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DOJ forbids verification of ID and ages of illegals enrolling in US schools

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Despite claims by the Obama administration that the flood of illegal immigrants crossing the US are minors, evidence continues to prove otherwise. The latest proof of this comes from Massachusetts. During a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy told reporters, “They are not all children.”

According to a report yesterday on CNSNews.com, the mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles than I have.”

“One of the things that we did notice when we were processing some of these students coming in was that they were adults,” she said.

No kidding, and this is occurring in many other states as well, although it is being largely ignored by the mainstream media. A source with the Horry Co., SC Department of Education who asked to remain anonymous, told the Myrtle Beach Independent Examiner this morning that so far there have been no reports of adults enrolling in schools there, but that hundreds of the so-called refugees have been relocated to South Carolina, and were attending public schools in several districts.

The ages of the illegals enrolling in public schools is not at all easy to verify. Most have no legitimate identification and their ages and identities are difficult to confirm. One reason for that is the federal government has forbidden verification of that information. Kennedy told CNS News that the federal government will not allow school officials to verify their ages, even though one of the students who enrolled there turned out to be 35 years old.

“We were told through a directive from the Department of Justice that we were not to question or verify – attempt to verify these ages,” Kennedy said at the press conference, hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington, D.C. think tank that studies illegal immigration issues.

“We have no ability to confront a student directly and demand an accurate age,” Kennedy told reporters. “Every once in a while, we’ll be able to determine that someone is well above the age at which they would be entitled to an education in the Lynn Public Schools.

“For example, if a student does not show up for a few days of classes, we will send our truant officers out to find out what’s going on at that home,” Kennedy explained.

“One example: the woman who answered [the] door said, ‘He’s 35 years old -- he’s not going to show up at school....But we cannot, per DOJ guidelines, we cannot ask them for any more verification of age,” Kennedy said.

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