The word has gone out to New York schools, “Expect more illegal immigrants”.
Principals are being told to prepare for “2,350 migrant children from Central America who crossed into the United States unaccompanied — with many more to come.” The emphasis on “more to come,” suggests they have no illusions about Obama’s recent executive action doing anything but encouraging more illegal immigration through an already porous border.
“It is expected that children will continue to arrive in large numbers in the coming years,” says a DOE memo to principals obtained by The Post.
The notice comes as the city rolls out a $50 million red carpet for 1,662 minors who crossed the border this summer to escape �violence and gangs in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Of some 63,000 migrant children caught crossing America’s border, “or who turned themselves in for refuge,” upwards of 5,000 “have been released to relatives or so called “sponsors. Reportedly, most “live with other illegal immigrants”.
While the notice has gone out to New York schools, it’s unclear who will be directly notifying New York taxpayers who will be footing the bill for this influx for many, many years to come.
The recent arrivals join an estimated 350,000 children of illegal immigrants already in New York state — about 12 percent of the public-school population.
The DOE refused to discuss the exact numbers of recently enrolled children, claiming it would violate student privacy. Officials ignored questions about the cost.
The city’s per-pupil spending in the 2012-2013 academic year averaged $20,749, which would bring the total for the migrant kids to $48.7 million.
But the costs could soar, because the youths — many of them victims of poverty and abuse — will need state-mandated English-language instruction, free or reduced-price lunch, and a range of other services, including psychological counseling, medical and dental.