Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) reported that the Obama administration dumped over a thousand illegal immigrants on his state without notifying him.
“In my state, the Obama administration sent over a thousand children without telling us, without telling social services, without telling the schools” he said on Wednesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”
Jindal added that Jefferson Parrish was “literally having to hire more and more teachers that speak Spanish, they’re thinking about having to offer bonuses and stipends.”
He alleged that dumping these children without warning broke a promise made by the federal government to keep state governments in the loop, stating “about a month ago, we were on a phone call with cabinet secretaries in the Obama administration, they swore up and down ‘we’ll tell you before we send these kids to your states, this won’t have any costs to your states.’” Despite this promise, Jindal said “we have no information whatsoever from the federal government.”
Jindal also responded to pushes for immigration reform that include a pathway to legal status for illegal immigrants, suchs the initiative pushed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) by arguing “we tried this in the 80s and if we do not secure the border, this is going to be a recurring issue.” And “we don’t need a comprehensive bill … we need them to secure the border.”
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