Senior Fellow at Brookings Institute Recommends California Education Initiatives Reach Out to Hispanic Children, No Education Initiatives for Non-Hispanic Children are Mentioned

                                        William H. Frey Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute

Caryn Freeman 11:28AM EST
The 2010 US census has revealed few surprises regarding population growth in the US. Many experts had forecasted that most population growth would be by Hispanics and primarily in states along the unguarded border between the US and Mexico, including California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. What few expected is that organizations or "think tanks" would make statements like that of William H. Frey of the Brookings Institute, who told the Washington Post today that "Hispanics are the future of California” and “Any local or state initiatives that have to do with education need to reach out to this population." William Frey is the Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program. Considering that Mr. Frey holds this post one might find it surprising that that he has not taken into consideration the declining education of all children in the public school system in California and other states along the border and some cases this decline is due to a massive diversion of resources that are a result of illegal immigration in states like California & Arizona. These states have huge budget deficits in part due to the abuse of public resources by illegal immigrants.

Fair, the Federation for American Immigration Reform released a study last month that examines the fiscal burden of illegal immigration on United States taxpayers. Follow the link below for more information. When it comes to California in particular, according to a study done by The Federation for American Immigration Reform, the California state deficit comes to "$14.4 billion in 2010-2011, is hit with an estimated $21.8 billion in annual expenditures on illegal aliens." The suggestion that more resources be diverted from Californians to one population of children while ignoring other children in the state is thoughtless and irresponsible.

Politically the two parties have not resolved the issue of how the Hispanic vote affects the electorate and what impact the Hispanic community has on important elections especially in the west and southwest. What we did learn in the 2010 midterm, which held critical Democratic legislation in the balance, including Healthcare and additional financial assistance to students seeking to further their is that organizations like Latinos for Reform would rather engage in voter suppression in lieu of confronting the fact that sates are suffering due to millions of illegal Hispanic immigrants using state and federal resources to support their families while many Americans pay the price with heavy tax burdens and loss of community resources that would benefit all races and communities. Robert de Posada, the group's head, told ABC News in October 2010 "the ad doesn't specifically target Democrats." With that said, no Republican lawmakers are shown in either the English or the Spanish-language ads.

We have contacted the Brookings Institute press representative John Fairbanks and are awaiting a reply regarding these comments from William H. Frey, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institute

Federation for American Immigration Reform full report on fiscal burden of illegal immigration below;