Skip to comments.Stimulus Money Being Used to Subsidize & Bus Mexican Students Across Border for Free Education
Posted on 07/03/2010 4:12:12 PM PDT by curth
New Mexico is paying to bus and educate Mexican students in the United States And, theyve been doing this for 40 years! Pancho Villa would be proud. Via Judicial Watch:
In a town famous for Pancho Villas ransacking, the purloining still occurs; this time horses and mules are not disappearing, but taxpayer money is. Columbus, New Mexico is just 3 miles north of Palomas, Mexico and is one of the many border towns mired in the border fence, illegal immigration, and drug smuggling. The culprit in this case, however, is not El Chapo or a coyote, but rather residents in Mexico expecting American taxpayer benefits.
Many families in Palomas, Mexico choose to send their children to Deming Public School District. Regardless of citizenship, these Palomas students are ineligible for Deming Public School education as they live out of the district and are not supporting the school through taxes. In 1996, The Albuquerque Journal noted that students residing in Mexico have been educated in the United States for free for over 40 years.
Judicial Watch investigated this matter of free education. For school year 2008-2009, 506 students were transported from the Port of Entry to Deming Public Schools (and this number has been increasing for the past three years). Typically, the students cross the border where a public school bus waits for them and then transports them 30 miles to the schools in Deming. The source of funding for theses students is part of the district allotment which is based on services (busing, English as a second language, etc). Based on an average district enrollment of 5447, total operational cost of $36,254,672, and 460 students bused from the port of entry in 2007-2008, on average $3,061,712.71 was spent on students picked up at the Port of Entry. The law firm handling the request specifically notes that funding is based on total services for all the students in the district and is not calculated on a child by child method. Therefore, we do not have the information of the funding by any specific child. In essence, if the school is already providing such services, then the additional students may not be costing anything extra; but heres the catch, 460 students is necessarily going to result in a need for more services like additional teachers, additional meals, transportation, special instruction, etc. The amount of additional money is not insignificant especially given that New Mexico will receive $537,047,803 from President Obamas stimulus plan to lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save thousands of teaching jobs at risk due to state and local budget cuts. Thats right, the stimulus money will indirectly be funding education for students whose families do not pay taxes.
“save thousands of teaching jobs at risk due to state and local budget cuts.
This is the problem with the Dem education policy in a nutshell. It’s designed to save union jobs—not to educate.
Thats right, the stimulus money will indirectly be funding education for students whose families do not pay taxes.
We are paying for the education of millions of American kids whose parents also pay no taxes.
The only good thing about this is that they are pro-family, against murdering babies, and will build a wall against the Muslims with their strong religious beliefs.
But it's going to cost us a lot.
personally i don’t give a crap what perceived moral values they have-Borders are Borders
fences make good neighbors
The golden goose is on life support.
Bussing over Mexicans isn’t news but $537 million of my hard earned tax dollars disguised as Obama Stimulus money for this is.
Does that half a billion include free breakfast and free lunch, too? Heck, why not throw in free laptops and free wifi (they probably already have it).
I don’t know but I’ll bet it does.
Do the American taxpayers also educate Canadian children, and if not...why not?
Well, we’ve got to draw the line somewhere!!! /(sarc)\
Rope. Lots and lots of rope.
Stimulus money to educate illegals?
Well, why not? Just one more way for the current regime to stick it to us.
All this must be apart of that 600,000 jobs Jack Squat idotPOTUS proclaims has been created/saved since the beginning of this year..... /s =.=
I don't know where you get your info, but that's not how it is along the border.
Pro which family, the one they left in Mexico, or the new one they have created here?
Every politician they vote for here is rabidly pro killing babys.
They might warm a pew for an hour on Sunday, but don't don't take much with them when they leave.
Hell they do the same thing in Texas. Thanks to Kay the witch Hutchinson, they have a gate in the half-a** fence on one the border schools
I’ve heard of this before, but it just makes my blood boil to hear about it again.
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