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Immigrants Changing Public School Policy

Friday, 17 October 2014 08:38 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The current flood of undocumented Hispanic children from Central America is spotlighting a trend of minority children forming a majority of students in the nation’s public schools.

Undocumented foreign nationals are nothing new to the United States, but the sheer numbers of undocumented children enrolling in public schools is a major change.

In schools around the nation the percentage of undocumented students is escalating as are related costs.

Democrats downplay this demographic change, but taxpayers are paying the costs.

The Washington Post reported in October that now northern Virginia county officials worry how to pay for the new undocumented children Obama has sent them.                           

In Virginia, the influx of undocumented students is creating a minority-majority population in certain public schools. Democrat-controlled Fairfax County, Va., for instance, is providing special attention to undocumented alien students who speak no English, at the expense of students who are U.S. citizens.

The Fairfax County School system is just one example.

Democratic-controlled, it is redrawing school districts to bus English-speaking citizen children to schools that are overwhelmingly Spanish-speaking to balance the diversity of students. In one such school, a kindergarten consists of two dozen Spanish-speaking children with a few English-speaking children, who are being bused in to provide diversity.

Some Hispanic children are several years older than their English-speaking classmates.

English-speaking students bide their time, while teachers play catch-up with newly arrived Spanish-speaking children. One teacher acknowledged that, “they will need special treatment for years.”

Perturbed, these parents complained to the principal but were told that times are changing, and all Americans must accept the changes that come from immigration. They were told that if they didn’t like the school program, they could move or send their children to a private school.

As immigrant students become the majority in American public schools, U.S. citizens are having fewer children, often because of huge student loan debts.

Fairfax County is not alone.

The Washington Post reported in October that across the Potomac River in Montgomery County, Md., students of color now make up two-thirds of the county’s public schools. Montgomery County now has a minority-majority student population. Maryland Democrat politicians want school employees to build cultural competency — whatever that means.

In the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, including northern Virginia and southern Maryland, the vast majority of Hispanic residents are undocumented — yet they demand all rights and privileges of U.S. citizens.

Their advocates seek to have undocumented residents receive the education, healthcare, housing, welfare entitlements of U.S. citizens including Obamacare — along with the right to vote.

Hispanic advocates seek to have only Spanish-speaking teachers and administrators in the Montgomery County schools, because the parents speak only Spanish. To them, diversity means complete Hispanic control.

A Virginia citizen mother noted, “Try demanding diversity in Mexico!”

James H. Walsh was associate general counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service from 1983 to 1994. Read more reports from James Walsh — Click Here Now.

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