Want to Thwart Amnesty? Overturn Judicial Rulings That Force Taxpayers to “Educate” Illegals

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Margaret H. Roberts
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25 February 2015
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Our American Future
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Not content with awarding illegals benefits denied to Americans, the Obama Administration is moving to guarantee a “right” to public schools for the tens of thousands of Third Worlders it has imported. The legal justification for its action, much like that of Obama’s Amnesty by Executive Order, doesn’t exist. But that isn’t stopping the unpatriotic President from going forward nor is it motivating the Republican Party to do anything about it.
Back in 2014, the federal government contemptuously reminded American school districts that they weren’t allowed to exclude the Central Americans hordes it had invited into the country [Feds: Schools can’t shut out undocumented immigrants, by Caitlin Emma, Politico, May 8, 2014]  This “guidance” from the feds was based on the court ruling Plyler vs. Doe. According to a “Dear Colleague” letter issued by the Administration in 2011:
    As Plyler makes clear, the undocumented or non-citizen status of a student (or his or her parent or guardian) is irrelevant to that student’s entitlement to an elementary and secondary public education.
    [Joint “Dear Colleague” Letter, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, May 6, 2011]
The problem is that this isn’t true. As Attorney William Pendell Perry noted,
    “Plyler: (1) does not apply to secondary and post-secondary education; (2) did not hold that public education is a right; (3) did not confer legal status on illegal alien children; (4) does not prevent an illegal alien from being arrested and deported; and (5) does not prevent a school from inquiring as to the legal status of and reporting illegal aliens”
...the Ninth Circuit affirmed that no matter how many laws aliens break, they are still entitled to receive the constitutional rights of Americans.
Another case that got us where we are today was Lau v. Nichols in 1974, which interpreted Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to mean that education must be provided in an alien’s native language. The Supreme Court ruled—you guessed it—that the “unequal education opportunities” violated the Fourteenth Amendment. Leftist Justice William O. Douglas reasoned that requiring Chinese children to learn English is a horrible burden...
Thus, requiring all students to speak and write English proficiently is discriminatory because foreign students haven’t yet learned to speak English.
Well, yes, but isn’t having them learn it the point?
What’s more, as author Phyllis Schafly notes in her book The Supremacists: The Tyranny of Judges and How to Stop It, the ruling created a private right to action regarding bilingual education, so any sufficiently aggrieved foreigner or Leftist agitator group can sue school districts for alleged non-compliance faster than you can say Hola!
The practical result of all this: the seemingly planned destruction of American public schools under the Obama Administration. Surging rates of illegal immigration under the Obama administration continue to deprive American children of better educations as more and more resources are siphoned off to pay for Limited English Proficiency programs...
Under Lau, school districts must provide translators for every kind of primitive tribal language—and eat the cost [Minors Fleeing Central America Face Shaky Transition into U.S. Schools, by Nona Willis Aronowitz, NBC News, September 15, 2014].
American children are also exposed wonderfully diverse and exotic diseases. As Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera said during the “refugee” crisis: “We are sending people everywhere. The average person doesn’t know what’s going on down here.”...
But all of this makes sense if you accept the explicit premise that American public schools belong to the world—not to Americans...
Immigration patriots desperately need to reframe the education debate. They must make the case that sacrificing our own children to the god of “non-discrimination,” is not just mistaken, it is sick.
To stop this madness, the GOP Congress needs to explicitly move to strip illegal immigrants from being covered by the Fourteenth Amendment...