Illegal Immigration: Fool Me Once, Shame on You ...
The old saying goes: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me“. The U.S. Senate is poised to fool the American people the second time with the euphemistically named “guest worker” scheme. It did so the first time in 1986, led by Senator Kennedy, who is also in the forefront of the current push for amnesty for illegal aliens.
As a case in point, a small city in Oregon, McMinnville, is experiencing the same draining of its taxpayer dollars.
Over the past two years, there has been an increase in the number of English Language Learners (ELL) in the McMinnville School District from 772 to 1,138, a 32 percent increase. The district has had to put a $96 million bond levy on the May ballot. Last year, the Salem School District spent over $7 million on ELL programs, but only $668,000 on the Talented and Gifted Program (TAG). That meant that an extra $2,500 was spent on an ELL student, but a mere extra $131 per TAG student.
In Oregon last month it was announced that the Oregon Department of Human Services is $172 million over budget just five months into the biennium. DHS administers the health plan. While swimming in this $172 million sea of red ink, DHS nonetheless sends out employees on Saturdays and pays them overtime, to attend events that, by agreement with the Mexican consul general, are only open to Mexican nationals, (read illegal aliens). At these events, the DHS employees show Mexican nationals how to access Oregon state benefits.
The things we are famous for in Oregon. Our little carousel program is the model of what not to do around the country.
But hey all you republicans who want the amnety, sorry "guest workers", you are in good company with Teddy Kennedy.
And after you finish voting with Kennedy you can come back to your district and explain to the TAG students why the kids of criminal aliens deserve a better funded education that them.