Eleven miles to the north, the city of Lynn has already felt the invasion of the unaccompanied. Its public schools are inundated by presumed children.
“Some of them have had gray hair and they’re telling you that they’re 17 years old and they have no documentation,” Jamie Cerulli, the Lynn mayor’s chief of staff, tells NRO. “If my children went to the public schools, I’d be very uncomfortable with all of these unaccompanied minors [that] are placed in the ninth grade.”Mayor Judith Kennedy explained her city's plight to Fox News.
Sadly Mayor Kennedy's best efforts are not good enough to satisfy an immigrant population that is imbued with the third world ethic. The United States government owes me a living. This altercation occurred after Mayor Kennedy told a local Fox affiliate the city was tapped out. “it’s gotten to the point where the school system is overwhelmed, our Health Department is overwhelmed, the city’s budget is being substantially altered in order to accommodate all of these admissions in the School Department.”
The though that the city might have limited resources was too much for immigration activists to bear. They were outraged. How dare the elected representative of Lynn's residents put the tax paying voters' needs above those of the illegals! Listen as the representative of the illegals demands to know what the mayor has done for them.
It could be that the Obama administration, Governor Patrick, and the illegals have a less than precise interpretation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008. A minor arriving at the border with family in the United States is not unaccompanied under that law. The Center for Immigration Studies writes;
Federal law defines an “unaccompanied alien child” as a person who “has no lawful immigration status in the United States” and “has not attained 18 years of age” and does not have “a parent or legal guardian in the United States”.12 The last part of this definition is significant in that available data, described earlier, suggest most of the children coming across the border either arrive with family or have a parent or guardian in the United States. In fact, federal officials have been transporting children to these guardians.Eventually an impacted area such as Lynn may sue HHS if it tries to force an unwanted horde of illegals in. Almost any court would have to admit that the city of Lynn has suffered damages under the current interpretation of the law. One doubts if the Obama administration would care to defend it immigration policy in court.