RUSH: The headline of the story: “Schools Scramble to Help Teenagers Who Crossed the Border,” and I must warn you: The AP is not even calling them “undocumented migrants” anymore.
Now they are just “unaccompanied minors.” It’s from Frankford, Delaware. “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…” As I say, they’re no longer “undocumented migrants,” no longer “illegal immigrant children.” Nope. These are “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.”
To live with relatives.
“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.” They’re not in limbo. They’re home free! That’s what’s happened here. They’re not in limbo. What is this limbo business? They’re home free. The taxpayers are gonna be paying through the nose for it.
What is this living in limbo business? Does anybody really think they’re gonna be deported or sent back? My friends, they have been quickly dispatched. They are now fine. We’ve been told these unaccompanied minors have now been placed in homes in all 50 states, by design and on purpose. They’re not in limbo anywhere. It says here that these “students are eager but face barriers.” Do you know what the barriers are?
“Some can barely read or write in their native language,” much less English. And yet they’re in our schools. You know what this means? It means time is going to have to be taken to accommodate them, who don’t even speak their own language or write it well. These are gifts of love, of course. This is what we’ve been told. Gifts of love to the country! These kids’ parents have willingly given them way to America, as gifts — gifts of love. They don’t need to be able to read or write.
Love doesn’t need real words!
Love doesn’t mean having to say you’re sorry.
Love doesn’t mean even having to know how to say you’re sorry.
Now, in Frankford, Delaware, “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,” and, might I add, all for free. Likewise, their school meals and their meals at home and their housing and their medical treatment and their transportation and their flat-screen TVs, eventually their cell phones. All free.
“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.” That’s right, it hasn’t. They’ve just stopped reporting on it but the exodus or the whatever you want to call it, does continue, because what’s really going on is the future of the Democrat Party is wrapped up in this.
These are simply young, unregistered future Democrat voters.
RUSH: Now we’re back to Renee in Gainesville, Georgia. My question to you, you’re still there, right?
CALLER: Yes, I’m still here.
RUSH: Thank you. Now, you’ve got eight in a classroom in this one school in Gainesville. You have a hundred students who are being taught survival phrases, not even being educated the way the other students are. What’s happening to the education of the other kids while all this is going on? That’s my question.
CALLER: Well, these students, it’s my understanding, are in self-contained classrooms. So they’re not being mixed with the general population of students, even other students that speak Spanish. It’s my understanding they’re not being assimilated or mainstreamed, to use education lingo. They are being taught separately and they’re at a school location that houses the alternative school and a special education branch of the school and some things like that. So they’re not at the high school where all the other kids are.
RUSH: Well, thank goodness for that. I mean, I would hate — I’m glad they’re being segregated in that regard because this would be a disaster if they were being integrated with the rest of the kids here who are trying to learn the traditional subjects: reading, writing, mathematics, whatever, history, and all of a sudden that stops while the undocumented minors are being taught survival phrases. So at least they’re being segregated. But the schools can’t be prepared for this.
CALLER: They’re not. They absolutely are not. The teachers are doing the best they can, and they’re taking classes on teaching English language learners. But it’s still very difficult, especially, you know, teenagers are a difficult age to teach regardless, even when they speak your language. So the language barrier, in addition to just the normal teenage resistance to authority, I can imagine it’s not a very fun process on some days.
RUSH: Now, I’m trying to put myself inside one of these schools. One day, while things are going normal, and I’ve got the usual student body in there and they’re all in their various classrooms and they’re learning whatever they’re learning or they’re trying to. Then all of a sudden you’ve got maybe two or three, the next day four or five, the next day seven or so of these kids that have crossed the border illegally, who don’t speak English, who can’t read or write their own language, basically can’t communicate with ’em, how do they even show up? I mean, who’s taking them to school? They don’t know where the school is. Who’s bringing them? What is the expectation when they show up? Who is telling the school what they have to do with these kids?
CALLER: Those are all very good questions that I don’t really know the answer to.
RUSH: Well, there has to be some kind of system or policy in place, because otherwise the people that run these schools would be pulling their hair out. “What do we do here?” So they have to find a classroom to put these people in by themselves ’cause their learning curve is an entirely different process, and there’s nobody there that speaks their language, or very few.
CALLER: Right. I know the initial teacher who —
RUSH: Are there pictures of Obama in this classroom where these kids are?
RUSH: Pictures of Obama and Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton? And is there a voter registration form in there?
CALLER: All with halos, of course.
RUSH: (laughing) All with halos. You’re good. Renee, you got a great sense of humor. Look, I’m glad you called. I appreciate it. I’m trying to imagine what that would be like. You’re a principal, vice principal, a teacher, and everything’s going along as it always does, and then one day here’s a new arrival of four or five, whatever number, and it just keeps growing, and I’m surprised they even have room. We keep hearing about how overcrowded schools are. Anyway, Renee, thank you again. I appreciate it.