The White House administration, via a U.S. Department of Education policy document, has sounded an enrollment call to schools across the nation, pressing them to get as many illegals declared official students as possible and reminding them, in no uncertain terms, it’s the law.
In its “Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth,” the feds call on “educators, school and campuses [to] … draw upon the tips and examples in this guide to better support undocumented youth and, ultimately, move us closer to the promise of college and career readiness for all,” EAG News reported.
The guide also makes clear federal law requires the education of all students, no matter their immigration status. And it provides this tip to educators: Illegals actually worry about their immigration status so much it affects their academic performance. The not-so-subtle message?
Help them succeed, EAG News reported.
As the news site wrote, in a summary statement about the guide’s intent: “All immigrant students, and their family members, are constantly concerned with being deported, and do not have access to federal financial aid, making college unaffordable.”
The guide then explicitly states its goal is to help “educators, counselors and others support student academic and social success, and to work collaboratively with youth and their families to find creative ways to finance college costs,” the news site found.
The students to which the guide refers are part of Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Amnesty program, which grants the rights for certain illegals to stay in America and pursue education goals.
In the guide, schools are advised to help recruit such students.
“Besides providing high-quality instruction and supports, another important way that schools, colleges, and education professionals can help undocumented youth is by sharing information about DACA with youth and their families,” the document reads, EAG News reported. “Providing this information at the early childhood and elementary school levels may be helpful because, though the children would not meet DACA’s threshold age guideline, their parents or family members might meet the guidelines. Educators, counselors, school social workers, and others may, as appropriate, draw upon the tips and examples in this Guide to provide information about the DACA policy in order to help support undocumented youth.”
The federal guide then gives specific examples of how schools can help illegals, and examples on how illegals might obtain financial aid and grants for higher education.
As the Daily Caller reported, the DACA program, enacted by Obama’s executive order, has granted amnesty to 680,000 illegals brought to the country by their parents. Another 1.5 million are reportedly eligible for amnesty.
This isn’t the first time school districts are being forced to meet federal demands for unaccompanied minors, as WND reported in 2014.
Thousands of unaccompanied alien children from Central America showed up for classes, and some needed expensive interpreters for obscure dialects.
“There are 21 dialects of Spanish, all so different,” said Eloise Barron, assistant superintendent for teachers and learning at Hall County Schools near Atlanta, Georgia.
And some of the Central American children arrive from remote villages that speak only in Mayan, which is not one language but a family of more than 20 ancient tribal tongues.
“Some speak Mayan, and so the problem we’re having is we have about a third of our student population is Hispanic to begin with and some of the individuals we have we’re unable to converse with because they don’t know Spanish, and of course not English, so we’re having difficulty communicating,” Barron said.