What do you expect when you open the floodgates? A flood. That’s exactly what has happened when the mayor of Philadelphia signed an executive order (see the trend, now cities do it) granting illegals the right to various public services…paid for by the hard working “legal” citizens of Philadelphia.
According to The Philadelphia Tribune:
Last year, the center registered more than 800 students from more than 70 countries. Collectively, those students spoke more than 40 different native languages.
The district also noted families shouldn’t be concerned about registering their child based on their immigration status. The district referred to Plyler v. DOE, a U.S. Supreme Court decision which held that it is unconstitutional to deny free public education to children who are not legally admitted into the United States.
City immigrant populations have been on the rise since Mayor Michael Nutter’s signage of a a pair of executive orders, starting in 2009.
“All city services, including but not limited to the following listed services, shall be made available to all city of Philadelphia residents, consistent with applicable law, regardless of the person’s citizenship or legal immigration status,” read a portion of one order. “[Those services include] police and fire services; medical services, such as emergency medical services, general medical care at community health centers and immunization; testing and treatment with respect to communicable diseases; mental health services; children protective services and access to city facilities, such as libraries and recreation centers.”
Is it any wonder why education continues to suffer? Is it any wonder why the US debt is so staggering. If illegals are rewarded with free public services for getting across the border, why would they stop coming across?
What do you think? Is Philadelphia doing the right thing? Or should they make public services available to only those law-abiding, tax-paying citizens who have funded them? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.