Report: 1 in 8 California students have an undocumented parent


According to a new report from Education Trust-West, an Oakland-based advocacy organization, about 1 in 8 California students have at least one undocumented parent.

Education Trust-West estimates that's 750,000 students out of a total enrollment of 6.2 million. Some of the students might be undocumented themselves, but the large majority of students with illegal parents are U.S. citizens.

According to the report, there are 240,000 kids between the ages of 3 and 17 who are undocumented.

School officials are quick to cite Trump for students' anxieties. They say fear of deportation, bullying, language barriers, and lack of access to financial aid make it hard for students and their families.

In 2012 Obama started DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which gives temporary deportation protection to youth who came to the U.S. as children.

Last week Trump said DACA students, or "Dreamers," could "rest easy." 

We'll see what happens, but California leaders have to understand that we have immigration laws for a reason. People like Kevin De León want to give amnesty to all illegals at the cost of the taxpayer.

California is only going to get worse if it continues to be a doormat. 

Click here to see the report from Education Trust-West.


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