What could secretly dumping illegal immigrants lead to?
Imagine the first day of school in communities around the nation, as thousands and thousands of students show up, unexpected—many requiring specialized instruction since they don’t speak English. Does your local district have extra money in the budget to pay for that? (Don’t answer that, it was rhetorical—I doubt there’s a single district anywhere in the nation that has money sitting around for this need, or anything else.)
Are you ready for a special property tax levy in your county to help cover the bill?
Thus, as the Washington Times reports, “Tennessee Gov. Haslam slams White House for secret dump of illegals in his state.”
Gov. Bill Haslam said he only learned of the White House’s dumping of 760 illegal immigrants in Tennessee after seeing a notification on the Health and Human Services website — and that’s even after he had asked the Obama administration to give him advance notice of any illegals who were on their way to his state.
Mr. Haslam said he and several other governors “met with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell [and] emphasized to Secretary Burwell the need to be informed of any children being relocated to our states,” Breitbart reported.
He then said 700 illegal minor-aged immigrants were recently sent to Tennessee, but he received no notification at all.
“It is unacceptable that we become aware via a posting on the HHS website that 760 unaccompanied children have been released by the Office of Refugee Resettlement to sponsors in Tennessee without my administration’s knowledge,” he said in a letter to President Obama and Ms. Burwell, Breitbart reported.
“Not only was our state not informed prior to any of the children being brought here, I still have not been contacted and have no information about these individuals or their sponsors other than what was posted on the HHS website and subsequently reported by media,” he wrote in the letter.
He also said that the dumping of the illegals in his state — and in other states — could severely impact the financial coffers, Breitbart reported.
The worst part of this debate is how those concerned about these matters are painted as “bigots” and “anti-immigrant” when, in many cases, nothing could be further from the truth. If an activity is going to harm all students—immigrant and native—those who are not concerned are the ones who apparently don’t care.
But actually, those you see most loudly protesting on behalf of these policies–if you dig down–are likely virtually all “on the take”–getting some of those big, government checks to be part of facilitating the crisis.
This is the most maddening part of most contentious issues: On one side you have hard-working, taxpaying citizens who have to take time away from living life and serving in the community to contend with those gobbling from the public trough—our pockets—and funding their advocacy efforts with our resources. The immorality is on the side of those stealing from their neighbors to support their pet causes (and feather their nests), not those trying to be responsible.