Here is a story from Vancouver about the psychological problems related to trauma experienced by some immigrant and refugee youths.
From the Vancouver Sun:
He [Hieu Van Ngo, a PhD candidate with the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Social Work] said the numbers of refugee or immigrant youths who get involved in gangs isn’t known because Canada does not keep race-related crime statistics. And while Ngo said he suspects the majority of refugees don’t get into gangs, “We can’t be complacent by bringing refugees in and leaving them to struggle without supports.
“Are we setting up the school system so that it is responsive to students with complex needs? Across the country, a lot of times schools neglect to give ESL [English as a second language] support to young people,” he said.
Giving the example of the 14-yearold, Ngo said the boy didn’t do well in school because English wasn’t his first language and when he acted out, they expelled him.
I have absolutely no doubt that this is a growing problem, not only in Canadian schools, but American ones as well. In my view, first, there needs to be a vigorous debate about how many refugees a western country can handle financially and part of that decision must be made with these troubled youths in mind.
The taxpayers are going to have to decide if these young immigrants who were traumatized and in need of special education should get it—separate from the other students. That will be very costly, but it’s pretty costly to society to hold back the educational progress of normal kids, and it’s pretty costly to cope with gang violence.
Unfortunately, refugee and migration advocates won’t even let such a vigorous debate occur because they are too busy calling anyone who suggests a moratorium or a slowdown in the refugee flow to the First World a bunch of evil hatemonger bigots, xenophobes and racists.
No immigration slowdown, or no special accommodations for troubled youths? Then the next best thing is to get your kids out of public schools (as a starter)!