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Florida schools get ready for flood of border kids
Watchdog.org ^ | July 25, 2014 | Marianela Toledo

Posted on 07/25/2014 10:44:43 AM PDT by Politico2isBack

MIAMI — With more than 51,000 unaccompanied Central American children already here, and more expected to come, school officials ask the federal government for a helping hand.

Border kids costs more to educate, about $1,900 per head. Teachers must be bilingual. The students will need health care and psychological services because many arrive sick and traumatized by things they;ve seen and experienced on their journeys north.

Daisy Gonzalez-Diego, communications officer at the Miami-Dade County Public School, said up until now, the school district have relied on their emergency funds to help cover the costs.

“We are asking the federal government to help us with this additional cost,” she said. “We are here to help those children, we have a history of helping them, as we did when the earthquake hit Haiti, and when political problems arose in Cuba.

“We won’t stop providing them an education,” she said. “But we don’t want the (local) taxpayer to pay for it. That’s why we are asking for federal funds.”

She said that just before the end of school in June, her district saw about 300 border kids, coming from Honduras.

“We don’t know how many more are coming this upcoming school year because Central America children usually enroll just two or three weeks before the school year begins,” Gonzalez-Diego said.

While the Palm Beach County School District says they haven’t seen an uptick of border kids enrolling, they won’t be caught off guard for the 2014-15 school year, which begins in August.

“We are accustomed to receiving an influx of children based on different situations that happen around the world,” said Natalia Powers, communications manager for the Palm Beach County School District.

The 2010 Haiti earthquake caused an influx of Haitian students in their district.

“Our district and schools were ready to provide them with services, and what we cannot provide we work out with community partnerships,” she said.

Powers said Palm Beach County schools are not asking for additional funds right now, but they won’t know what to expect until they get closer to the beginning of the school year.

The Guatemalan Mayan Center, a Lake Worth, Fla.-based community organization that offers assistance and language classes to immigrants, has seen an uptick in the number of immigrants seeking help.

“Last year, we had three students. This yea,r we’ve got 50,” said volunteer Micaela Martí.

She said the children are 5 and 7 who come to the center to learn English because they arrived too late for the school year.

School officials in Hillsborough County, which has a large Hispanic population, did not respond to a request for information.

In Pasco County, shelters expect to double their capacity.

Tampa NBC affiliate WFLA reported the Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services is asking Pasco County’s Planning Commission to double shelter capacity to 32 beds to accommodate more border children. But neighbors of the center have mixed reactions.

Florida Watchdog contacted Americans for Immigrant Justice, a facility that houses border-crossing children, but they declined a request for an interview or to provide any information about the children.

In Brevard County, the Children’s Home Society of Florida confirmed to Breitbart News that some unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border of the U.S. will be sent to local foster homes in the state next month.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; florida; migrant; schools

1 posted on 07/25/2014 10:44:43 AM PDT by Politico2isBack
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To: Politico2isBack

So it begins


2 posted on 07/25/2014 10:48:21 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Politico2isBack
Simply refuse them admittance to the school unless they can pass a basic English proficiency test, show a valid legal address and two parents (foster or natural) to vouch for them.

Or...is that the definition of that whimsical, fantastical word "disenfranchise"?

3 posted on 07/25/2014 10:49:30 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Can anyone tell me who the head of the Muslim peace movement is?)
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To: CGASMIA68
Maybe y'all should ask Glen for the money. He sympathizes with your dilemma.
4 posted on 07/25/2014 10:56:22 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Politico2isBack

The teacher do not have to be bilingual.

I speak three languages. I do not speak Spanish, I will not learn Spanish under these circumstances.

Anyone who won’t do business with me nor hire me for not speaking Spanish is not taking care of the country and I want nothing to do with them’

No one should be speaking Spanish to these kids.

Americans are so stupid when it comes to language.

Aside from the fact that it is all wrong and politically motivated, Kids are sponges when it comes to language. THey learn English or any other language, when immersed in it, much quicker than adults do.

Kids learn, their brains are sponges when they’re young especially in toddler and preschool- hood, when they are learning language.

Just say NO.

this is not Obama, it is Obama taking advantage of the disgusting unpatriotic Chamber of Commerce and the teachers union.

When I speak to Obama voters, I know they vote for selfish purposes.

all anyone has to do to win this, is instruct people about how the country won’t even be here any longer to provide them with their benefits if we don’t take care of it.

Does anyone dream that these foreigners, unassimilated, will take care of them in their older years?


5 posted on 07/25/2014 10:57:17 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Teachers love to have a lock in their jobs by being bilingual.

That’s them taking care of our country, right?


6 posted on 07/25/2014 10:58:21 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Politico2isBack; JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; ...
America is supposed to be a melting pot.

Our ruling elites, however, are rapidly turning it into a dumping ground.

Florida Freeper


7 posted on 07/25/2014 10:59:15 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

BTTT!

Maybe Glenn should open a housing/schooling center...on HIS ranch...for ALL of these invaders aka “victims” of 0’s orchestrated *crisis*! Let them go to school with HIS kids.


8 posted on 07/25/2014 11:00:13 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Politico2isBack

Sen. Cruz spoke so well about Obama’s 3.7 BILLION dollars he wants to help the children from Middle America. One thing Cruz said is that that amount of money could pay for flying the illegal children back to their parents, first class seats.

Cruz also spoke about the horror of the trip here those children were forced to take including rape, murder, being forced to shoot other children, and to otherwise cause them terrible pain and dismemberation.

Cruz said that if we care for the children who are here already, we will receive even far more than we have now.

I agree. Ship them back to their parents. They are here as anchors for their parents to join them later.


9 posted on 07/25/2014 11:00:57 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Politico2isBack; All
Parents need to beware of possible health problems with border kids.
FR: Florida surgeon general asks if immigrant children are public health threat

10 posted on 07/25/2014 11:04:16 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

It’d be racist. They should be allowed to keep their ethnicity and language. Florida should be required to provide interpreters and dialect interpreters. (/sarc)


11 posted on 07/25/2014 11:10:06 AM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Politico2isBack

Great. Haitians v, Illegals. What a disaster.


12 posted on 07/25/2014 11:20:41 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: MichaelCorleone; Jane Long
Thank Scotus for determining an illegal alien can bestow American citizenship on her newborn.

Thank Scotus for denying states the power to make English the language of government.

And finally, thank Scotus for requiring local school districts/taxpayers to educate illegal aliens.

13 posted on 07/25/2014 11:29:30 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Article V. If not now, when?)
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To: SkyDancer

“It’d be racist. They should be allowed to keep their ethnicity and language. Florida should be required to provide interpreters and dialect interpreters.”

That sounds so similar to what Miuba Pooblik Skrewl Board members believe in that I have to ask when you were elected to the Board?

;-)


14 posted on 07/25/2014 11:34:26 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: Jacquerie; Jane Long

What does that have to do with Beck putting his money where his mouth is?


15 posted on 07/25/2014 11:40:43 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: txrefugee

You forget to include Jamaicans.... How’s that for Jumbalaya!


16 posted on 07/25/2014 11:41:06 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Politico2isBack
And most of them will just occupy a seat and unable to understand English. What a F-—ing mess. Babysitting and overcrowding.
17 posted on 07/25/2014 11:46:29 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: MichaelCorleone

Lol....


18 posted on 07/25/2014 12:15:16 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: GladesGuru; SkyDancer

Also, this little gem of a quote: “We won’t stop providing them an education,” she said. “But we don’t want the (local) taxpayer to pay for it. That’s why we are asking for federal funds.”

Brainiac, whom do you think the ‘federal funds’ originate?

Yet another reason to make public schools like all other services...pay your own way. Drop the property taxes and nobody pays (for eternity, like today) if no kids/graduated.


19 posted on 07/25/2014 12:30:12 PM PDT by i_robot73 (Give me one example and I will show where gov't is the root of the problem(s).)
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To: Politico2isBack

Suckers!!!!


20 posted on 07/25/2014 1:06:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Politico2isBack

Gotta get rid of those America flags and pictures of Washington and Lincoln. Don’t want the little kiddies traumatized any worse than they already are. They all are suffering from PTSD already. And for Pete’s sake! Hide those American History books!!!! Geeesh!


21 posted on 07/25/2014 1:13:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: MichaelCorleone

who is Ya’ll


22 posted on 07/25/2014 1:17:14 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: MichaelCorleone

Who is Glen and I have no delema


23 posted on 07/25/2014 1:18:46 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Politico2isBack

for the most part many Floriduh schools are little more than battle zones already.
This should help.


24 posted on 07/25/2014 1:19:24 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Politico2isBack; CGASMIA68; Bloody Sam Roberts; MichaelCorleone; stanne; Joe Brower; sickoflibs; ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muw22wTePqQ

Immigration by the Numbers — Off the Charts


25 posted on 07/25/2014 4:08:25 PM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: SkyDancer
You do realize that schools do provide interpreters for students with disabilities and those who don't speak English?

The Teacher's Unions will be all in for this for the extra jobs and extra money. What are the odds the HOR will refuse to fund what it will cost to educate these "threatened children" with a myriad of needs?

26 posted on 07/25/2014 4:14:34 PM PDT by grania
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To: Politico2isBack

This is madness.


27 posted on 07/25/2014 4:15:18 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: All
Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants diseases or face arrest

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/07/02/medical-staff-warned-keep-quiet-about-illegal-immigrants-or-face-arrest/

Border Patrol agents told to SHUT UP about contagion!

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/382218/border-patrol-tells-agent-you-must-cease- and-desist-speaking-media-ryan-lovelace

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WE AINT SEEN NUTTIN' YET

Observing the "migrants" riding atop speeding freight trains 1700 miles---one can only conjecture on their hygiene. How did they handle body wastes? No running water or flush toilets atop that train.

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Americans need to know about possible infections from migrants shopping in retail stores, eating in their restaurants, shopping in supermakets...... handling food and merchandise.

The deadly E-coli is passed through unclean hands from improper bathroom habits.

E- coli has been found on the handles of supermarket carts.

Not to mention contamination on school buses, school facilities, school supplies, books......and public buses that transported them....and so on. Mexican restaurants, fast food hamburger joints, supermarkets, retail stores, etc.....

The e-coli contamination could get fierce.

28 posted on 07/25/2014 4:25:16 PM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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HORRENDOUS RAMIFICATIONS OF BORDER INVASION KICK IN

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 have no documentation.

Gray haired men enrolling in schools?

Looks like drug lords from across the border are infiltrating public schools---planning to set up lifelong lucrative businesses ......giving kids free samples to get them addicted is part of building up the business plan.

The graying men posing as 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.

Tolerant and compassionate libbers whining about the "humanitarian crisis" are OK with that (/snix).

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Town fathers are also in for a financial shock when their carefully drawn budgets are looted by the "little children"....."children" ("reunited w/ their familes") with no other aspirations than to ride the lucrative US gravy train.

29 posted on 07/25/2014 4:29:34 PM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Politico2isBack

30 posted on 07/26/2014 7:24:55 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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