FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) — American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months.

Unaccompanied minors who made up the summer spike at the border have moved to communities of all sizes, in nearly every state, Federal data indicates, to live with a relative and await immigration decisions. The Supreme Court has ruled that schools have an obligation to educate all students regardless of their immigration status, so schools have become a safe haven for many of the tens of thousands of these young people mostly from central America living in limbo.

Delaware’s rural Sussex County has long attracted immigrants, partly because of work in chicken factories, and soybean and corn fields. The district’s population is more than one-quarter Hispanic, and for years has offered an early learning program for non-English speakers.

Still, officials were caught off guard by about 70 new students mostly from Guatemala – part of the wave crossing the border – enrolling last year, mostly at Sussex Central High School. The Indian River School District over the summer break quickly put together special classes for those needing extra English help.

On a recent school day, a group of these mostly Spanish-speaking teenage boys with styled spiky hair and high-top sneakers enthusiastically pecked away on hand-held tablets at the G.W. Carver Education Center, pausing to alert the teacher when stumped.

“If you don’t know what you’re supposed to write on the line, look at my examples, OK?” Lori Ott, their English language teacher, told one.

The students are eager but face barriers. Some can barely read or write in their native language.

The district’s goal is to get them assimilated – and eventually into a regular high school. There, they can earn a diploma, even if that means participating in adult education programs and going to school until they are 21.

“They just crave it, and they will come and ask questions,” Ott said. “How do you say this? And, how do you say that? They just participate and you can’t say enough about them.”

Donald Hattier, a school board member, said advance warning would have helped with planning. The federal government, he said, “just dropped this on us.” He wonders what’s next.

“The kids are still coming across the border. This problem has not been solved,” Hattier said.

Educators in Delaware and elsewhere say many of these students, who fled poverty and violence, have years-long gaps in schooling. For teenagers, learning in English can prove more difficult than for younger students. They also may be living with relatives or others they didn’t know, and the workings of an American school can be confusing.

Others experienced trauma, either in their home country or while crossing the border, and may need mental health help.

“It’s a new culture and they already feel that they are alone. … Some of them don’t have their parents here,” said English language instructor Alina Miron at Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The school has about a dozen of these students enrolled

In districts like hers, the influx means hiring new English language instructors.

Two foundations donated money to the Oakland Unified School District in California to help fund a person to connect about 150 unaccompanied students with legal and social services; many didn’t have legal representation at immigration hearings.

“We feel that we have moral obligation to serve these students as long as they are in the United States,” said Troy Flint, a district spokesman. “Until their fate is decided, we’re responsible for ensuring they get an education and we embrace that opportunity.”

In Louisiana, the Broadmoor principal, Shalonda Simoneaux, said attending high school and learning English is a motivating factor for teenagers who want “want to blend in.”

“Whatever is being said, whatever is going on, they are really learning more from listening from other teenagers, even more so than from the teachers because it’s high school,” Simoneaux said.

For cash-strapped districts, providing for these students’ needs can be arduous, particularly if they arrive after student headcounts are taken to determine school funding.

In Miami, the school board voted to seek federal help after 300 foreign-born students, many from Honduras and traveling alone, enrolled toward the end of the last school year.

Margie McHugh, director of the nonprofit Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration, says it’s critical that children allowed to stay are integrated into American life and educated.

Indian River School District officials say that’s their plan.

“We do have a very open heart and an open mind and any student who comes in our system, we’re going to give the most appropriate services that we can,” said the Delaware district’s superintendent, Susan Bunting.

Obama Immigration Fallout: Illegal Families Failing To Report For Follow-Ups


By Joseph R. Carducci
September 26, 2014

Amazing how the liberals who have been so much in favor of supporting the idiotic immigration policies of our feckless immigrant in chief failed to see this as a real possibility. We are now beginning to see credible reports that many of those illegal immigrants who crossed the border with their families have failed to report to ICE officials in order to have their cases processed legally. What a huge surprise.

Families Not Showing Up For Follow-Ups

According to an official with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, nearly 70 percent of illegal immigrant families have never showed up for their follow-up appointments. These are folks for whom Obama has already chosen to ignore actual immigration law and released into the United States. Of course, they have to ‘promise’ to return for follow-up appointments in order for their cases to be processed.

Given the data obtained by the Associated Press on this matter, it would seem that approximately 41,000 illegal immigrant family members were released into the US and then subsequently failed to appear. Part of the problem is due to the fact that there are limited housing and detention facilities which can hold illegals. Although ICE won’t give solid information on the numbers of illegals who have failed to appear, they did say final deportation had been ordered for at least 860 people who were caught at the border since May. They also said that of those, only 14 had reported as ordered.

There have actually been more than 66,000 immigrants traveling as families (generally mothers and younger children) apprehended at the southern border since October. More than 90 percent of this total are from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala…and can’t be repatriated immediately. They are ordered to report within 15 days to their nearest ICE office and then released into the USA.

Democrats, Obama Avoid Issue

This must be quite embarrassing to the White House and the Homeland Security Department. Reports also indicate they have dodged answering this question (as to how many immigrants have been released into the country) at least seven times over the last two weeks. Typical excuses ranged from saying they either didn’t know those figures or that they weren’t immediately available or on hand. Maybe this is why many Democrats don’t think it’s their duty to protect the border.

Sure. We all know just how truly transparent and trustworthy the Obama Regime has been on such issues.

Another excuse being used to justify all of this illegal releasing of immigrants into the United States is the lack of housing and detention facilities. Obviously, splitting families is not what we want to accomplish and there are only three separate places capable of housing families together. There is a temporary detention center in Artesia, New Mexico and another immigration jail in Texas is being converted (will house about 530 people). Another facility is also going to be opening in Texas later this year.

Obama’s Policies Creating Problems, Raising Costs

Once again, we are seeing the effects of the senseless immigration policies Obama has been pursuing. Leaving the borders open and then even choosing to ignore current laws tend to have the effect of encouraging more illegals to come. If we are going to simply release them, why should they come and report to ICE officials…did anyone really think that just because we make them ‘promise,’ they would return? Plus, while the illegals are here, it is getting quite expensive to educate the kids.

What do YOU think about all this? Simply more expected fallout from Obama’s ill-conceived immigration policies? Or is all of this surprising? What can be done to fix the situation now?


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HOUSTON, Texas — An American citizen was beaten to death by drug cartel members while another barely managed to survive the kidnapping and torture just south of the Texas border.
The two men have been identified as 38-year-old Erick Candanoza, and 25-year-old Carlos Vela Moreno, who are from the border city of Brownsville and were in the business of selling used cars, according to Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio.
On Wednesday night, the Sheriff’s deputies arrived to the Los Indios International Bridge where the two men had arrived, Candanoza had already died and Vela was rushed to a local hospital where investigators were able to interview him.
The two men had crossed into Mexico a vehicle they were going to sell through the Progreso International Bridge and were driving towards the border city of Matamoros when their car overheated, Lucio said.
“They pulled over to the side of the road and that is when two vehicles with six or seven men carrying various firearms kidnapped them,” the sheriff said. “They took them to a wooded area away from any residences and began to beat them.”
Vela told the investigators that Candanoza took the worst of the beating since the gunmen appeared to have been targeting him over a feud with a relative, Lucio told Breitbart Texas. After the beating, the gunmen took the men to a local hospital from where they were able to get transport to an international bridge.
Sheriff’s investigators are working with the U.S. Consulate Office in Matamoros to gather more information into the case.
“Sadly enough the security threats continue in Mexico that is why I tell the public if you don’t have to go over there don’t go,” Lucio said. “And if you do have to go, go in the daytime and be very careful. I sure hope things calm down eventually.”

​Illegal, but fit to serve: Pentagon to recruit undocumented immigrants

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The Pentagon is to start recruiting undocumented immigrants who came into the US as minors and possess valuable skills like speaking Persian and Chinese. The program offering the opportunity is capped at 1,500 recruits per year.

The new policy revealed by the DoD on Thursday expands the existing pilot program called Military Accessions Vital to National Interest, or MAVNI. It has been tried since 2008, offering positions in the US armed forces to foreigners living in America legally as refugees or under a temporary visa.

Starting next fiscal year, MAVNI will also apply to illegal residents who came to US with their parents before age 16, reports the Military Times. The potential recruits would be selected from those eligible for the 2012 Obama administration policy known as Deferred Action for Child Arrivals, or DACA. Getting a DACA illegal immigrant status involves a background check by the Homeland Security Department.

The Pentagon recruits some 5,000 foreigners each year, most of them ‘green card’ holders. The MAVNI program may account for up to 1,500 recruits annually, although the military services are not required to accept them. In practice the Army has been the only service to accept a significant number, while the Navy and Marine Corps are not seeking applicants under it.

A recruit must meet higher-than-usual standards and have certain skills valued by the US military to get a position. Those include medical training and language expertise. Speakers of Arabic, Chinese, Pushtu, Korean, Russian, Urdu, Hindi and Hungarian are among those in demand.

The expansion of the program to illegal residents adds between 1.2 million and 2.1 million children, teenagers and young adults to the potential talent pool. The recruits would be offered an expedited path to US citizenship as an extra incentive to serve.

But some Pentagon officials have doubt over the number of recruits who would actually qualify for the MAVNI program.

“We’re just not sure how many within that existing population of DACA would have the linguistic skills to qualify,” said one defense official familiar with the policy change. “These are kids who entered the country at a fairly young age and have basically grown up in the United States, so the limit of their language talents would probably be the language that they received at home.”

The Pentagon’s move is part of a wider effort by the Obama administration to ease pressure on immigrants and integrate them into American society. It comes amid frustration in the White House with the failure of Congress to pass a substantial immigration reform.


Holder resigns after years of lawlessness


The announcement of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation today has fueled speculation as to why the controversial figure has chosen to step down.
Holder, who was recently found to be the least popular politician in the United States according to a Hart Research poll, is arguably the most criminal government official within the Obama Administration. Among his many crimes, a select few have remained at center stage.

Fast and Furious

Between 2006 and 2011, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), under the direct command of the Justice Department, secretly pushed southern gun dealers to sell weapons to suspected drug cartel traffickers in order to allegedly track the weapons into Mexico.

Despite the administration’s attempt to paint the countless deaths associated as unintended consequences after the program went public, documents obtained by CBS News revealed that the ATF had planned to use the deaths to push a gun control agenda.

Eric Holder, who has publicly stated his desire to “brainwash” children to think negatively about gun ownership, has actively worked to keep Fast and Furious documents from becoming public. Unfortunately for Holder, a judge has denied his request to delay the release of a list of Operation Fast and Furious documents currently being protected under the President’s assertion of executive privilege.

Too Big to Jail Banks

After British-based bank HSBC was found to be laundering hundreds of millions of dollars for Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel and groups linked to Al Qaeda, Eric Holder refused to prosecute the bank’s executives.M

“They violated every g*ddamn law in the book,” said attorney and former Senate investigator Jack Blum at the time. “They took every imaginable form of illegal and illicit business.”

Despite the bank’s involvement in the largest terrorism and drug money laundering case in US history, Holder refused to prosecute any HSBC Executive. According to Holder, the economy would have suffered if any of the bank’s leaders faced punishment. Similarly, Holder outright refused to prosecute any Wall Street CEOs for their role in the country’s financial crisis.

Financial whistleblower Everett Stern spoke with Infowars reporter David Knight last year to discuss how the bank has continued to launder money for nefarious organizations due to Holder’s refusal.

Attack on Whistleblowers & the Press

The Obama administration has charged more journalists and legitimate government whistleblowers with espionage than all other presidents combined since the passage of the 1917 Espionage Act.

Whether it be targeting CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou for exposing the agency’s torture program, seizing Associated Press phone records, prosecuting Chelsea Manning or going after journalists James Risen and James Rosen, Holder has undoubtedly overseen the largest attack on the First Amendment in modern history.

“The Obama administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news,” the New York Times noted.

Amazingly, Holder has attempted to deflect criticism by claiming that he has been the victim of “unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive adversity,” due to his skin color and not his outrageously illegal tenure.

“Forget about me [specifically]. Look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee,” Holder said during a recent speech to the National Action Network. “What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?”

Ironically, Holder’s career will undoubtedly be remembered for being the most unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive.

40,000 Obama Migrants Evade Immigration Law


Neil Munro

White House Correspondent

More than 40,000 unskilled Central American migrants who were allowed to cross the border by President Barack Obama’s deputies have refused to appear for scheduled meetings with immigration officials.

The estimate was revealed to Latino lobbies in a meeting with an official at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to the Associated Press.

The official said that 70 percent of the 66,000 people in so-called “family units” that crossed the border didn’t turn up for the appointments, according to an audio recording of the official’s briefing.

The missing migrants crossed into the country alongside the much-publicized arrival of 65,000 “unaccompanied alien children” since October.

The “children” were highlighted by the administration to reduce the public’s hostile reaction to Obama’s lax border policies.

In fact, most of the 65,000 “children” are older youths seeking to join relatives or parents living illegally in the United States. Most of them were guided by paid coyotes to the border, where they were handed over to federal agencies for free transport to their parents or relatives.

None of the unaccompanied youths have been deported. All have been allowed to use a 2008 law to file lawsuits for residency. Up to 80 percent of migrants who have immigration lawyers can win their residency cases, say advocates for more immigration.

Obama allowed the youths to use the 2008 law — even though it passed Congress to protect teenage prostitutes, not to aid young economic migrants

Obama also allowed the “family unit” migrants to apply for green cards, even though he has the legal authority to repatriate them anytime.

The planned appointments are part of the long green card legal process that might allow the low-skill migrants to claim citizenship and full access to U.S. benefit programs.

The AP also reported that only 860 people in “family units” have been ordered home.

But only 14 have given themselves up for repatriation, the AP reports.

The remaining 846 are blending into the large communities of illegal immigrants throughout the country.

Unless Obama reverses his enforcement policies, the missing 40,000 “family unit” migrants won’t be pursued, and will be allowed to attend schools, receive medical aid and be allowed to work in the United States.

That’s because Obama has sharply reduced immigration enforcement for migrants who settle far from the border. In 2013, his deputies deported less than 0.2 percent of the 12 million illegal immigrants in the country for violating immigration laws.

Obama’s deputies also allowed more than 50,000 Central American migrants to cross the U.S. border between 2009 and October 2013.

The total inflow amounts to more than 200,000, and it is expected to keep rising in the next few months.

The border meltdown backfired on Obama, because it galvanized widespread public opposition to the Senate’s June 2013 immigration bill. Obama strongly supported the bill, which would have boosted the inflow of foreign workers up to roughly 4 million per year. That inflow would have been roughly equal to the number of Americans who enter the workforce every year.

The GOP blocked the bill, and now Obama is threatening to provide work permits and residency permits to several million illegal immigrants though executive power in December.