If there's one thing Republicans hate it's granting asylum for people fleeing danger in their home country. Except, you know, the danger of public education.
... “The Republicans have put home-schooling as a priority for asylum in the United States ahead of murder, rape, child abuse,” Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) said. Gutierrez doesn’t “object to the provision in Chaffetz’s bill but thinks it’s unfair to help home-school families without aiding children fleeing drug and gang violence and abuse in countries such as Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador,” USA Todayreported after the bill’s passage in committee. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is the original sponsor for the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act...Covering the back end, I guess. Because in case their plan to ruin public education in this country fails, they know they can count on the home-schooled (i.e., kids taught that science is evil and the earth is 6,000 years old and Obama is a Kenyan terrorist) to produce future fodder (cannon, and otherwise.) And just in case that falls short, let's bring 'em in from wherever we can find them.
Priorities. I'm gonna assume I'm not the only person who finds this weird. But I've been wrong before.