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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] debunkgpolitics at Another Problem with U.S. Immigration Policy
In 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Plyler v. Doe that local school districts could not deny enrollment to children in the United States illegally. The rationale was that not educating illegal immigrant children would deny them a better future. https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/457/202 The problems with decision are: more crimes like that at Rockville High School can happen again; more people have an incentive to illegally cross U.S. borders and bring their children; taxpayer dollars are wasted on children who have no business in the schools; plus, there are fewer resources for children who have a business to be in those schools. To an extent, the school districts are at fault by not reporting the illegal aliens to federal authorities. As a result, they are turning their schools into “sanctuaries.” The districts can allow for enrollment. They must comply with the law or face heavy penalties, including a lawsuit that would cost billions in settlements. They must comply with the law or face heavy penalties, including a lawsuit that would cost billions in settlements. But, meanwhile, they can still report the children to federal authorities, who will, hopefully, deport them and their families. Thus, the districts would be complying with Plyler and upholding U.S. immigration law. A legitimate fear of deportation would discourage illegal immigration.
There are two other solutions to this problem. One, the U.S. Supreme Court can reverse itself. Two, Congress can overturn Plyler with an amendment. In fact, if the Republicans in both houses are sincere about helping Pres. Trump reduce illegal immigration, they will consider an amendment to overturn Plyler.
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