The DC Examiner is reporting that the majority of non-English speaking school students leaving Prince William County as a result of the Rule of Law Resolution are relocating to Fairfax, which as Gerry Connolly has said, doesn’t want “to roll back the welcome mat” for illegal aliens. So while Prince William County is increasingly relieved of the the taxpayer expense of educating illegal aliens, Fairfax County is picking up the tab. I’m sure Fairfax County taxpayers are going to be just thrilled that the financial burden of accommodating illegal aliens is increasingly falling to them, since Connolly is unwilling to address this issue.
The number of non-English-speaking students transferring from Prince William County schools to neighboring school systems climbed again last month as families flee the crackdown on illegal immigrants.
The vast majority, 623 of about 760 departing students, have moved to neighboring Fairfax County schools, while 80 selected Arlington and 58 chose Alexandria.
With this continuing outflux of illegal aliens from Prince William County, the potential savings for taxpayers continues to increase and now approaches eight million dollars, which far outweighs the real costs of the Rule of Law Resolution, even if you include unrelated items such as possibly installing video cameras in patrol cars. Decreased costs in the provision of public benefits to illegal aliens and an eventual reduction in the costs related to crimes committed by criminal aliens will only add to this substantial figure. It’s not often that a policy initiative ends up with a net savings to taxpayers , but this one clearly is.
Fairfax County residents would be well served to start pressuring their elected officials to finally begin addressing this issue, since school officials are finally going on record with an explanation of why this dramatic change is happening. There aren’t any more feeble attempts to explain this in economic terms, or to evade questions about what is responsible for this dramatic change. There’s consensus on why this is happening. With the truth finally being uttered by school officials who had been collecting information about why these transfers were happening all along, the solution to the financial burdens that illegal aliens place on localities is now conclusively demonstrated: enforce the law, and illegal aliens leave.
The transfers from Prince William County to Fairfax County are nearly triple the 241 students who completed the same transition between September and late March last year, and officials say the immigration policy contributed to the increase.
There are plenty more illegal aliens left in Prince William County, and more and more are going to relocate to Fairfax County as the enforcement of the Rule of Law Resolution continues. Gerry Connolly wants to keep this welcome mat out, but it’s going to be increasingly expensive and troublesome for him to do so. Constituents should hold him strictly accountable for presiding over this entirely avoidable debacle, because it’s not Gerry Connolly that will end up footing the bill here, but the taxpayers who will see their neighborhoods decline while their taxes will increase.
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