Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), who has expressed support for an amnesty bill in the House, expressed concerns that illegal immigrant juveniles will burden public schools in South Carolina.
“These kids are going to school in September… put yourself in the shoes of a local school board member who might have a hundred kids in their district that they don’t even know about and won’t know about until the first day of school… [it] is going to have a real impact, and it doesn’t sound like that’s the end of it,” Mulvaney told The Hill.
The Department of Education released a memo this week that said illegal immigrants are “entitled” to public education. Nearly 40,000 illegal immigrant juveniles have been released into the United States this year, and they would presumably be eligible to attend public schools in their communities. The federal government, which has complicated matters by not informing governors and local officials in many states before releasing illegal immigrants into their communities, has released 434 illegal immigrants in South Carolina this year.
As Breitbart News reported, Mulvaney joined Reps. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) to gauge support for an amnesty bill earlier this year, before House leaders decided not to bring a bill to the floor due to backlash from Republican voters and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) primary defeat.