Some illegal immigrants may soon be certified to work as public school teachers in New York State according to a recently released plan.
After years of liberals telling us how poor immigrants are just doing jobs American citizens refuse to do, I wonder how they will explain this one.
Teachers in New York State are among the highest paid in the world and these positions can receive hundreds of applicants.
Fox News has more:
New York education officials are defending a hotly debated plan to allow illegal immigrants to be certified as public school teachers.
Saying the district doesn’t want to “close the door on their dreams,” state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia explained those eligible for the teaching certification came to America as children.
“They are American in every way but immigration status,” said Elia. “They’ve done everything right. They’ve worked hard in school, some have even served in the military, but when it’s time to apply for a license, they’re told, ‘Stop. That’s far enough.’”
In addition to allowing illegals to compete with high paying unionized state teaching jobs the new plan screws over other high paying licensed professions too!
Fox News continues:
The regents oversee 3.2 million students in 700 school districts as well as 7,000 libraries, 900 museums and 52 professions requiring more than 850,000 licensees. The controversial decision also enables the board to award licenses to illegal aliens in a total of 54 professions, including engineers, pharmacists and dentistry.
But the decision doesn’t sit well with many who believe the policy violates federal law and prevents lawful citizens from getting jobs they are qualified for.
“It is bad public policy,” said Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at the Washington D.C.-based Heritage Foundation, and a former U.S. Justice Department attorney. “It is a violation of federal immigration law.”
While it may in fact be a blatant violation of federal immigration law don’t expect Barack Obama to do anything about it. It’s Obama who is demanding that federal immigration law be ignored. Other states like Colorado are already recruiting illegal immigrants for teaching jobs and nothing is being done!!
We can only imagine what New York’s illegal immigrant teachers will be teaching students about the rule of law and the Constitution when the plan goes into effect this summer.