Skip to comments.Kuhner Report: Mayor Judy Kennedy tells Jeff that illegal aliens are bankrupting Lynn.
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“Weekday morning from six to ten on WRKO. Important hours for. 3617666868. Here on AM 680. WRKO. And now I’m 93 point seven HDQ. My friends as I’ve been talking about for the last couple of days. Lynn. Has now become in many ways ground zero. For the immigration crisis engulfing this country. And now. Berlin’s mayor. Judy Kennedy. Has now come out and sad that — is basically now at the breaking point.
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The transcript and audio are of an interview by Jeff Kuhner of the mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts, Judy Kennedy. She gives a compelling account of the Lynn's ongoing struggle to accommodate the influx of illegal immigrant "children."
As Howie Carr is wont to say: "Lynn. Lynn. The city of sin. You never come out the way you went in."
If these “children” were going to Brookline then it would be a real problem.
Read in a William Shatner voice, right?
35 year olds pretending to 9th graders, and
Lynn teachers FORCED to attend to them in the daytime,
as they flirt (for now) with the teachers.
Massachusetts is now nothing but
a dumping ground used by the Tyrant
just as did King George.
Wouldn’t tony Brookline be a better environment for these “children” than gritty Lynn?
If they have any shame in Brookline they’ll move these “children” to loving homes and schools there.
I’m not holding my breath.
“Wouldnt tony Brookline be a better environment for these children than gritty Lynn?”
No, but they will be allowed to do Brookline’s landscaping.
They should be placed on Martha’s Vineyard.
where you want to end one paragraph and start another.
Please feel free to do so and post it here. You can also use MS Word to this automatically but I don't have access to a copy at the moment. Anyhow, the transcript is a poor substitute for the original audio.
I certainly feel free to do so, but don't feel like it. It's your presentation, not mine; and it reflects on your standards, not mine.
Was born in Lynn and went to high school there. Judy Flanagan Kennedy, a Republican—that’s right JFK, a Republican :) She was elected in ‘09 by a 27 vote margin over Chip Clancy, then re-elected in ‘13.
Jan 2010 flashback, posted by me from an article in the Boston Herald:
>>Former Lynn Mayor Edward J. Chip Clancy and his staff, as they prepared to depart City Hall for good, deleted all e-mails and purged electronic files from city computers, says the new mayor, who is fuming over what she says may be a violation of state law.
I feel this is a very serious breach of the public trust, said Judith Flanagan Kennedy, Lynns new mayor. I cant think of a valid reason why e-mails were deleted from the mayors office.
Besides the e-mails, the city is missing key documents - payroll records, contracts and press releases - stored on those computers, Kennedy said.
To her horror, she also found that nearly all paper records were gone, and that just six of 28 file drawers had not been cleaned out as Clancy cleared out.Im angry on behalf of the citizens of Lynn that their public documents have been taken from their public building, Kennedy said.
HERE'S MORE BAD NEWS FOR LYNN--- A spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council said diversion of resources in one area is allowing drug cartels, terrorists, and other undesirables to sneak drugs and weapons across the border undetected.
RAMIFICATIONS OF THE INVASION KICK IN---Third World sex offenders, drug-runners, gang members and terrorists are enrolling in US schools.
NRO reports adult illegals posing as "unaccompanied alien children" are attempting to enroll at Massachusetts public high schools. Some of them had gray hair, said they were 17 years old, and claim to have no documentation.
School policy is to check w/ families---who identified the graying man enrolling in their school as a 35-year old adult.
POINTS TO PONDER Gray haired men enrolling in schools?
More likely drug lords and drug runners are infiltrating public schools---planning to set up long-term lucrative businesses. You know how that works? Giving kids free samples to get them addicted is part of the cartel business plan.
Graying men posing as high school teens could also be sex traffickers --- lining up nubile kid for their johns..... and the young 'uns for pedophiles who pay big bucks to get ahold of the little darlings.
Anyhow, tolerant and compassionate libbers whining about the "humanitarian crisis" must be OK with that (/snix).
Town fathers are all shook-up when their carefully drawn budgets are being looted by the "little children" and gray-haired high school students enrolling in their schools.
Hugo Chavez taught Boobamba a neat trick---if you don't have the votes to win---you import them from destitute countries. If you promise them billions in remittances they'll gladly empty out their villages.
Here's where Lynn's resources are going.
INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY---Central America Border Rush Fueled By Remittances
(extortion racket---US taxpayers to prop up corrupt govts)
......52,000 unaccompanied illegals crossed the south Texas border this year.....as the political debate focused on immigration enforcement, a key economic factor has been lost in the clamor. Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, which are supplying three-quarters of the latest cross-border flood, and are dependent on their diaspora in the US to prop up their own woeful economies.
Immigrants send back billions of dollars to their families. Remittances have risen to 16.5% of El Salvador's GDP, 15.7% of Honduras' and 10% of Guatemala's, according to World Bank data. Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Bolivia rely on remittances for 4.1% to 9.7% of GDP.
But the figure drops precipitously for every other country in Latin America. Mexico, with the largest immigrant population in the U.S. with as many as 13 million people, now relies on remittances for just 2% of GDP.
Migrant remittances to Mexico were $22 billion in 2013, 29% below their 2006 peak. For Colombia, once a locus of drug-war violence, that has turned itself around, remittances are only 1.1% of GDP. Free-market star Chile's figure is 0%.
It's not surprising to see Central American leaders urging the U.S. to let the newest arrivals stay. Those migrants' remittances offer a lifeline to desperately poor countries. While the money goes to families, it helps the broader economy......and ultimately fills government coffers.
A 2008 Pew Research Center survey found that 54% of foreign-born Hispanics send remittances to their home countries, compared to 17% of U.S.-born Hispanics. Undocumented immigrants are believed to send more cash home than either.
Virtually all the cash received by the three remittance outliers is from the U.S. (Guatemala 89%, El Salvador 90%, Honduras 87%).
And Newton, don't forget Newton with its fine school system. And Weston, Chestnut Hill, and Andover - the Vineyard fer sure ... lots of upscale locales that can "afford" to take in these little cherubs.
I’m really worried about that skate beast. Sounds dangerous.
These are foreign nationals invading The United States. This is a matter for the federal government. The Chief Executive of the federal government is Barack Obama. He begged us for that job twice. If he doesn’t want to do the job, then the worthless slug needs to quit. The Democrats can make him quit.
Protecting the citizens of The United States from foreign invaders is the federal government’s #1 priority. If they won’t do it, then shut down the federal government except for the military. All those Democrats stop getting paid, and you’ll see Obama fix this right away. And no back pay.
In the next few weeks, this crisis will reach a tipping point and even Democrat majority areas will be forced to rise up in rebellion against Obama.
Judy Kennedy sounds pretty sharp. She wants to make the illegal “children” problem a national story. Hopefully she can get on one the Fox shows and get her message out.
Like Obama, he's even got his own political symbol...
Another great idea. Plus there could be a quarantine protocol being run.
Reparagraphed, warts and all. Breaks are mine and are arbitrary - Took me five minutes to do and it shows (I’m retired with nothing better to do. :-) )
“Weekday morning from six to ten on WRKO. Important hours for. 3617666868. Here on AM 680. WRKO. And now I’m 93 point seven HDQ.
My friends as I’ve been talking about for the last couple of days. Lynn. Has now become in many ways ground zero. For the immigration crisis engulfing this country. And now. Berlin’s mayor. Judy Kennedy. Has now come out and sad that — is basically now at the breaking point.
And here is what she told. According to. Mike fox Boston quote. We have been aware of the unaccompanied children issue for quite awhile and we were able to absorb a lot of these children early on. Said Lynn mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy. Quote but now it’s gotten to the point where the school system is overwhelmed. Our Health Department is overwhelmed. The city’s budget is being sustainably altered in order to accommodate all of these admissions in the school department.
In other words Lindh is in trouble and they’re feeling the brunt of this immigration crisis. To talk about this it’s my honor and pleasure to have Lynn mayor Judy Kennedy. Mayor Kennedy thank you so much for coming on the — report.
Thank you for having me good morning can’t. Mayor Kennedy so let me ask you this. How much has this been affecting land over the last couple years. And where are you feeling this influx of these illegal immigrant children the most.
It’s definitely the school system actually a week’s first started noticing. That we — getting in the mutual number. Unaccompanied children. From a province in Guatemala is very much like XP would be here — in our growth they believed at least I think he’s we have. You know sixteen nearly — there are coming true — Marcos. None of them are coming with parents and — You know from there to — to the point. Where last year we had 248. English and harm — country Guatemala in our school system alone.
And that and I think that all of those unaccompanied children but at least a 126. Of them in the ninth grade are. I’m on by the senate to. — — Now I mean mayor Tom. How is this how is straining. The school system’s budget just for a listeners out there how was it hurting you walk. I mean the argument that many people make is where rich country we should be generous country these are — children they need our help what’s the problem. Well our children need our help coup and the problem here is that I eight have no way a terrifying each is one thing settle. — children were coming — are all claiming to be between fourteen and seventeen years old a lot of them. Looked much older — we have — Alley another also coming and with very little if any schooling from their home country so they are illiterate in English they’re literate in any case.
Many of them don’t even speaks Spanish they speak a dialect they’re — tribal — — from their villages. So we practically spent somewhere in the school system. We get up at night school we was told by our child that can be lawyers that that was not a substantially equal education into the state program. We had to — intra day program and there are going into the ninth great. We have. 639. Total new out of country students in the school system for a the — school yet just ended.
We’ve — an elementary school school kids we have over how to go to collect what you respect at almost a high school what does it. And we just don’t — and — And Merrick Americana I have to ask you this. A lot of my listeners have been texting me and emailing me why can’t choose just ask these children their age in other words if you suspect they’re 181920. Why not just get documentation how — and unable to us their age. Because — directive. The superintendent we see. The directive by it’s not a complete a team from the Department of Justice. — — byways of the Department of Justice from the opposite Homeland Security. At that we were not. To ask for verification of each become — papers they’re not birth certificates they are.
What I would call transcript papers across. Processing paper. And they need to bring a lot of lot of them are born January — Believe cannot and we think. I am date they tell us we cannot ask any of the dare — speech. What about I mean how about a criminal background check I mean many of them mr. 181920. I mean god forbid what if there. The child molesters — they’ve been rapists what if they’ve killed somebody would have their violent criminals is there any way that you can check that out. Now — expressed my concern. It exactly we don’t get any criminal or mentioned with the people who come here in fact they can tell you it one person team.
And presented his papers to school department. And among those papers was it — the — but because he couldn’t read he didn’t know he was giving up cigarettes aren’t. A terrible. Armed have you been forced to hire. More teachers more part time teachers how — this impacting your budget that you have to accommodate this influx of all of these. Unaccompanied minors. Like school budget has gone up nine point 3% this year — not discriminate site it’s not all do. To unaccompanied minors but. Our school system that they had — world.
They’re playing as introducing a housing students in the last year’s sellout we’ll department but it has kinda. 09%. All of my other budget and cut BP. To — 2% 4% in some cases Cyprus and I happened that the landing but they are yet this year. But next here who knows who I just. Had to keep feeding money — schools need more translators. — to work well apparently you don’t work. Trees were classroom. Space and we. We had run out of money rights cannot. In this summer I don’t anymore. We need help. Or. Are we need district could stop and secondly we need help — financially in accommodating all these people.
We are talking with the mayor of — Judy Kennedy trees at the center of the immigration crisis. National spotlight now being put on the influx that’s pouring in to land here in Massachusetts. The mayor Kennedy. The overflowing classrooms is this affecting the quality of education that our students are receiving. Because we have to divert so much attention and resources to this influx of all of these children from Guatemala. Oh without without and in fact that the lower grade level and this is a problem route to great that the lower grade level. We Dell has four elementary school they could not accommodate here kindergarten classes. We had opened a separate kindergarten Centre here in order to keep the class and it. — — eat up all these young kids and he can’t have a five year old in the class of 2822.
Hits it. You know I’m not going to be conducive to their learning anything certain. And and it caused the a couple of million dollars. Now you have had in. There are an occasion to get children to learn from their home districts and that’s and a Aaron and end. Obviously. Having to go out — district when you’re five year old child is. UK longer making it tougher on these kids and I mean not now or other one is graduated — went to junior so. Not so much for my children but for the younger one I do worry about the quality of education — —
Lynn has Ali had a reputation not having — the school system but I’ll tell you. Given the number of language you spoke connect given that the — to your children that the F educate. We consistently rank either first or second amongst. Urban school districts in Massachusetts we — who has really take teachers and — a really good education system works. In urban community and in the common law and I don’t wanna see that some. — you anticipated my next question. If you don’t have all of this influx of these students coming from Guatemala and as you say many of them don’t speak English some of them on juvenile Spanish. And some many of them 1617181920. Years of NH.
What is this going to do to your drop out rate. And isn’t that gonna hurt your potential funding because if your performance is not as high as other schools eat in the did the school district is gonna get talents correct. Yes and and many of these children and will drop out in the springtime what we’re seeing a pattern it’s sweet and live with it for a couple of years still drop out in the spring time. They’ll work during the summit don’t work in the fall remember him nobody gets colder until we enrolled in the school system. And then drop out again the following spring. Each time a child dropped out because — that the drop out so for example we have one person who has. Dropped out and create — — fortuyn’s. Now one per — and count the fourth drop outs in the drop — — that we have to report since state.
Now we don’t see the improvement. In our drop alligator. This gate and it would not doing our job as a school system that would not retaining our student. Our — currently at level three school system. We have just emerge from double what we — a couple of schools it was considered local court. We worked really hard we turn around without that level — But it kind of respect diplomacy can we could go back level floor no problem that it went through trial and get to school system. Under a lot they had KBM asking you are true. There a role in who. Now a lot of these kids are gonna have to take the tenth grade MCAS and they can barely write I don’t see how big or it can’t — proficient on the M Keck school.
Which has also been — the data that we sent to state. And that and — and asking her — funding in the long run correct. It could — an and that certainly not gonna help considering. That are funding needs to — increased not increased and mean I’ve. And what can do — Were — to. Stabilize the city’s finances. When I came in he had — beat — or anyone reading that we we know that — plus credit rating here in the city Atlanta and and — — is — just make all of the hard work arm. Oh was conducting. And I don’t wanna keep that happened. Mayor there’s been a lot of concern. On the health issue about diseases. And in particular they’re seeing incidences growing everywhere not just inland. Of outbreaks of tuberculosis. A skate beast. Of chicken pox. The border they’re even concerned about potential Swine Flu. Our use is there any danger to our students in terms of diseases spreading have you noticed they rising Ke B and Arnold students being vaccinated. Okay we don’t actually.
These children before they entered school system and it — Put it real — on my Health Department we do vaccinations for three for four hours a week. But we had to hire extra hour to administer the vaccinations because Eric too many people meeting them. And — instead he beat goes on we have seen fluctuations in the rampant TB cases. I’m the one that we’re aware that they are being treated real well. Have to have the — — are now in that required more data collection of the state itself what.
I certainly don’t think it. An immediate concern for any of our schoolchildren I mean I’m I would not. And my own children to school here I thought it was a problem. But it does. Take a lot of action on his part to make sure that the schools and making sure that these children. Get it activation in the camp that salt on the beach can that make sure.
According to the report to my faux Boston a public health director Marianne O’Connor. Says that she estimates the department has seen a 200%. Increase. In vaccinations. Particularly for TV over the last couple of years. Is that true oh my god 200%. That’s astronomical. Yes it is and we have to move. These are our primary has not received any of it cracks — so we have been stagnant they were one — and and and administered — inflation that any United States count would have had from literally day one of his existence. And it’s just become. An ongoing problem for the Health Department and we don’t see any scientific slowing down I mean I heard. Yet today that another plane load of miners had. Arrived in Boston I still haven’t been able and trying to map but I have to believe at least another stroke in the coming —
Now I have to ask you — mean I have to ask you with the 64000 dollar question. And I talked about it earlier on my show. These kids you’re saying they’re coming from province in Guatemala but over the — from Salvador Honduras Guatemala. That’s a long way away. Now I understand when they crossed the border if they would stay in El Paso ‘cause it’s right there — San Antonio ‘cause it’s right there. But how the hell do they find their way not only to Massachusetts. But of all places limb. In other words if somebody telling them are they being directed. To say — — it’s basically a de facto Sanctuary City. They won’t refuse you don’t get a health care you’ll get education you’ll get all the benefits so go to Lynn have you have you seen any evidence about — it to him. Well I’ll tell me how I can refuse them legally. That because that can’t. If a child arrived and as they want to be meant school system and legally obligated to provide good — and education. I think.
Don’t have any direct evidence that they are being directed here how ever let me go back to that current group of say sixty yards that we noted. Can come in here a couple of years ago they were all coming up in the police called the — — In any Antonio — and so — interior to. What is — no matter what and I think global it and it seems to me like nothing more than a charter school work with different — school down — Nothing to indicate that they — on the ballot. A police station on the way from Guatemala to — — but a lot of peace. People are asked when they cross the border you know anybody — of — — do you have the sponsor. And it is my suspicion that — somebody up here who was allowing his or her name could be due. So that these government can say oh sure I know one parent that — — and and get what they are directing a Massachusetts.
And into — What are you I mean. I know look you’re legally obligated you have to accept these children I understand that. What do you think needs to be done in other words can — sustained basis if something is not done. We’re — and reached a breaking point in what do you think needs to be done to stem this — Well I have reached — breaking point and that’s why. I has decided to speak up. Nationally about this problem and Ali has reached out to the center of the pot — immigration studies in Washington DC. I am going down there next month to participate in a panel discussion a bubble. All of the strange that the split. On a community and it’s not just.
The tactic in newcomers because limit salaries welcomes newcomers and I do have a wonderful existing art art community ever want. Note that — want a dual — is not a question of being big is it or. You know — it’s a question of being that the question of police sources spoke and starting at the senate immigration studies. I am hoping that they’ll be at the meat from the the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. When I’m down there and they may be on recess they may still be in session it’s there and elsewhere if they are still in Washington. I’m going to ask them for help either by way of getting these children back to their home country or ending some resources but when nature to try to resettle others to. — other communities. For resettlement because — Is only so big it is the ninth largest city Massachusetts. And we have to — largest school enrollment — she and — — tried to work I worked with senator brown not to try a couple of months and and when he was no longer an option I.
Then turn to congressman in these — but I have gotten no where. At the local level and I feel I have to go to the national level to get some help from the city Emanuel — On American — There are reports out from national review online which had been picked up by other media outlets. That apparently the article names to people. Who I look at the pictures of them there is no way either fourteen or fifteen different place — ninth grade they look frankly 35 or forty. One is a man one is a woman. These are clearly much older adults. Is and is first of all what do you make of that article. And should parents be concerned that their fourteen year old child. Is sitting in a classroom with a 3540. Year old male adult.
Who god forbid maybe a criminal may be — pissed we have no idea what that person’s criminal background is. They’re not the only till I those photos. I. Do not process and — — the people went to the school such country the school system and the parent and make — better but again as to look at. Some of the intake papers — some of these people who have been coming and I agree with you in my opinion no way they anywhere near. — teen spirit. When he got a minimum probably in their thirties. And again and verify it you know — — and sick parent you know comfortable. Yes it they should get comfortable — no way a child to be sitting next LeBron — adult not classroom. Should they be worried. Now like I really don’t think that anything. Untoward is going to happen in a classroom.
Trying to create the reports — correct is that the guys that hit on the — — — content — — aren’t that doesn’t make it right. I think I can. Don’t — well they can do it they said we try to night programs. And — the couple that was not. Legally permissible because these children deserve that she shouldn’t — well — gay students and we just couldn’t provide 990. Hours. — — — — let me ask you one final question. What has been the response. From the community inland what are you hearing from citizens. From voters from parents. Are they upset about the situation do they share your concerns Atlanta is now at the breaking point. They have very concerned they’ve asked me. If they can may tell me when the boxes are coming in and we wanna Scott a blockade Billy Murray — it now we don’t have. Big yellow school buses coming and attention and that kinda did an organized. — — It’s been much more than tripled at a constant trickle they’ve asked me if he can hold a rally on the steps of City College — go right ahead. No permit required. Speak up. Party congressmen.
Call your senator and let them know what’s going on most of them I just wishing that I could do more I had not had. One day it’s free reaction. From any of the city can simply must. I mean I have to say marriage you know money I mean I know it’s an interview and I wanna put words in your mouth but. I gotta tell you I’m listening to now we’ve been not with us — — very generous of your time twenty minutes. It’s your hands tight. I’m I’m just listening to you what it’s like you wanna do something but you can’t either ‘cause of the state or because of the federal government in my mistreating. Now you’re actually corrected that I’m going to Washington. Because that I can’t hear this on my own. And all of the decision making is out of my control. I have to go to the people that make the rules and you can see — they can’t. Change the rules are allowed me. Decision making allow me — — I’m that I don’t have right now because pat. I’m open — and if you have any idea of what I can do to alleviate that problem a be happy and to — them — — bring — down to election. — listen to Somerville.
Having a great it would be a little bit at a and. So it’s no longer illegal to. — a — he wants a man to say you know why I sent them to — He’s as tolerant person — Itanium and and and that’s domestic beer and make sure people get. I don’t wanna see — portrayed as big into our close minded beak — it’s the people here are not. But we are not. Well see we don’t have peaks basins for a lot about those who sit on. Five repeat Atlanta the — mind currently we’re against city and we don’t. Meat can increase from in — population density anymore because there is no more broke it becomes to have great. Beacons that helped that it becomes. A fire has it and done it it’s not sustainable in the long run and I wanna put a stop to a peaceful work. Aren’t they it’s gone beyond the — in my city.
We have been talking with Lynn mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy. Mayor Kennedy thank you so much for coming on the corner report we really appreciate — and mayor up to all of the aim at members out there and corner country. Mayor Kennedy has generously agreed on August 14 we’re going to be holding a major town hall. A here at where where’s it gonna be packaged Adobe. Yet the WGBH. Building we’re gonna give you more information coming weeks. But myself — Kennedy and others were gonna hold a town hall on immigration. — — — superb on this near Kennedy and I wanna thank you so much. Jobless 6172666868831. On WRKO. My friends I got to ask you you heard the interview with the mayor of land. — liberals out there are you finally waking up let’s stick it to tell Anderson. In the newsroom.”
Isn't Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE zero's "jobs czar"?
I wonder if there's some connection?
Lynn Lynn the city of sin. You never come out. The way you went in. The mayor said that among the documents the obviously 30 year old man presented was a warrant for his arrest. You have to see this guy. He looks like Julio from Easy Money.
‘The never-ending Ted Kennedy lie’
Perhaps I should have said ‘another’, because there were many. Regardless, Ted Kennedy’s name, the so-called’Lion of the Senate’, keeps coming up in this amnesty push...er, I mean, immigration reform. Well, all you have to do to get a good idea of how this will all work out is to take a look at the Lion’s statements over the years (viatheTownCrier)...
Here is Ted Kennedy commenting on the 1965 immigration bill: The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission.
Ted Kennedy on the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli Bill: This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.1 to 1.3 million illegal aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forward another amnesty bill like this.
Ted Kennedy(2007) on the McCain/Kennedy immigration proposal: The plan will strengthen our borders and our national security while providing a tough but fair path to citizenship for millions of people.Have our borders and national security been strengthened or secured from any of these bills/proposals? Have our cities not been flooded? Has American culture and society not been disrupted by such balkanizing, multi-culti phenomenon? And lastly, what happened to “We will never again bring forward another amnesty bill like this.”...?!?! Lies and damn lies...
Ted Kennedy pushed SEVEN amnesties into law. None was followed by a reduction in illegal immigration.