Monday, June 18, 2007

An argument against deporting illegal workers

The Wall Street Journal has an article today about the impact that illegal-immigration raids have on public school administrators and students. When workplaces have been raided and illegal workers taken into custody, some public school students have lost one or both parents to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, who take the parents away for undefined “processing.” Ostensibly, many of these students, unlike their parents, were born in the U.S.A.

These circumstances might provide the strongest argument against deporting illegal immigrants. A comparison of U.S. public education performance with that of other industrialized, techno-centric countries produces a sobering conclusion: When public school kids have lost their parents, they have lost their only real source of education.

-Colin Burch

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