I’m sure that nothing that you’re about to read will surprise you, especially if you are regular visitor here or a listener to The Teri O’Brien Show. The federal government has decided to classify the illegal aliens that we will be required to pay to educate are official “homeless,” which exempts them from the paperwork that you have to provide when your children start school.
I reminded you of the 1982 Supreme Court decision, Plyler v. Doe, that required local school districts to allow illegal aliens to enroll, no questions asked. We told you about the May, 2014 letter that the federal Department of Education (Jimmuh Carter’s 1980 payoff to teachers unions) sent to local school districts, reminding them of their obligations to provide this instruction at the expense of local taxpayers.
On The Teri O’Brien Show, I have warned you repeatedly that no matter how vigilant you think your local school district is at making sure that every child who might attend class has the required vaccinations, and proof that he’s had them, that’s one of those rules that applies to your kids, but will be forgiven for the illegal alien horde invading the southern border. Here we go. From Breitbart, describing a memo from the Virginia Department of Education:
According to the memo, under federal and Virginia law, the state expects that many of the unaccompanied minors who enroll in public school will be considered “homeless.”
“While a case-by-case review of each child’s circumstances upon enrolling in a Virginia public school is necessary, many of these unaccompanied children will be deemed homeless under applicable state and federal law,” the memo reads. It goes on:
Pursuant to Va. Code § 22.1-3, a homeless child is one who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The statute specifies that, included in this definition, are ‘unaccompanied youths who are not in the physical custody of their parents, who… are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or other causes; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations or in emergency, congregate, temporary, or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement…’
Guidance released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education about the unaccompanied minors also pointed out that unaccompanied minors in the custody of sponsors could be eligible for benefits under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
Monday’s guidance from the Education Department reads:
Under McKinney-Vento, school districts must appoint a local liaison to ensure, among other things, that (1) children and youth eligible under McKinney Vento are identified; (2) that they immediately enroll in, and have a full and equal opportunity to succeed in, the schools of the district; and (3) they receive educational services for which they are eligible, and referrals to health care services, dental services, mental health services, and other appropriate services.
The VDOE memo reiterated the requirement that school divisions “must immediately enroll homeless students” and must do so regardless of whether or not they are able “to produce the records required for enrollment.”
“In addition, division superintendents cannot exclude from school attendance those homeless children who do not provide the requisite health or immunization information required of other students,” the memo continued. “School divisions must immediately refer the student to the school division liaison required to assist the student in obtaining necessary physical examinations or proof of completion of immunizations.”
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