illegal aliens pretending to be children to enroll in school

#1 Edited by iloveatlus (285 posts) -

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/adult-illegal-aliens-enroll-mass-schools-kids-mayor-article-1.1921185

illegal aliens are pretending to be children so they can enroll in the Massachusetts public school system, a mayor has claimed.

Several migrants who have signed up for class in the city of Lynn have reportedly been found to be well over the maximum age for state education.

One of the students was an astonishing 35-years-old.

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy said some of the men and women had graying hair around their temples and "more wrinkles than I have."

They initially claimed, she said, to be between 14 and 17 years of age. But, she added: "They are not all children."

Kennedy made the claims at a press conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

She also said she was powerless to stop the overagers from registering, because federal rules ban school officials from verifying students' ages.

"We were told through a directive from the Department of Justice that we were not to question or verify these ages," she said.

The directive, issued in May, also reminded public schools they were legally required to enroll all children, regardless of their immigration status.

Asked by CNSNews.com how they managed to determine the age of some of the adults, Kennedy said they were able to do so only "every once in a while."

"For example, if a student does not show up for a few days of classes, we will send our truant officers out to find out what's going on at that home," she said.

"One example: the woman who answered the door said, 'he's 35, he's not going to show up at school. But we cannot ask them for any more verification of age," she added.

With the number of students incoming from the Central American nation almost doubling from 56 to 101 in the last school year, she admitted it was "very frustrating."

Kennedy also claimed the cost of educating the overage students was putting serious strain on Lynn's public purse.

And, with federal government not revealing whether they will be reimbursed for the increased outlay, she said it was hitting the blue-collar factory town of 90,000 people hard.

#2 Edited by Master_Live (14806 posts) -

So what do you think it should happen?

#3 Posted by BranKetra (48742 posts) -

There are obviously faults in this program.

#4 Edited by lamprey263 (24151 posts) -

Cops do this too to entrap developmentally disabled kids into giving them drugs in order to justify performing drug raids; who sounds more detrimental to society?

#5 Posted by farrell2k (6338 posts) -

You can thank our traitorous "conservative" Supreme Court for this wonderful policy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plyler_v._Doe

#6 Posted by iloveatlus (285 posts) -
@lamprey263 said:

Cops do this too to entrap developmentally disabled kids into giving them drugs in order to justify performing drug raids; who sounds more detrimental to society?

So you're okay with a 40 year old attending class with a 7 year old? We already have an adult education programs for adults

#7 Edited by Riverwolf007 (23865 posts) -

the mustache is a dead giveaway.

#8 Posted by awesome3496 (2166 posts) -

Do we have to call them "illegal aliens"? Why not "undocumented citizens"?

#9 Posted by parkurtommo (27220 posts) -

@awesome3496 said:

Do we have to call them "illegal aliens"? Why not "undocumented citizens"?

Cause they're fucking aliens!! From the space! /s

#10 Posted by awesome3496 (2166 posts) -

@parkurtommo said:

@awesome3496 said:

Do we have to call them "illegal aliens"? Why not "undocumented citizens"?

Cause they're fucking aliens!! From the space! /s

Well this changes everything!

#11 Edited by harry_james_pot (10920 posts) -

Man, this thread turned out to be much less interesting than I thought.. :(

#12 Posted by Master_Live (14806 posts) -

@awesome3496 said:

Do we have to call them "illegal aliens"? Why not "undocumented citizens"?

Why "undocumented citizens"? Why not "illegal aliens"?