Schools ordered to accommodate undocumented children

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

August 13, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Today is back to school day for many students in America, and government officials say the tens of thousands of undocumented children who have crossed the border cannot be turned away if they enroll in America’s public schools.

The Department of Education says they have begun to receive inquiries for these undocumented children to be provided taxpayer-funded education, and officials say they’re entitled to it.

The Department of Education says all children in the U.S. are entitled to equal access to a public elementary and secondary education, regardless of their or their parents’ immigration status.

Illegal immigration has put a strain on border states like Arizona and Texas.

It cost Arizona $1.3 billion dollars a year and Texas $12 billion dollars to accommodate undocumented immigrants’ needs which include K-12 education.

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  • Mario
    13 August 2014 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    This the result of Democrat policy on Open Border and Million more are coming. DOE will need more money from you the taxpayers. How, increase taxes, from foods sales tax,income tax and all kinds hidden fees.The Republican should win and control the Congress and the Senate come November election in order to implement their policy on Close the Border.

  • filam
    14 August 2014 at 8:40 am - Reply

    this is not right. why would expose our kids to diseases. American children will have a hard time learning. Two languages will be used Spanish and English

    let the taxpayers vote for this since they are paying for this mess.

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