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Federal agents caught 132,000 illegal immigrants at the southern border in May — the highest single-month total in more than a decade.
These eye-popping numbers weren’t an aberration. So far in 2019, the Border Patrol has apprehended more than 300,000 illegal immigrants — a 140% increase from this time last year. Roughly 30,000 were unaccompanied children. Tens of thousands more were children who crossed the border with adult relatives or human traffickers. Due to loopholes in U.S. asylum and immigration laws, agents had to release most of these kids into the interior United States.
The article goes on to state the following:
That has placed an enormous burden on public schools, which already spend $60 billion each year to feed and educate immigrants’ children. Our schools are already underfunded and overcrowded — they can’t handle this flood of foreign pupils.
It’s time for Congress to tamp down immigration levels so that every American child can receive a quality education.
More than 45 million immigrants live in the United States today. That accounts for close to 14% of the overall U.S. population. An estimated 22 million live here illegally. Not surprisingly, the number of immigrant children residing in America is also on the rise. Today, 25% of public school students come from immigrant households. That’s up from just 7% in 1980.
Mass immigration also burdens our public schools – Washington Examiner https://t.co/MDdio3cVoq
— Immigration (@Immigration365) August 30, 2019
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