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The Border Crisis May Be Coming to Your Kids’ School

Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2021
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The Biden administration is scrambling to shelter thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border from Central America. The media are declaring the crush at the border a “crisis.”

Truth is, this crisis could be heading to your school district. If your kids are in public school or you pay school taxes, you need to know the facts.

The media show photos of young migrant children. Don’t fall for that. Three-quarters of these unaccompanied minors are young men ages 15 to 17. Think tattoos, not teddy bears.

These teens are carrying the name and phone number of a relative in the United States who will sponsor them. A few weeks after surrendering to border officials, they’ll board buses to Los Angeles, Houston, or New York City—the three most frequent destinations—or elsewhere in the United States where their sponsor lives.

It’s the beginning of a hard road. The law requires them to go to school. But they’ve endured trauma on their trek and missed months or years of schooling. Few speak English, and many don’t know Spanish, only Mayan.

Their education will cost thousands of dollars a year more than for the average student because they’ll need linguistic experts, tutors, psychological counseling, vaccinations, and other support.

They also consume most of a classroom teacher’s attention, leaving the rest of the class to make do with less.

Even so, only 66 percent of students without English skills ever graduate.

They will struggle, but so will our own kids. This migration wave is hitting schools just as they’re reopening after the pandemic. Students have missed an entire year of school activities.

For school districts with tight budgets, the added costs of educating these young newcomers will mean an end to art classes, band and orchestra, and other enrichment activities.

School districts in four states will likely be most affected—Florida, California, Texas, and New York. But Connecticut also has Central American communities and will likely be receiving minors.

In 2014, New York City schools rolled out the red carpet for 1,662 migrants from Central America, committing a whopping $50 million for special programs. At the time, parents asked the question they should be asking again now: Why is the federal government allowing this influx of needy students when New York City already has challenges? Over half of city students read below grade level.

President Joe Biden seems oblivious. Last week, he announced a program to enable Central American children to apply for admission to the United States from their home country. That would spare them the dangerous trek. But it doesn’t alleviate the strain on our schools.

The Democratic Party pays lip service to reducing economic inequality. But their open border policy is doing the opposite—fostering a permanent underclass working for low wages.

In the Chicago suburbs, these young teens labor nights in meatpacking plants and auto parts plants, come home at 6 a.m. when their shift ends, and then go to school two hours later on almost no sleep, according to a ProPublica expose. No wonder they fall asleep in class and age out of high school before getting a diploma. The Dickensian era of child labor is being resurrected in our country today, thanks to open borders.

Teens who fail to get a diploma are almost doomed to poverty. Nearly half the Central American adult migrants in the United States don’t have a high school diploma. Their education levels are lower than other immigrants or the U.S.-born population. And no surprise, they are also poorer.

Worst of all, allowing this wave of migration to continue now will cripple our public schools and further set back our kids, just when they’re struggling to get back on the learning track.

Message to Biden: close the border, protect our schools, and put our own kids first.

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., is a political commentator, constitutional expert, syndicated columnist, and author of several books, including “The Obama Health Law: What It Says and How to Overturn,” and “The Next Pandemic.” She is also a former lieutenant governor of New York.

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aluminum head
aluminum head
3 years ago

Parents and grandparents – PLEASE – budget to send your children to Christian or Catholic / Parochial schools The public education system has been taken over by COMMUNISTS. Make sure the school teaches HISTORY ( true history ), CIVICS ( not Honda civics either ), and GEOGRAPHY. It costs around $900 a month but the minds of our little ones are being HYPNOTIZED ny the marxists in the NEA and AFT.
Take the time for them to learn the Constitution and not video games or porn. And YOU must be highly aware of your surroundings and to CCL. The govt. will no longer protect you. The communists are now in control.

Phil Hammersley
Phil Hammersley
3 years ago

When our public schools are failing to adequately educate our children, why would we want to throw more children (totally illiterate and not able to communicate in English) into the fray? Just more freeloaders to hook up to the DIMM/Marxist party!!

Rebecca Johnson
Rebecca Johnson
3 years ago

Something needs to be done. Because our students need to come first. First of all the schools will need to hire more certified teachers. And the classrooms are over crowded now. The schools do not have room or time that can be utilized for the children immigrants. First they will have to learn a new language. That will take time.

John A Bird
John A Bird
3 years ago

We are no longer a sovereign nation under the democraps and the rinos. They are all tyrants who should be hung by the neck until pronounced dead.

Cmac
Cmac
3 years ago

“For school districts with tight budgets, the added costs of educating these young newcomers will mean an end to art classes, band and orchestra, and other enrichment activities.”
Or greater reliance on federal $ to get by which then will mean even greater control over the school by the feds.

“President Joe Biden seems oblivious.”
He is oblivious, he just does and says what those pulling his strings tell him to with little to no actual sense of what is going on.

Allan Brem
Allan Brem
3 years ago

Biden is not performing the duties of the Office of President. He is, in fact, in many cases doing just the opposite. That is why we have a 2nd Amendment and Article 25. The American people are ignoring the unconstitutional activities of Biden. For that reason we may as well do as the Democrats are trying to do, that is not have a Constitution.

Teresa L Story
Teresa L Story
3 years ago

Send Them HOME NOW!

Brenda Blunt
Brenda Blunt
3 years ago

Since Biden has opened the borders, he himself can pay for their expenses and any other democrat who agrees! The taxpayer SHOULD NOT be paying as the USA has issues with providing for our own children!!! Shame!!!

For some reason parade was my sticky one, too.
For some reason parade was my sticky one, too.
3 years ago

The real crisis was the election of Hiden Joe Biden! Get prepared for this Nation to go into a real war and/or a huge rise in taxes …. and be ready to survive in the explosive increase in inflation (the only way the libtards can hide their irresponsible management of the economy) And … when taxes rise it will be referenced by the libtards as a “donation” or a “gift” or “investment” or some other baloney nickname … most recently LBJ using this word ploy to justify gross financial mismanagement by the Fed Government..

Mary Hitzemann
Mary Hitzemann
3 years ago

I totally agree.

Carol
Carol
3 years ago

The left doesn’t care about people! The left just exploits others for leftist purposes. The left thinks they are gods and everyone else is their subject! Biden and company are showing this to be the case with the immigrant crisis, the pandemic, and the victimology the left has been pushing for years. Dehumanize everyone, pit groups against each other and conquer all! Then these leftist think they will high on the hog getting all of us to do whatever slave work they want since we will only be allowed to live if we kiss these leftists backsides!

Ron Wooten
Ron Wooten
3 years ago

We need our borders closed. Perhaps if with shipped these migrants to DC as a holding area instead of Texas (Dallas), congress would get a first hand view of the effect “open borders” are having on the country.

Ed J
Ed J
3 years ago

President Bidense, The Inept, (our very own King Midas in reverse, i.e., everything he touches turns to sh*t) is rabidly embracing the motto of “We will snatch DEFEAT out of the jaws of victory!” with every dysfunctional, dystopian action he takes.
 
President Trump had already fixed most of the problems that Bidense is now recreating. A good case could be made that Bidense is a firm believer that if you throw enough gasoline on a raging fire, that the fire will eventually be doused.
 
The good Lord created all of us “dumb” to a greater or lesser extent. Stupidity, however, is SELF ACHIEVED! And Bidense and his puppet handlers are remarkably adept at embracing what is called CULPABLE STUPIDITY (the highest level of stupidity). In a normal society, these idiots would be institutionalized to protect society from their depredations. Unfortunately, it seems the inmates are now running the asylum, are totally unchecked, and are actively being encouraged by their minions to further damage our nation.

Myrna S Wade
Myrna S Wade
3 years ago

This open border is so obviously wrong. Even socialist Sanders knows the United States is finite.
Most of the huge stack of executive orders were vicious.
There is hope. Individual states do have authority and strength. Texas is setting out to protect its border. States are bringing lawsuits to challenge over reach of the administration: the cancellation of the XL pipeline and the most recent stimulus.
Sober and responsible citizens must use only legal means regardless of what the usurpers do.
The flag is still there. We will join hands and come through this.

Darlene
Darlene
3 years ago

There is so many things wrong with this. Stop inviting illegals here where the taxpayers will have to pay for their education. I already still pay school taxes and I am 80 years old. My children have long been out of school which makes me have to pay for illegals and folks who rent! Outrageous!

Gary A Fisher
Gary A Fisher
3 years ago

Teachers who refuse to come back for healthy kids might have a real lib crisis when the students include “poor, downtrodden refugees” – who could be carrying anything from smallpox to stilettos.

Mike
Mike
3 years ago

Send all of them to the Whitehouse to live with Biden! He can pick up the tab also! We have
to deal with our budgets at home and maybe get a loan or another job to pay for our own
screw ups, but he doesn’t look at the fallout of his decisions as he feels he can just load it on the
Southern States and onto the American people. Far as I am concerned for his 57 strokes of the pen
to just overturn what President Trump did is high crimes and misdemeanors as his decisions have
not fixed anything, but has made more problems for the American people. His stimulus will add to
the National debt and won’t do anything for the low income people as all of their home budget costs
are going up due to his decisions. For example, making us depend on the OPEC Countries and Russia once again for our oil and driving gas up as now in Idaho we have $3.50 a gallon and climbing. What an idiot! People wake up! Socialism does not work and if you did not learn that in school, you should have lived, many of you through the Reagan Administration years and witnessed all the problems the Russians had with their Socialism/Communism Economy! There is old Russians living all over America, talk to one and they will tell you the minimum retirement in the United States is better than what they had to go through in Russia. I taught in high schools for two decades and can tell you if people don’t speak English before coming here their children struggle and most do not
graduate with the tools to move on in education let alone become successful! They fall under the Welfare system and load more on the taxpayers! President Jimmie Carter is most likely laughing as Historians will most likely rank Obama/Biden behind him in the line of successful Presidents and all three will be in the bottom of the 45 Men so far to become Presidents! President Biden better call an audible and change his decisions and follow what President Trump was doing as it was for the American people. Biden might look back and model himself after Truman and JFK at least he might do part of it right!

David B.
David B.
3 years ago

Does anyone really think the O’Biden clown-show cares about illegal children, let alone actual citizens? This cabal is all about the Open Society funded by the evil George Soros.

Gerson
Gerson
3 years ago

As a teacher in the Miami-Dade County Public School System, believe me, this article is spot on. I have lived through it and it is only going to get worse and it will be all at the taxpayers expense.

Barbara Reincke
Barbara Reincke
3 years ago

Join the Convention of States and the efforts toward utilizing/pursuing Article V of the U.S. Constitution to hold the current federal government officials (ALL politicians creating these criminal acts) accountable for these evil acts. We the People MUST join together in ALL efforts to oust all of the Marxist/Socialists/Communists attempting to destroy this Great Nation!

gi2468
gi2468
3 years ago

Get ready for property taxes to soar, as school funding is the biggest part of property tax. I have never had children or grandchildren in the public school system but I have paid property taxes all my life. Best thing you can do for your kids/grandkids is get them out of the public school system where they are being brainwashed & taught “critical race theory” & to hate America. Our schools & teachers are not the best as has been shown by the teachers union keeping the kids hostage for the last year using the “covid crisis” as the excuse. Now the school systems will be even more unable to educate with the surge of illegals coming in. Of course the democrats solution will be to raise taxes which is their solution to any & all problems.

Patty Ann
Patty Ann
3 years ago

What is the timeframe of this possibly happening? And what is the validity of this information?

James Fitts
James Fitts
3 years ago

I don’t know why American property owners ever allowed the government at any level to tax property because that allowed the government to own every bit of property in the United States. Don’t believe me? Don’t pay your property tax and see what happens to you: you will be out on the street in short order.
Housing prices in America have risen dramatically over the last 20 years. This has allowed local governments to rake in huge sums of money all based on nonsense and lies. A property is only worth what someone will pay for it, not some hypothetical number that is pulled out of the sky.
With the very large sums of money government has stolen from property owners they have expanded local governments way beyond what they should be and the school boards have over spent dramatically. Why should property owners be forced to pay for multi lingual teachers and all the other un American programs pushed by the Federal Department of Education? Our Constitution does NOT authorize the federal government to control our schools because that is not in our Constitution. I would add that most of what the federal government does is NOT authorized by our Constitution and that is a major reason America is in the serious troubles we now have. Many (most) politicians will sell their souls for a vote and in doing so are destroying our wonderful country.
If American citizens don’t rise up and demand all politicians follow our laws our country is gone, and we are close to that point right now.

BAE
BAE
3 years ago

Send them back to where they came from. Send them HOME. They do not belong here.
More of our TAX MONIES to a bottomless pit. Let Schumer and Pelosie and biden take them in. They are RICH….but they like spending our money. We work for them. OMG

Hen3ry
Hen3ry
3 years ago

Everything This Administration is doing and touching
Is going to affect all of us
One way or another
And always in a negative destructive way.
Except of course for those who are citizens of the DC Swamp

Chuck
Chuck
3 years ago

Democrats don’t want an educated base. If they did, the Democrats wouldn’t be voted into office. So bring in the impoverished, uneducated and criminals. Strengthen the base so the “deplorables” don’t have a chance.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
3 years ago

& spread the Wuhan virus too nationwide IF NOT screened for virus at Border side

David Spade
David Spade
3 years ago

So this crisis at the boarder gets exported to the rest of the country because the administration does not know what to do with all the minors they let in to the country. What will ultimately happen is that the government will pay huge sums of money to people who take these young people into their homes. With all of the financial, social, health risks that go along with bringing in undocumented aliens, now the entire country has to share in the stupidity of the administration. This problem was solved when the government just followed the laws of immigration. But this Marxist Democrat who leads the country thought otherwise. Now there is a gag order on all the federal workers at the boarder, and we get no credible news except for the dialogue from fair and balanced reporting of certain news networks. Does anyone see anything that resembles unity, transparency, and cooperation from the left? I didn’t think so.

Levon Baxley
Levon Baxley
3 years ago

Send them Biden, Pelosi, Harris and Schumer across the border for good !!!

MAC
MAC
3 years ago

My thoughts are BIDEN>DEMOCRATS brought them here..and Now they should return…there is NO ROOM IN THE INN> so the saying goes

FedUp
FedUp
3 years ago

Be aware that Biden signed an executive order in the first couple days making it illegal for states to disallow (of fight against) illegal aliens from being dumped into their states. He knew this was coming. and they’ll use it to flood soon to be democrat voters into red states. Anyone who thinks this is an unforeseen result of democrat policies is very mistaken.

Bchris
Bchris
3 years ago

Joe’s oath of office means no more to him than the Constitution or the needs of US citizens. Democrats don’t give a rip about people – legal or illegal. All they do is use people – the more poor and illiterate the people are, the better for them. Easier to control, and retain their power!

Drue
Drue
3 years ago

This is Wonderful!! Dumping thousands of illegal migrant children, many infected with COVID-19 into already struggling school systems across our country. The majority of these kids know very little or no English, are illiterate, malnourished, and have no family. Our economy is already struggling with high unemployment and failing businesses. What a recipe for disaster! Thanks, President Biden. You own this plague. What an idiot at the helm of our nation.

Angus2
Angus2
3 years ago

This is what they voted for and more. My cup runneth over !

the rebel
the rebel
3 years ago

People need to do a little research on gubmint programs that were specifically set-up to try and educate the produce pickers and meat cutters. The majority could give a $hit less about an education.
Study CA educational programs and you find millions of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ were wasted on trying give these people a formal education. A few take advantage of formal education——most need trade training————————————–PERIOD !!!!!

Angus2
Angus2
3 years ago

Congress should go there and Volunteer.????

K. Martin
K. Martin
3 years ago

This is Obama redux, from which we were on the way to recovering with Trump, and with what should have been his second term, most certainly would have succeeded; however, we all know how that (stolen) election went. And with 30 million (many say more) illegals already here, we are already in trouble. If you are a praying person, now’s the time to do so. This country needs deliverance.

Jeanette Fenton
Jeanette Fenton
3 years ago

Insanity including the worry of drugs and illness. Rather than just doom and gloom messages, but if anything is possible to stop this?

Ed J
Ed J
3 years ago

Gee! Let’s pass a law that every Demshevik politician must take a minimum of two of these illegal children into their homes and pretend to be foster parents. Once the children are housed, the law would also make an expedited pathway to adoption of these children by their Demshevik “parents!”
 
If this were to happen, betcha all this nonsense about open borders would change almost instantaneously! Most of these Demshevik politicians strain to “babble their babble,” but seldom can ever really “talk the talk,” much less “walk the walk.” If successful, this would make them put their OWN money on the line, not OURS.

P.S. What comes out of the mouths of these Demsheviks about this and all their other “issues” is just flatulence (no insult or disrespect meant to real flatulence)!

HocasPocas
HocasPocas
3 years ago

I look for the democrats to use all these empty schools to teach these illegals Antifa fascism so they have their own little Hitler army to go up against all opposing citizens to their socialist/communist agenda.

Jim
Jim
3 years ago

IS IT TIME FOR AN ARMED REVOLUTION AGAINST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT?

MariaRose
MariaRose
3 years ago

I want to know where AOC is hiding this surge is exactly what she went to the “border” and cried about. How did it suddenly become okay to ignore NOW? I want to see all those “caring Progressive liberals” give a speech on how they are going to help all these needy migrants? Come On Squad Do your thing! The world is waiting to hear.

Bill
Bill
3 years ago

As history once again draws nigh,
In wonder a good citizen asks, “Why?”
Bewildered as we watch our country die,
Do as they please in their own eye!

Wrong is right and right is wrong,
Repetition of the old prophet’s song.
Absolute liberty – follow along,
Or persecution, you do not belong.

The Founder’s shoulders only go so high,
Yet, they pointed to God, in Him rely!
But at this juncture, towards Him deny,
Atheistic humanism suicide!

supernatural, where is the proof?
Creation and history, yet, you stand aloof!
Much and clear evidence for, Jesus, alone,
Deny all miracles – a heart of stone.

Biblical principles set aside,
Anything Bible, we deny.
No longer is God the creator,
A human being, there’s nothing greater.

Though humans are most feeble and weak,
Turned into gods, as fools we speak!
”I shall be as God.”, Satan began it all,
Not long after was mankind’s fall.

The young are trained, “There is no God!”,
Overtaking cities roughshod.
Violent anarchists like a poisonous adder,
Unrestrained evil makes the lawful scatter.

Extreme violence and cities burned,
History’s young, always last to have learned!
Satisfaction they have yearned,
Forfeiting real freedom, which they have spurned.

Free education in public schools,
Communist Manifesto, #10, still rules.
The bourgeois ride in on their chariot,
The blessed become oppressed – proletariat!

Living as though, God, does not exist,
Instead of confession there’s the raised fist.
As all history shows,
The Almighty knows!

For every unrepentant offense,
The Just One eventually shall recompense.
National repentance of our transgressions,
To a good, longsuffering God, with blessings.

Ancient enemies did invade, drought and pestilence,
By these God punishes nations ever since.
Sometimes one brings nations to their knees,
Do we recognize any of these?

The world before became so evil,
That God promised a great upheaval,
With Noah’s flood His wrath poured out then,
Has He sent out major judgments again?

For a while now, what justice has been dreading,
Wholesale murder of infants has been spreading!
Sodomy has it’s public defender,
Schools are teaching the wicked transgender.

Fifty plus years education man-centered,
Evolution – the devil’s den we have entered!
God’s Ten Commandments in school and courtroom,
Then peace, order and economic boom.

Education with money galore,
With the Bible, is no cure.
Statism and man himself adore,
Will bring in Communism for sure.

Biblical principles made our blessings flow,
Back to this foundation we NEED TO GO!
Without these we will surely collapse,
Hopefully this truth, our nation will grasp!

Barry Courtnay
Barry Courtnay
3 years ago

I wish we the people had the backbone to defund the government. The money they are spending is ours. The only way we will ever get this mismanaged mess dealt with, is to take what’s ours away from (these) elite, power-hungry tyrants. They just put a woman from Holland Michigan in jail for trying to make a living by keeping her restaurant open. This poor lady came to American 35 years ago from Poland, trying to get away from the same type of government that just put her in jail. This is what we have become. WE are more like China than. ever before. What’s next? Pray for some sort of a miracle it’s probably the only hope we have. Keep your eyes open. Don’t believe anyone or anything till you research the message. Time’s they are a-changing I think Bob Dylan had insight.

JohnH
JohnH
3 years ago

They just need to limit the amount of people that come thru the border & can enter this country legally. Biden opened up a can of worms & seems to not realize there is a problem.We need compassion but must limit the number of people.

John A. Fallon
John A. Fallon
3 years ago

Socialist will not let AMERICAN CHILDREN get an education, they will let the illegals into the schools because they will be a LOT EASIER TO INDOCTRINATE AND BRAINWASH, CREATING MILLIONS OF MINDLESS DRONE VOTERS, PROVE VOTER FRAUD!!! PUT THE PEOPLE IN OFFICE THAT ACTUALLY WON!!! NOT JUST THE WHITEHOUSE, SENATE AND HOUSE SEATS WERE STOLEN AS WELL AS STATE AND LOCAL ELECTIONS, FLIPPING MACHINES HAVE BEEN USED FOR DECADES!!!!

John A. Fallon
John A. Fallon
3 years ago

True conservatives, NOT RINOS! should demand action against the dissasterous policies of the chinajoe administration, if our representatives fail to represent us, we have the right and power to recall and replace them, “WE THE PEOPLE” ARE THE GOVERNMENT, TIME TO START ACTING LIKE IT AND SHOW THESE EVIL FOOLS THE INSIDE OF A FEDERAL PRISON.

Carl Palumbo
Carl Palumbo
3 years ago

I think the Republicans are asleep. How can Trump be impeached for a phone call or a so-called insurrection, while Biden blatantly flouted our laws by encouraging illegal border crossings. Isn’t he, as President supposed to protect and defend the Constitution? Isn’t he breaking the law by opening the border and subjecting American citizens to the health and criminal risks some of these illegals pose? The Republicans, sadly, are our last line of defense. If they don’t step up, White Christians will be extinct in this country within a generation — just as the Bolshevik press and media have been planning.

Patty
Patty
3 years ago

Biden does not “seem” oblivious.
He “IS” oblivious …. to everything!
Democrats & RINOs have effectively joined forces with Evil to insure it will envelope us.

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