Weekly Newsletter – June 23rd

The Invasion is Coming to Your City and Schools

The state of Texas has experienced a significant increase in the percentage of public school students from immigrant households, regardless of legality. A recent analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that the financial burden imposed by illegal aliens on public education in Texas is staggering. The number of students from immigrant households has nearly doubled from 17% in 1990 to 31% in 2021, with around 7% coming from illegal alien households. The estimated expenses for the ’21-’22 school year amount to $2.3 billion, likely an underestimation considering the illegal alien population in Texas is much higher compared to other states.

Notably, immigrant households tend to have significantly more students enrolled compared to native households. Language barriers are a challenge, with a growing number of students in Texas public schools not speaking English proficiently. Some districts have even resorted to hiring foreign-born teachers via Specialist Worker visas to teach them English as a second language. Where is the logic in having to hire immigrants to teach immigrants?

The strain on public schools is exacerbated by the fact that immigrant households pay less in taxes used to finance schools while simultaneously causing the cost of public education to artificially rise. This is a lose-lose situation for Texans. The growing number of immigrant households tend to be low-income, form linguistic/cultural enclaves, and oppose the deeply-held values of Texans such as state sovereignty, freedom of speech, and the right to self-defense. 

The Cleveland Independent School District (CISD) serves as a concrete example of the consequences of demographic shifts caused by mass immigration. In the 2011-2012 academic year, the student population in CISD was 3,693, with 40% Hispanic, 45% white, and 12% black students. A decade later, the landscape has been flipped upside down, with total enrollment nearly tripling to 10,875, and 90% of students are now Hispanic. This has put a strain on CISD’s resources, resulting in overcrowded classrooms and increased financial burdens. 

School districts throughout Texas are facing similar challenges due to changing demographics, affecting education quality and hampering assimilation. In parts of Houston and the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, it is estimated that up to one in four students is an illegal alien. 

  • Houston City (West)–Westpark Tollway, Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8:

– Students from immigrant households: 89%

– Students from illegal immigrant households (est.): 25.8%

  • Dallas County (West)–Irving (South) & Grand Prairie (North) Cities:

– Students from immigrant households: 73%

– Students from illegal immigrant households (est.): 21.2%

This information was highlighted in-depth in separate threads posted to twitter by Strong Borders this past week:

Reshaping TX public schools: Demographic shifts taking center stage.

Overstay or Extend: What’s the Difference Anyway?

The Department of Homeland Security has reported a record number of overstays in 2022, with over 850,000 foreign visitors exceeding their authorized stay. The overstay rate for the year was more than double the rate of previous years. South American countries, like Venezuela for example, had significant numbers of overstays, as well as the highest numbers of overstay rates among the Visa Waiver Program.

Once you overstay your visa you are an illegal alien, there is no other way about it. Not only will the Biden Administration take no action to remove these individuals for failing to comply with our laws, but just this past week as overstay numbers were revealed they decided to reverse a Trump decision that would have terminated the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of foreign nationals from El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, and Nicaragua, by granting an 18-month extension to their ‘temporary’ status.

Therefore, if individuals do not overstay, they may be part of an extension to TPS, and if they are not extended, they can simply overstay without facing any repercussions. This is a deliberate agenda that perpetually undermines the integrity of our laws and dilutes U.S. citizenship.

Kavanaugh: States have No Standing to Sue the Federal Gov’t to Enforce Immigration Law

In a disastrous ruling by the Supreme Court, Justice Kavanaugh gave a majority vote in which, according to the federal government, states lack standing to sue the federal government over its refusal to enforce Title 8 of the U.S. code. As a reminder, Title 8 comprises our nation’s immigration laws.

This is a blow to Texas and AG Ken Paxton’s efforts to force the Biden Administration to take action in arresting and deporting illegal aliens. The 8-1 ruling, which left Justice Alito as the only dissenter, is a major win for the Biden Administration and the Open Borders Establishment. 

As a result of this decision, any ongoing lawsuits, such as Texas suing Biden over the use of the CBP One app to streamline illegal immigration into our country, may very well be dead in the water. 

The ruling effectively leaves Texas without a means to enforce federal immigration laws through judicial means. This adds even more pressure for the state of Texas to act on its own to solve the border crisis. Texans for Strong Borders continues to call upon Greg Abbott to call a special session that prioritizes real border security measures including (but not limited to) the utilization of the tools available to states under Article I, Section 10, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution that allows it to repel an invasion. 

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