September is coming and so is the start of a new school year. This year, there will be almost 37,000 "unaccompanied" alien minors who will be enrolling in public school in the United States. These kids will require special Limited English Proficient (LEP) classes conducted in Spanish, or in other languages indigenous to Central American, as well as other taxpayer funded services, such as free and reduced school meals. Once again the costs of federal government’s failed immigration policies are borne at the local level, and the nation's public school system is where the costs are most visible. View the map in full screen.
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By Jessica Vaughan, August 22, 2014
The 169 aliens with homicide-related convictions who were freed by ICE in 2013 were booked out of detention facilities in 24 different states, with the largest number in California, according to information provided to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). ICE records show that these convicted killers were associated with 96 different cities and towns across America. The city with the largest concentration was Miami, with seven convicted murderers freed by ICE, followed by Los Angeles with six.
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“These results turn the often-heard statement that illegal immigrants do the jobs that Americans won’t do on its head,” writes Conway in her memo. Consider those results alongside those from a recent Reuters poll on immigration, which found 63 percent of those polled say immigrants place a burden on the economy.
Here are some more findings from the poll, according to Conway:
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by Matthew Boyle 31 Jul 2014, 11:50 AM PDT
When asked by TPP’s pollster which issue they think is the important for Republicans in Congress to deal with, 34.6 percent of GOP voters said stopping the flow of illegal immigrants across our southern border. Stopping Obama’s “illegal overreach” with executive power came in a distant second with 24 percent of GOP voters saying that’s the most important, while 23 percent saying repealing Obamacare is the most important and just 7.2 percent say the IRS scandal is the most important issue and 2.8 percent say the Benghazi scandal is most important. A total of 8.4 percent of GOP voters said they don’t know or refused to answer.
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The survey found that 67% of respondents felt that illegal immigration was an "extremely" serious or "very serious" problem. Another 22% felt it was a "somewhat serious" problem, while 10% said it was "not too/at all serious."
There have been nearly 60,000 illegal immigrants who have been apprehended since October of last year, and federal officials expect at least 150,000 more will be next year. The number of illegal immigrant juveniles who have been caught drastically spiked after President Barack Obama enacted his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 that gave temporary amnesty to some DREAMers. In the poll, 68% disapprove of Obama's handling of illegal immigration while only 31% approve.
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IO opinion: Elected officials work for Americans.. It is time elected officials do the job they were elected to do. Secure Our Borders and Enforce Our Laws!
THE COSTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION TO Ohioans
A REPORT BY JACK MARTIN, DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS
Ohio has a rapidly growing illegal alien population of about 110,000 persons, nearly tripling since 2000. That population represents a major burden on the state's taxpayers and on the state budget. The costs imposed on law-abiding Ohioans are unfair and unwelcome even in the best of times, but are especially burdensome at a time when the state is facing an $8 billion revenue deficit which has led to a proposed slashing of funding for local governments by 25 percent in fiscal 2012 and by 50 percent in 2013.2
As the Gang of Eight Immigration bill (S.744) moves forward in the Senate, the employment picture remains bleak for less-skilled Americans. Yet the bill released today would give virtually all of the 11-12 million illegal immigrants in the country work authorization. Prior research indicates that at least three-fourths of illegal immigrants have no education beyond high school. Further, the bill would create a new guest worker program and expand family-based immigration for a number of years, both of which would increase the arrival of less-skill immigrants.
Among the findings of this analysis:
The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 prohibits access to in-state tuition benefits by undocumented students (section 8 USC 1623) It reads “…an alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a State for any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of the United States is eligible for such a benefit…”
Several states have taken it upon themselves to override this provision by offering in-state tuition to illegal aliens. Conversely, three states have passed laws preventing these benefits.
Another key factor to examine closely is the take-up rates assumed by the CBO among newly legalized immigrants for means-tested welfare programs. In the past, the CBO assumed that take-up rates of newly legalized immigrants would match those of the foreign-born population. However, education level seems to be a more accurate predictor of take-up rates.
Lawful immigrants have much higher rates of college graduation than unlawful immigrants, and about half of unlawful immigrants lack high school diplomas. Those with less education on average receive more in welfare benefits. The Heritage study, in contrast to the CBO, matched the level of benefits of immigrants who are granted amnesty to the level of benefits of lawful immigrants with the same education level.