Trump Invites Local Input on Refugee Resettlement

crew-22312113Public schools beleaguered by waves of refugees will get a breather thanks to President Trump’s executive order, (Source) suspending refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days.

And under Trump’s new policy, when the U.S. re-opens its doors to refugees, local communities will be consulted.

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That beats the Obama administration’s dictatorial approach, which has overwhelmed many school districts.

Not yet grasped by those who are completely ignorant, is that President Trump will be the President for all the people, who arrived on U.S. soil legally.

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Imagine trying to teach at a school where there are 45 different languages spoken.

Equally important, imagine being a student and trying to learn in this type of environment.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is targeting these communities, (Source) claiming they’re not doing enough for refugees.

The ACLU costs cities and states millions by their phony law suits.

It’s great to have a president in Donald Trump who can with a single signature invalidate their useless efforts.

Just one more example of how Obama and his junta were not interested in governing but were all about control.

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The trigger-happy ACLU sued, insisting a separate program violated the refugees’ rights. So much for common sense.

That’s what’s behind Trump’s revamping of the refugee resettlement program, common sense.

Not heavy-handed orders from Washington and its litigation industry allies.

 

The American Spectator

Betsy McCaughey

February 3, 2017

 

The ACLU will find it harder to bully the poorest school districts.

Until now, refugee children have been placed in districts with little or no advance notice.

Arriving from countries like the Congo, Burma, Somalia, and Syria, they speak no English and bear the signs of trauma from their ordeals. (Source)

They need interpreters, counselors, and a lot of attention.

But often they’re placed in the poorest school districts  (Source)— which can least afford them.

School authorities try to be welcoming, but no good deed goes unpunished.

On top of the costs of educating the refugees, towns are now getting slapped with law suits and legal fees.

The U.S. Department of State decides where refugees are settled. The feds pay nonprofits such as Catholic Charities to rent and furnish apartments for refugees, enroll them in English classes, and put their children in public schools.

The feds pay nonprofits such as Catholic Charities to rent and furnish apartments for refugees, enroll them in English classes, and put their children in public schools.

In New York, upstate cities like Buffalo, Syracuse, and Utica are magnets for resettlement because the $900 a month housing stipend goes a lot farther in these low-income areas than in New York City or on Long Island.

Buffalo has absorbed 10,000 refugees in the last ten years. l there, 45 languages are spoken. (Source)

Seventy percent of students are just learning English and nearly 40 percent missed years of schooling before arriving.

Educators report that refugee students are highly motivated.

 

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Sending them to Lafayette isn’t doing them any favors. Lafayette is ranked one of the state’s poorest performing schools, with only 16 percent of students graduating on time.

Requiring resource-strapped schools to take in large numbers of refugee children is a raw deal for the refugees and for local children as well.

Refugee youngsters would be better off settled in the well-to-do communities that are bashing Trump’s refugee revamp — liberal havens like Hollywood and the Beltway suburbs around Washington, D.C. But don’t count on that happening. .

These kids will continue landing in economically stressed cities like Chicago, whose schools can’t afford extensive language programs.

Or Utica, another tapped-out city in upstate New York, where nearly one out of six residents is a refugee.

Schools there have been “very supportive of diversity,” explains Christoper Salatino, head of Utica’s Board of Education. But it’s coming with a “pretty large price tag.”

 

See the entire article below.

 

Depositing refugee children in a school district without bringing money is an “unfunded mandate,” he adds. The State Department’s “school impact grants” pale beside the actual costs. Utica has laid off large numbers of teachers and cut art, music and other extras to pay for translators and special instructors for the refugees.

Even that wasn’t enough for the ACLU’s New York State operation.

It sued Utica — the fifth poorest school district in the state — for sending older teens to a separate Newcomer Program that offered English immersion instead of traditional high school subjects.

Some students were not being successful when placed in traditional” classes, because they’d been out of school so long, explained a local school official.

But rather than spend money fighting, the school district settled and got socked with $80,000 in legal fees from the civil rights group.

The same scenario played out in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Educators initially placed newly arrived 19- and 20-year-old refugees in a separate program to learn English before mainstreaming them at the high school. The idea was to minimize disruption.

But the trigger-happy ACLU sued, insisting a separate program violated the refugees’ rights. So much for common sense.

That’s what’s behind Trump’s revamping of the refugee resettlement program — common sense.

Not heavy-handed orders from Washington and its litigation industry allies.

 

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I am firmly devoted to bringing you the truth and the stories that the mainstream media ignores. Together we can restore our constitutional republic to what the founding fathers envisioned and fight back against the progressive movement. Obama nearly destroyed our country economically, militarily coupled with his racism he set us further on the march to becoming a Socialist State. Now it's up to President Trump to restore America to prominence. Republicans who refuse to go along with most of his agenda RINOs must be forced to walk the plank, they are RINOs and little else.
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