Cost of Migrant Children In Public Schools Could Top $761 Million

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Caroline May
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2 September 2014
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Our American Future
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The cost of educating the unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors [Unaccompanied Alien Children] released back into the United States this school year could top $761 million, according to an analysis by the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

From January 1 to July 31, more than 37,000 unaccompanied minors have been placed with sponsors throughout the United States. The Department of Education has made it clear that every child, regardless of immigration status, is "entitled to" a public school education.

According to FAIR, that education for undocumented immigrant children comes at a high cost to taxpayers.

“Based on earlier estimates of the cost of educating [Limited English Proficiency] students in public schools, we came up with an estimate of how much it will cost taxpayers in each state to educate illegal alien minors in the coming school year,” FAIR’s analysis reads. 

For the purposes of its study, FAIR said it estimated the per pupil cost of educating the unaccompanied minors to be 0.75 more than each state’s average cost per student...

FAIR analyzed the cost state by state. The states with the highest cost were also those with the highest numbers of unaccompanied minors in the states...


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Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) - Illegal alien kiddie colonists invited by Obama administration.

See original analysis: Estimated Cost of K-12 Public Education for Unaccompanied Alien Children, FAIR: Cost to Colorado taxpayers will be $40 million for 263 Unaccompanied Alien Children.

 cost of K-12 public education for unaccompanied alien children