Adult Illegal Immigrants Posing as Children To Enroll in High School
|Purported 17 year immigrant "Isai"|
Adult illegal immigrants posing as unaccompanied alien children appear to be attempting to enroll at public high schools, city officials in Lynn, Mass., tell National Review Online.You mean, people who would sneak into a country against the law, would lie, and try to get into school as minors (in addition to trying to beat the immigration rap by claiming childhood)? Well, STFU!
“Some of them have had gray hair and they’re telling you that they’re 17 years old and they have no documentation,” Jamie Cerulli, the Lynn mayor’s chief of staff, tells NRO. “If my children went to the public schools, I’d be very uncomfortable with all of these unaccompanied minors [that] are placed in the ninth grade.”
Actually, it's rather impressive that they're trying to sneak into school, instead of trying to evade it. Of course, there are some drawbacks to going to school:
Many alien children leave school voluntarily. Latham says. UACs drop out to go work in landscaping when the weather is nice, and return when the cold weather arrives. She says one child in the school system has dropped out four separate times to go to work, creating significant problems for the school system’s enrollment data. “Every time they drop out they are counted against us,” Latham says. “There are issues in data that these students are creating for us that we’re trying to figure out what to do with now.”