Good news America, tens-of-thousands of children in the country illegally are on their way to a public school near you for a taxpayer funded education and the Department of Education says they're entitled it. More from Caroline May at Breitbart (bolding is mine):
“We have begun to receive inquiries regarding educational services for a specific group of immigrant children who have been in the news – children from Central America who have recently crossed the U.S. - Mexico border,” the Department of Education explains.
“This new fact sheet provides information to help education leaders better understand the responsibilities of States and local educational agencies (LEAs) in connection with such students, and the existing resources available to help educate all immigrant students – including children who recently arrived in the United States,” it adds.
The fact sheet lays out the basics about the undocumented immigrant children’s rights and what communities can do to help with enrollment.
“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 fact sheet explains. “This includes recently arrived unaccompanied children, who are in immigration proceedings while residing in local communities with a parent, family member, or other appropriate adult sponsor.”
For months we've heard horror stories of disease ridden Border Patrol processing centers with children passing and contracting measles, tuberculosis and scabies. There's no word yet from the Department of Education or local school districts about whether children in the country illegally will be properly vaccinated before starting school for the fall term. Many schools in places like Arizona and Texas start school next week.
According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform, illegal immigrations puts a strain on Arizona at a cost of $1.3 billion per year. In Texas last year, illegal immigration cost the state $12.1 billion. The majority of the cost comes from illegal immigrants using, but not paying for healthcare systems, K-12 education and incarceration.
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