I suppose even the word “lawless” is insufficient to explain the Obama administration anymore. We don’t need to have a “comprehensive” amnesty policy. These liberal progressive socialists will enact their desired brand of social justice by any means necessary.
As The Daily Caller reported (via Yahoo), the Obama administration pointedly told American public schools on Thursday that they must enroll the children of illegal immigrants despite little to nothing in the way of legitimate documentation concerning how old the kids are or where they live. The lecture came from Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, according to a Department of Justice press release they obtained.
My first question is, who pays for it? And I’m sure you know the answer.
In their joint statement, Holder and Duncan announced updated federal guidance informing officials at taxpayer-funded K-12 schools about new, federally permissible enrollment practices. The updated guidance stresses the need for flexibility in choosing which documents illegal immigrant parents can submit to show a child’s age or whether the child actually even lives within a school’s attendance boundary. The new guidance specifically stresses that school districts cannot require certain legal documents including a parent’s state-issued driver’s license any time it might prevent a child from enrolling because of a parent’s illegal immigration status.
“The message here is clear,” Duncan said. “Let all children who live in your district enroll in your public schools.”
Now of course, if you disagree with this “updated federal guidance,” you’ll be castigated as mean, hateful and depriving children of an education – even if they are here illegally. So much for our sovereignty.
Holder based his guidance on Plyler v. Doe, a 1982 class action case filed on behalf of a group of school-aged Mexican children in Smith County, Texas who could not establish that they had been legally admitted to the United States. Justice William Brennan wrote the Court’s 5-to-4 majority ruling. The slim majority concluded that a Texas law preventing the children of illegal immigrants from attending public schools was unconstitutional because denying the children basic education contributes to “the creation and perpetuation of a subclass of illiterates within our boundaries.”
Thus, The Lone Star State could not show that the law served a “substantial state interest” — which is the legal lingo for the constitutional test applied in cases involving illegal aliens. And that’s why whoever sits on the Supreme Court can affect the very the existence of the American Constitutional Republic.
Last Thursday, Holder went on to say that the federal government has “continued to hear troubling reports of actions taken by school districts around the country that have a chilling effect on student enrollment, raising barriers for undocumented children and children from immigrant families who seek to receive the public education to which they are entitled.” Entitled? I disagree.
The Daily Caller said the attorney general and his department will now double down on ensuring that illegal immigrant children are allowed to attend American taxpayer-funded schools. “Public school districts have an obligation to enroll students regardless of immigration status and without discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin,” Holder proclaimed. “The Justice Department will do everything it can to make sure schools meet this obligation. We will vigilantly enforce the law to ensure the schoolhouse door remains open to all.”
This comes from the same Eric Holder who refuses to support an independent investigation into the VA death list case. This charlatan is the most partisan political hack Attorney General in the history of our country.
So, there you have it, my fellow American taxpayers, start doling it out for educating illegals — this is after all the “Hope and Change” America voted for –twice!