Illegal immigrants burden Portland-ar...

Illegal immigrants burden Portland-area schools

There are 100 comments on the www.oregonlive.com story from Oct 4, 2009, titled Illegal immigrants burden Portland-area schools. In it, www.oregonlive.com reports that:

By Richard F. LaMountain In 1982, in its Plyler v. Doe ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court obligated America's public elementary and secondary schools to educate children who are illegal immigrants.

Portland Or.Sunday October 5th reported in oregonlive.com A 1982 Supreme Court decision forces city's to educate illegal students. In this article ,Illegal Hispanic Children taught in E.S.L and receive free lunches cost the tax payers of Portland 3,000 dollars in addition to the regular per student cost.

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“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#1 Oct 4, 2009
Excellent article, and right on track! Why should we give our own a lesser education just to allow the children of law breakers to be in the schools? People who advocate for that cannot possibly care about their fellow Americans or even their own children. It defies all logic.

Since: Dec 06

Chicago IL

#2 Oct 4, 2009
How many county's are being bankrupt do to this?
Cap and Trade Congress

United States

#3 Oct 4, 2009
Plyler v. Doe has given a group (Illegal aliens) the go ahead to break/circumvent the immigration laws.

This nonsense has got to be stopped.
b4its2late

Phillipsburg, NJ

#4 Oct 4, 2009
Get rid of the illegals. Problem solved.

Doesnt get any simpler
b4its2late

Phillipsburg, NJ

#5 Oct 4, 2009
Rebel wrote:
Excellent article, and right on track! Why should we give our own a lesser education just to allow the children of law breakers to be in the schools? People who advocate for that cannot possibly care about their fellow Americans or even their own children. It defies all logic.
The only people that advocate this are hispanics and pols.

This crap is wrong, and needs to be stopped, by any and all legal means.
Jrdn

San Jose, CA

#6 Oct 4, 2009
Plyler vs Doe ruling was based on the State being unable to substantiate merit (harm) to the State and local commununties bc at that time TOO FEW children of illegal aliens were attending Texas schools.

THIS IS NO LONGER THE CASE.

Plyler vs Doe is ripe for being overturned as States can now substantiate merit (harm) with ease given the sheer numbers that now inundate our schools and are dragging down the educational quality that is mandated by Federal and State to provide our children.

It's time for any STATE to take action.

“Press 2 for Deportation.”

Since: Apr 09

Columbus, MS

#7 Oct 4, 2009
Oregon is notoriously liberal.

Well, they got what they voted for.
Jose

Seattle, WA

#8 Oct 4, 2009
b4its2late wrote:
Get rid of the illegals. Problem solved.
Doesnt get any simpler
Exactly. Make all illegals into US citizens! Problem solved.
Darlene

Manteno, IL

#9 Oct 4, 2009
Jose wrote:
<quoted text> Exactly. Make all illegals into US citizens! Problem solved.
I am not an agressive person, but you sir make me want to,,, with your comments! Go away already.
tim

Levittown, PA

#10 Oct 4, 2009
no no no. get rid as in send them bastards back to their own country and keep their asses there.

“Raise taxes on Anglos”

Since: Jul 09

North American Union

#11 Oct 4, 2009
Jose wrote:
<quoted text> Exactly. Make all illegals into US citizens! Problem solved.
Including our new Chinese friends.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#12 Oct 4, 2009
FedUpWithIllegals wrote:
Oregon is notoriously liberal.
Well, they got what they voted for.
Not only that but the things they are teaching in the schools in Oregon make me support home schooling.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#13 Oct 5, 2009
Quote:

Many cities, including Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago,
San Francisco, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Detroit,
Jersey City, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Baltimore, Seattle,***Portland
Oregon*** and Portland, Maine, have adopted "sanctuary" ordinances banning
police from asking people about their immigration status.

I don't feel sorry for Portland ,they're a "Sanctuary" city!

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#14 Oct 5, 2009
Jose wrote:
<quoted text> Exactly. Make all illegals into US citizens! Problem solved.
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“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#15 Oct 5, 2009
New Report Finds that Limited English Proficient
Student
Enrollment is Surging Nationwide
4.5 Million LEP Students May Cost Taxpayers in
Excess of $4 Billion a Year

Washington DC - A new study by the Federation for
American Immigration Reform (FAIR), Limited English
Proficiency Enrollment and Rapidly Rising Costs,
finds that between 1995 and 2005, the number of
children in our nation's public schools listed as
Limited English Proficient (LEP) increased by some
1.2 million. In 2005, approximately 4.5 million K-12
children in public schools around the country
required special educational programs to help them
master basic English, a 38 percent increase over a
decade earlier. The total bill to the taxpayers for
LEP programs likely exceeds $4 billion annually,
finds the report.

Continued large-scale immigration, particularly
illegal immigration, is the primary factor in the
increase in the LEP student population. FAIR
estimates that some 3.5 million children of illegal
aliens now attend K-12 schools around the country.
Most of the costs for educating LEP students fall on
state and local governments that are already
straining to provide educational resources to their
populations. Between 1995 and 2005, 11 states saw
their LEP student enrollment double, while eight
more saw enrollment triple.

"Education is by far the largest cost associated
with mass immigration generally, and illegal
immigration in particular," commented Dan Stein,
president of FAIR. "These mounting costs for basic
education and special LEP programs come at a time
when polls show that the public is increasingly
concerned about the overall quality of public
education in our country. While every politician in
America promises to improve public education,
government immigration policies continue to compound
the challenges faced by our schools."

The surge in LEP enrollment became a nationwide
phenomenon between 1995 and 2005, as virtually all
regions of the country experienced a rapid growth in
immigrant population. However, six states still
accounted for 69 percent of the LEP student
population in 2005, with California leading the way.
More than a quarter of California students were not
fluent in English in 2005.
Mickey

Springfield, PA

#17 Oct 5, 2009
If you enforce the immigration laws you are a racist. What are we supposed to do. The federal government cares more about illegals rights.
ihatethismess

Corinth, MS

#18 Oct 5, 2009
This is happening nation-wide...as members of Congress play their fiddles while America burns...NICE.
pug

Berwyn, IL

#19 Oct 5, 2009
Vote in the 2010 elections

The vote is your answer to the politicos
Jose

Seattle, WA

#20 Oct 6, 2009
Cap and Trade Congress wrote:
Plyler v. Doe has given a group (Illegal aliens) the go ahead to break/circumvent the immigration laws.
This nonsense has got to be stopped.
That was an excellent ruling gringo!
Jose

Seattle, WA

#21 Oct 6, 2009
Darlene wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not an agressive person, but you sir make me want to,,, with your comments! Go away already.
Citizenship is the solution gringo, not violence!

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