Roughly 130,000 San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) students haven’t received in-person education in a year, however, their teachers now have the opportunity to volunteer to teach migrant children face-to-face during their spring break.
SDUSD students are currently learning in an online-only format and are expected to move into a hybrid model on April 12, where they will be learning in a combination of in-person and online formats, according to the school district’s website…
SDUSD spokeswoman confirmed to Fox News that district has shared the information about the opportunity for teachers to volunteer teaching migrant children in-person during their spring break this week, but said she doesn’t know if teachers are getting paid, saying that it’s up to the county.
The spokesperson added that she does not know if teachers will be reimbursed for their expenses.
San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond told Fox News, “We have 130,000 kids who haven’t been allowed in a classroom for over a year in the San Diego United School District. It’s great that there’s in-person learning for those unaccompanied minors from Central America, but I wish every child in San Diego Country was allowed the same opportunity for in-person teaching.”
SDUSD Parent Emily Diaz said in an email to Fox, “The system is broken when San Diego teachers are teaching migrant children in person, but the 100k students of taxpaying families at San Diego Unified School District are stuck learning in Zoom school. We agree that every child deserves an in-person education, but why are taxpaying students put last? If this is a humanitarian issue then who is rescuing San Diego Unified students, because our leaders have failed them.”
California Congressman Darrel Issa said, “For more than a year, parents and students in San Diego County have waited for educators to answer one question: When will our schools reopen with in-person instruction only? And for a year, they’ve been told to wait. The decision to provide in-person instruction to illegal migrants is outrageous and parents have every right to be angry.”
Illegal immigrants have been pouring over the U.S.-Mexico border ever since President Biden took over.
As of March 4, the number of migrant children referred for release into the U.S. has increased almost 600 percent since the Trump administration.
What Crisis? Report Claims TX Migrant Facility Hits 729% Capacity, Kids Going Hungry
While the Biden Administration refuses to acknowledge its own manufactured crisis at the U.S. border, reports are now circulating that severe overcrowding has led to children going hungry and sleeping on floors—and in one instance—a facility has reached 729 percent of its legal capacity.
According to the Daily Mail, similar situations are faced by more than 3500 unaccompanied minors, some of them young children, being held in detention centers in border regions all across the state.
The government’s 72-hour maximum time for a child to be detained also seems to be far from reality in these facilities, as children are spending an average of 108 hours in these places. Some reports indicate that some children have had to spend as many as 10 days or more in these facilities due to immense delays.
“This situation mandates immediate action to protect the life and safety of federal personnel and the aliens in custody,” wrote Michael Meade, the acting assistant director for ICE’s field operations, adding that the crisis is likely to “grow over the coming months.”
According to a recent CBS report, one CBP facility in Donna, Texas was holding more than 1,800 people, which is 729% of its capacity.
“Most of the minors said they had only showered once while in U.S. custody, even though they’d been held for more than five days, according to Desai. Some said they had showered twice,” reported CBS.
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Biden’s Border Crisis: February Border Apprehensions up 170 Percent from Last Year
Almost 100,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended last month, making it the highest February total since 2006.
It marks a 26 percent jump from January’s apprehensions and 170 percent jump from one year ago.
Border Patrol agents apprehended 98,974 migrants in February who illegally crossed the border in February, according to the Southwest Land Border Encounters Report released on Wednesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. This represents a massive increase from the 78,323 apprehended in January and an even larger jump from February 2020 when agents apprehended only 36,687. The February 2021 apprehensions are the largest February report since 2006 when agents apprehended 125,046.
The publication points out the apprehensions occurred during President Joe Biden’s first full month in office—after he ended many of President Trump’s successful border policies.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol official Troy Miller said in remarks yesterday, “The border is not open.”
“The United States is continuing to strictly enforce our existing immigration laws and border security measures,” he continued. “Those who attempt to cross the border without going through ports of entry should understand that they are putting themselves and their families in danger, especially during the pandemic.”
Last week, President Trump slammed Biden for his administration’s handling of the border crisis.
In a statement, the former president wrote, “When I was President, our Southern border was in great shape – stronger, safer, and more secure than ever before. We ended Catch-and-Release, shut down asylum fraud, and crippled the vicious smugglers, drug dealers, and human traffickers. The wall, despite horrendous Democrat delays, would have easily been finished by now, and is working magnificently. Our country is being destroyed at the Southern border, a terrible thing to see!”