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Thousands of unaccompanied minors brings border crisis home to public school system: ‘We’re at maxed capacity’

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President Joe Biden’s failure to secure the southern border is creating another crisis in the public school system as unaccompanied minors are being shipped to counties across the country by the thousands.

There are over 80,000 unaccompanied minors who have been relocated between Oct. 1, 2020 and Aug. 31, 2021  by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), although their data is limited to counties that received 50 or migrant children. Almost 5,000 unaccompanied minors were released to just four New York counties (Brooklyn, Suffolk, Queens, and Nassau) over the 11 month period of time.

Once released, the kids then are placed in the public school system where the annual taxpayer-funded education bill in New York runs around $28,000 per child according to a report by the New York Post. Add that up and the total impact of the public school services being provided to these unaccompanied migrants is around $139 million per year – and that just accounts for the bill in the four New York counties.

“We’re at maxed capacity for kids with special needs, but they’ll keep sending them,” said a Queens-based high school instructor.

But the problem isn’t isolated to just New York.

The top five county drop points for the minors include Harris County Texas that received 6,060 children, Los Angeles County  (3,643), Dallas County (2,290), Miami-Dade County (1,894), and Palm Beach County (1,703).

Even more eye-opening is that these numbers only account for the influx of unaccompanied children arriving at the southern border.  Countless others arrive with parents or a guardian and with a massive caravan of around 3,000 people currently headed to the southern border, many more children will likely arrive soon ready to enroll in the public school system.

Once the children arrive in the United States, they are shipped out across the country, often in the dead of night in a move Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has deemed “the great replacement.”

“In political terms, this policy is called ‘the great replacement,’ the replacement of legacy Americans with more obedient people from far-away countries,” Carlson said last month. “They brag about it all the time, but if you dare to say it’s happening they will scream at you with maximum hysteria.”

One person questioned how many migrants were sent to Biden’s home state of Delaware, presumably to know if he is welcoming the migrants with open arms and allowing taxpayers of his state to share the burden of supporting and educating these children or if he just expects the rest of the country to foot the bill.

According to the HHS data, Sussex County, Delaware has received a mere 370 unaccompanied migrant children. No other Delaware county is listed.

Around 68 percent of the minors are teenage boys, a statistic that has elevated concerns that the boys may bring gang activity to their new schools and cities. One particular central American gang known as MS-13 “has deliberately taken advantage” of the lax migration policy for unaccompanied minors to “grow their ranks in the United States,” according to Jessica Vaughn, director of policy for the Center for Immigration Studies.  “New York happens to be one of those areas where MS-13 clique leaders have been told to take advantage of our open border.”

Regardless of their backgrounds, a Department of Education spokesperson confirms that they will be welcomed into New York City schools where they are eligible for a free education until age 21.

“New York City has and will always be a welcoming city of immigrants and we are proud to serve every young person in New York City – regardless of immigration status,” Katie O’Hanlon said. “By law, every child in our city has a right to a public school education and we do not ask about immigration status. Education is a human right.”

Ashley Hill

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