permanent underclass (the servants). The laws that apply to the serfs and serv
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Congress let them have their authority. It freed them up to concentrate on getting re-elected and getting rich. The proof is that Congress will do nothing to recover any of that authority. Or hold anyone, anywhere accountable for anything.
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No comment from the RINOs running the party.
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