Local Impact of Illegal Border Surge

Center for Immigration Studies, August 29, 2014

Video is now available for the Center for Immigration Studies event at the National Press Club, “Local Impact of Illegal Border Surge”.  Judith Kennedy, the mayor of Lynn, Mass., discussed the city’s struggle to provide and finance education and other services with large numbers of non-English speaking, low income individuals from Central America settling there. In addition, Jessica Vaughan, CIS Director of Policy Studies, provided a national overview of the impact with particular focus on the evolving threat from transnational gangs with roots in Central America.

The mayor emphasized that she was not in Washington to tell politicians what to do, rather she was here to “explain to federal officials that their actions or inactions will affect places” across the United States that are far from the border. The city of Lynn provides a compelling case study of the impact of the recent border surge of “unaccompanied alien children.” In the 2010-2011 school year, Lynn had 2 new school admissions from Guatemala; in the school year 2013-201, 101 new admission from Guatemala were placed in 9th grade. Many of these students are illiterate in both English and Spanish and have not been schooled beyond the third grade.

View the video here.
View the fact sheet here.

“We are struggling with the number of students we have been receiving,” stated the mayor, who is reaching out to the federal government to help with the expense placed on local communities. The hiring of teachers and aides, and the provision of more classroom space, materials, and vaccinations, have taken a toll.  In order to provide the necessary 9.3% budget increase in education, the city has had to cut all other city departments from 2-5%. These cuts could have long term impacts. For example, a community policing program, credited with significantly reducing gang activity, has had to be cut to find funds for the schools.

Vaughan provided a national perspective on the costs of the surge in unaccompanied minors, stating, “national education costs for 2014 will total around $1 billion, and this does not count the even larger number of children arriving in family units.”

Vaughan feared the resurgence of violent criminal street gang activity resulting from the border surge: “All of this leads me to have grave concerns about the potential for a rise in violence and crime in those areas absorbing surge migrants. MS-13 and others go where they can blend in.  One of the unintended consequences of a previous wave of illegal immigration from Central America, in the ’80s and ’90s was the emergence of a new breed of extremely vicious and unusually degenerate street gangs.”

Topics: , , ,

Share This

We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. If you log in with a social media account, your comment should appear immediately. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may comment as a guest, using a name and an e-mail address of convenience. Your comment will be moderated.
  • MekongDelta69

    Remember that place called America, when and where some of us were lucky enough to grow up?

    It’s D-E-A-D

    • Mary

      Yes, and most government officials, minorities and many Whites are dancing on the grave.

    • D.B. Cooper

      This is what too many white boys across the developed world have let themselves become: a fat, lazy, slob. THIS is what you fought for, grandfather? You did all the work so he can just give it away without a fight? Maybe fatso needs to lose the easy life, it might be just the thing he needs to get up off his lazy fat….

      • KevinPhillipsBong

        I don’t recall posing for that.

        • gemjunior

          LOL x 10 you don’t remember because you gotta put down yer bong

    • KevinPhillipsBong

      Wolverines!

    • Mark Hillyard

      One reason for this is we were forced, and some allowed, other nations to come in and mix with us. They don’t know how we think or understand our spiritual sense of right and wrong. There are many places in the Scripture that tells us to be separate from foreign peoples…”a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am Yahweh your God, who has separated you from the peoples.”
      “They” are not here to help build up our nation but to come and “take a spoil”.
      Anyone think they don’t come here to get all the freebies is not doing their homework. “Why should the heathen rule over us and say, where is there God?”

  • Puggg

    Vaughan feared the resurgence of violent criminal street gang activity resulting from the border surge: “All of this leads me to have grave concerns about the potential for a rise in violence and crime in those areas absorbing surge migrants. MS-13 and others go where they can blend in. One of the unintended consequences of a previous wave of illegal immigration from Central America, in the ’80s and ’90s was the emergence of a new breed of extremely vicious and unusually degenerate street gangs.”

    Strange, we were told they were coming here to get away from gangs. So why would they join the thing they were fleeing when they got here?

    • Zimriel

      Read the new article that Mr Jackson just posted up top @ Amren. It’ll answer your question – they’re looking to get rich or die trying.

    • Mark Hillyard

      Maybe they’re liars.

    • ElComadreja

      It’s their natural tribal instinct. All primitives have it.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    Time of each video and my assessment:

    1) brief intro of mayor (3m)

    2) Mayor Flanagan (17m) – Dynamite.

    3) CIS Analyst Jessica Vaughn (17m) – a data pro, very good on gang threat

    4) Q&A (22m) – Mayor Flanagan – dynamite again, parries numerous questions from Washington Post immigration cheerleader Dana Milbank

    Watch these videos, use with Representatives and Senators. Call staff and get them to watch Mayor Flanagan.

  • TruthBeTold

    “…she was here to “explain to federal officials that their actions or inactions will affect places”

    Does Ms. Kennedy believe they care?

    Silly woman.

  • The power elites (globalists, neocons, Marxists, cultural Marxists, progressives, etc) want chaos because that’s a direct route to more control by Washington. As Mexican gangs take over and keep us terrorized, and muzzie immigrants jihad us, we’ll gladly trade our freedom (what’s left of it) for Washington’s iron fist.

    The puzzling part to me is why so many whites are self deluded. There’s not going to be much of a white middle class in this brave new world. Since you’re been marked for extinction you white guys and women, why not rise up and slay the dragons that are devouring you. The way to do it is to be openly pro-white at every opportunity such as joining a pro-white group such as this one, Stormfront, etc. And then stealthily do your best to create chaos for the power elites, such as homeschooling, tax avoidance, taking your money out of big banks and putting it into a local credit union.

    • Nancy

      Don’t forget to incorporate yourself, too. Have yourself turned into an LLC and direct your employer to make your paychecks payable to the corporation instead of yourself personally. Many of them will comply. That way, the feds can’t take their huge chunk of income tax up front; they have to wait until you meet your “company expenses” and then tax what’s left over. (Of course, paying all your household bills, yourself, etc. counts as “company expenses”.)

      • MBlanc46

        I’m not a tax accountant, but I meet with one at least annually and have a sense of what counts as business expenses (I’m self-employed). I’m pretty sure that this strategy would get you into hot water with the IRS if they got wind of it.

        • Nancy

          Nope. What we do is totally legal. Of course, I’m not a financial anything, so I don’t know that I explained it right. But my husband does this for a living. We just have to do a business tax thing every year. (In his line of work, he’s considered an independent contractor, so that makes a difference.)

        • The issue is complicated, but not so complicated that one needs get in trouble with the IRS. I published numerous books and did some consulting work as a professor. Never incorporated, but did my work at home in a home office that took up a sizeable part of my home. All the profs did this. Some deducted their Euro and China vacations as a deductible expense, but I don’t travel.

          I don’t have a book to recommend, but the idea is to have some kind of home based business (no need to incorporate) so you can take some of your household expenses as tax deductions. There are plenty of books on the subject as well as web sites offering advice.

          I think that to make it work, you need to have at least a little income from your home based business or the IRS will disallow. But again, a good book on the subject can steer you through the pitfalls and traps. It’s worth the investment in time to go to the public library and look at the books on the subject and think about how to cut your taxes in order to starve the beast.

          • MBlanc46

            I’m an independent contractor, so I’m allowed to deduct business expenses. According to my accountant (CPA and corporate tax account), I can’t deduct household expenses because I don’t have a dedicated space for my work. If I did, a percentage of utilities and I think mortgage would be deductible. I’m all for starving the beast, but I don’t take any more than the accountant tells me is legit. It might not be the last thing I want, but an IRS audit is pretty high up the list.

          • Right. I took a third of my house and dedicated it to my home office–desk, furniture, storage room for my books, etc. I could then take a third of my utilities, mortgage, insurance, property tax, water, but not food and local phone service. I could take one third of house repairs too. My computer and printer and other equipment was tax deductible too.

            You have to have a dedicated space that is exclusively used for your home business. Not that in 20 plus years the IRS ever knocked on the door to check up on the space.

          • MBlanc46

            If we had a bigger house, I certainly would have considered doing that. We just don’t have the square footage to spare. Plus, I use the office computers for numerous other tasks, so I’ve got to be in there for other reasons. If it would have saved a lot, I might have thought harder about it, but more often than not, our itemized deductions are still less than the standard deduction. To those for whom it’s worth doing and possible to do, I’m all for it. My only advice is, don’t try to get over on the IRS. You’ll probably find it’s not worth it.

    • Garrett Brown

      Will you be coming to slay these dragons with us or are you going to continue sitting in front of your computer?

    • Mark Hillyard

      THIS AGE OF CONFLICT
      By Ivor Benson
      “The West has been crippled by a corrosive and corrupt ideology-morality that causes our political-intellectual elites to declare themselves in sympathy with and in support of the very elements that boldly proclaim their goal to be the destruction of the West.”
      — Richard Clark Good read, google it.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      “The power elites (globalists, neocons, Marxists, cultural Marxists,
      progressives, etc) … ”

      There is a three letter word that encompasses all those people.

      “The puzzling part to me is why so many whites are self deluded. There’s not
      going to be much of a white middle class in this brave new world.
      Since you’re been marked for extinction you white guys and women, why
      not rise up and slay the dragons that are devouring you. The way to
      do it is to be openly pro-white at every opportunity such as joining a
      pro-white group such as this one, Stormfront, etc. And then stealthily
      do your best to create chaos for the power elites, such as
      homeschooling, tax avoidance, taking your money out of big banks and
      putting it into a local credit union.”

      I have come to the following conclusion after years of studying whites in America:

      1) America’s original purpose was as a breeding ground for complete idiots. When a person with common sense and intelligence is discovered, he/she is quickly suppressed, and eliminated if needed.

      2) Most whites in the US are fat lazy cowards with mouths bigger than their bellies. They talk a lot and will push around weaker white people who point out they are fat lazy cowards.

      3) They like to say “Follow me. I’m right behind you” as they sit in their recliner drinking beer and watching girls on TV expose their boobs.

      4) If America is ever taken back, do to the hard work of real whites, the fat lazy big mouthed coward will finally jump out of his chair and proclaim himself the victor and the sole person who fought for this country.

      .

  • kjh64

    I’m glad this is in Massasschuesetts. This needs to start happening up North and in the Midwest and areas outside of the South/Southwest. All Americans need to experience this, as more people will wake up.

  • none of your business

    D.B Cooper Whites between 18 and 35 did not create this anti White world. Even baby boomers did not create it. The damage was done in 1956 Brown vs Topeka, 1964 civil rights act 1965 immigration act, 1968 affirmative action civil rights act the creation of the EEOC around that time and Griggs vs Duke Power and Kaiser vs Weber early 1970’s and most of all, most of all Richard Nixon who; turned do not discriminate against a qualified black to SHALL discriminate against the most qualified White, invented the hispanic race for the 1970 census by executive order, created section 8 and Nixon’s War on Poverty which hired tens of thousands of radicals to harass and sue local governments. Johnson created the War on Poverty, Nixon accelerated it and it continues to this day.

    The oldest baby boomers were 10 years old in 1956. The youngest boomers were not even born. The oldest boomers were 18 and 19 when the civil rights act, the immigration act and the War on Poverty were passed by congress. The oldest boomers were 22 in 1968 when the second affirmative action civil rights act was passed. The youngest were 7 years old.

    If you want to blame anyone, blame the greatest generation who lived through the 1930’s depression and came out of it worshipping the demorat party and convinced that having turned China and Eastern and Central Europe over to the communist because they beat the Germans in WW2 that they could save the world.

    But do not blame the great grandchildren of the generation that ran the country from 1956 to 1973 during which time the damage was done. Remember that by about 1975 when the youngest boomers were 16 affirmative action was firmly in place and ferociously enforced.

    • MBlanc46

      Thanks. This does make me feel better. I am willing to take some responsibility for the state we’re in, but I didn’t start it and I’ve learned my lesson.

    • LHathaway

      Thank you, none of your business

    • Pro_Whitey

      Your point reminds me of a time when one of my kids, in the presence of my mother, asked me why Mittens Romney lost, and I said that Mittens failed to get enough white people to vote for him. My mother, who maybe is a little young to be considered part of the “greatest generation”, reacted as if I had gone on an expletive-laced tirade. Not that my mother is a dummy, but the left has controlled what is permissible to say and think in this country since she was a child, and to think differently is foreign to her. It is impermissible to think that Mittens should have trolled for white votes and pandered to white interests, and that his failure to do so, in fact his general election promise to pass “comprehensive immigration reform” (a/k/a amnesty for illegal aliens), caused him to fail.

      I am also partially amused when Uncle Pat Buchanan defends Nixon. He should at least voice some regret for school desegregation (forced busing that caused white flight) and other leftist abominations that Nixon unleashed on the U.S. With Nixon, too, it appeared to be impossible, or impermissible, for him to do anything other than ape the leftist agenda, as if there were no alternative. For those who are too young to recall Ronald Reagan, and harp on his relative lack of success, you should realize that before he came along, it was as if our options were to be socialist or communist. Reagan got multiple generations thinking that there could be an alternative.

    • Garrett Brown

      Invented a race that doesn’t even exist. Nixon was a beast!

      • ElComadreja

        Nixon was a liberal.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      “If you want to blame anyone, blame the greatest generation who lived
      through the 1930’s depression and came out of it worshiping the democrat
      party and convinced that having turned China and Eastern and Central
      Europe over to the communist because they beat the Germans in WW2 that
      they could save the world.”

      Those are the main culprit: The Great Big Bunch of Dopes generation.

      I still put some of the blame on the people responsible for bringing the US into WWI and financing the Soviet revolution.

      It was both WWI and WWII that signaled the end of white freedom.

      .

  • none of your business

    Here is how the immigrants both legal and illegal evade income taxes. When they get a new job they put down 10 dependents add themselves and it is 11. No income taxes are taken out of the first $25,000 and a minimal amount for the rest.
    They do not file federal or state income tax returns. Some but not all states catch the immigrants every 5 years or so. When they get the letter, the immigrants quickly send off a check for whatever the state demands which avoids audits, investigations etc.
    The feds never catch on, perhaps because the IRS is staffed mostly by 75 IQ black women.
    Surrounded by immigrants as I am, i have learned how they avoid income taxes their entire working life. They don’t pay capital gains on real estate sales either. Why do you think immigrants, especially the White and asian ones are so prosperous from small businesses and ordinary middle class jobs.

    WORK HARDER 110 MILLION ON WELFARE DEPEND ON YOU.

  • IKUredux

    My sympathy for Mass. is little to none. You S.O.B.s were in the vanguard of liberalism. Now, you are reaping what you have sown. Quit complaining. Oh, and by the way, the rest of us are also reaping what you sonsabitches have sown. Could you please do one altruistic action in your pathetic schizophrenic lives? STAY PUT. PLEASE do not move to a red locale and screw it up for the rest of us.

    • MBlanc46

      Well, I do feel sorry for them. They’re white Americans. They’re my countrymen. That said, there is considerable merit in what you say. I do hope that this is a real eye-opener for a lot of New Englanders.

      • Paleoconn

        I agree there are many good conservatives there. That said, even the liberals there aren’t all necessarily immigration enthusiasts.

  • John Ambrose

    Instead of Lynn MA, why not relocate them as close as humanly possible to the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport?
    Maybe the feds set up trailers on the street in front of the Kennedy mansion to house these precious little darlings…

  • willbest

    If a Federal judge isn’t forcing your community to accept these people, you are at best moderates. Kick them out. Make them get a lawyer. Make the judge order it. And a principled Mayor will even eat the contempt order and spend a week or two in jail for media publicity before relenting.

    • FransSusan

      We taxpayers will have to pay for those lawyers.

  • John Ambrose

    I am a MA native so I realize the state has it’s fair share of Third World immigrants. I was in Hampton Beach NH last year for just a few days and i couldn’t believe some rabble i saw. A car load of rowdy Dominicans in a junk car, Dot Indians in their native garb, some blacks, even a fat Moozlim woman sitting on a bench just vegetating.

    • FransSusan

      And we taxpayers paid for their vacation at the beach.

  • ElComadreja

    I have more than a passing acquaintance with Lynn. It’s been overrun by third world parasites since the late 60’s.

  • none of your business

    Anchorage Alaska school district is now 55 percent non White and the non Whites are not eskimos and american indians.