Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tx.) appeared this morning on the Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" where he expressed his anger at President Obama for allowing Spanish-speaking undocumented immigrants to go to public schools.
Rep. Gohmert failed to mention that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1982 that undocumented children were allowed to go to U.S. public schools.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Plyer v. Doe that a Texas law was "directed against [undocumented] children, and impose[d] its discriminatory burden on the basis of a legal characteristic over which [undocumented] children can have little control" because they were brought to the U.S. by their parents.
“It’s not fair to kids that come in and speak only Spanish, throw them in a classroom with English-speaking students. It’s unfair to both the English-speaking and to the Spanish-speaking students,” Rep. Gohmert complained, noted RawStory.com (video below).
"Texas is going back, and you’ve got to speak Spanish to teach English in a school. It is incredible the amount of cost that’s being shoved onto the Texas schools,” added Rep. Gohmert. "It is incredible the amount of cost that is being shoved onto Texas schools."
Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed that Obama was refusing to enforce "basic immigration law," which is exactly what the Obama administration has done.
Undocumented immigrants from non-bordering countries are allowed to stay in the U.S. until they get a hearing with an immigration judge, per an anti-trafficking law signed by President Bush in 2008, noted CNN.
"Well, he's thinking only about the foreign students, not even fair to them,” said Rep. Gohmert. "But it is a disaster for students, young kids, trying to learn the best they can."
“The teacher has to bring the education down to the lowest level, which means we’re not educating our kids the way they should be. It is a disaster to these schools to have this many surging people coming in, students coming in,” said Rep. Gohmert.
Rep. Gohmert also attacked President Obama for playing golf, but failed to mention the numerous presidents who have also played golf while in office, noted Politifact.com and Golf Digest.
“It isn’t fair the local students,” he said. “It’s not fair to the schools, and we bear the cost of the president dreaming. I think he’s daydreaming. I don’t think it’s a Dreamer bill, it’s a daydreamer. He’s daydreaming while he’s playing golf. The answer’s on the 18th hole.”