It’s downright amazing what information you can find hiding in plain sight on a public web page! Frankly, it’s symbolic of the other elephant in the room- the illegal immigrants hiding in plain sight in our schools, riding on publicly financed buses, consuming TANF and Food Stamps at the local health and social services departments (using a government supplied translator of course), crowding our hospital emergency rooms, consuming free meals in school cafeterias, and the list goes on.
But then again, it’s not so amazing. We’ve become so mind-numbed to this criminal activity that we simply look past it, even when it stares back at us in public documents. Here’s a document, posted on the NC Public Schools web site, that provides some very interesting facts and figures about our public schools. One page, in particular, caught my eye– Page 13.
Did you know the federal education bureaucracy only funds our schools in the amount of $44.60 per typical student (if one excludes short-term ARRA/stimulus funding)? However, if that same student has a limited English language proficiency, his funding level is $1,476.74 higher! No wonder our schools are eager to educate illegal immigrants and their progeny!
But wait, it gets better. If that same student is from a low income family (as is virtually every undocumented and multi-documented family), the funding level goes up by another $1,303.94. That means the federal government is deliberately funding the education of illegal immigrant children at the staggering rate of 63 times higher than what it provides for the average middle class American child. I don’t know how you feel, but I certainly don’t condone my federal taxes being diverted from legitimate educational imperatives to that of educating the sons and daughters of adults who came here illegally, the same adults who avoid paying income taxes that fund the education of our children.
The only way I know to reconcile this travesty is to say NO. That’s right, just say NO! NO to local companies who employ illegals. NO to law enforcement if they pick up undocumented workers and then release them before confirming their citizenship or processing them out of Lee County. NO to federal, state, and local handouts of public money to subsidize the education of illegals. NO to public aid to illegals at Social Services and the Health Department. NO to politicians who are soft on this important issue.
Of course, because we citizens possess the human decency to help those in need, we can and will say YES to charity organizations for helping the innocent children of the felons who brought them here. We will say YES to granting true emergency procedures at the local emergency rooms, when needed. And we will say YES to helping these illegals find a legitimate path to citizenship in the USA (after exiting the country and applying for a legal visa or work permit to return).
But the operative word here is NO. Let’s remember that as we deliberate our strained budgets at all levels of government and the growing blight of illegal immigration in this country. We simply cannot afford to continue educating and supporting those who come here illegally and who pay no taxes. Be sure and tell your local, state, and federal legislators how you feel!