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Stimulus Money Being Used to Subsidize & Bus Mexican Students Across Border for Free Education
Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, July 3, 2010, 4:05 PM | by Jim Hoft

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, they’ve been doing this for 40 years! Pancho Villa would be proud. Via Judicial Watch:

In a town famous for Pancho Villa’s 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 here’s 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 Obama’s 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.” That’s right, the stimulus money will indirectly be funding education for students whose families do not pay taxes.


TOPICS: Education; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 4thofjuly; aliens; amnesty; education; illegals; invasion; mexicans; stimulus; subsidize

1 posted on 07/03/2010 4:12:15 PM PDT by curth
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To: curth

“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.


2 posted on 07/03/2010 4:14:44 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: curth

That’s 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.


3 posted on 07/03/2010 4:19:34 PM PDT by csmusaret (People used to faint when Obama spoke. Now they vomit.)
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To: csmusaret
The Mexicans want Texas and the Southwest back, and they are winning.

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.

4 posted on 07/03/2010 4:25:39 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: oldtimer

personally i don’t give a crap what perceived moral values they have-Borders are Borders

fences make good neighbors


5 posted on 07/03/2010 4:30:29 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: curth

The golden goose is on life support.


6 posted on 07/03/2010 4:33:17 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: curth

Bussing over Mexicans isn’t news but $537 million of my hard earned tax dollars disguised as Obama Stimulus money for this is.

DISGUSTING!!!


7 posted on 07/03/2010 4:35:01 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: oldtimer
the Mexicans who lived in the southwest before it was US already were made citizens, so it makes no sense to say they want it back. Those that are coming here now from deep inside mexico have very little connection to the southwest, as any family that was here originally became US citizens when the treaty was made long ago,, this idea they own claim is nonsense.
8 posted on 07/03/2010 4:35:14 PM PDT by seastay
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To: csmusaret

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).


9 posted on 07/03/2010 4:37:20 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: bgill

I don’t know but I’ll bet it does.


10 posted on 07/03/2010 4:38:45 PM PDT by csmusaret (People used to faint when Obama spoke. Now they vomit.)
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To: curth

Do the American taxpayers also educate Canadian children, and if not...why not?


11 posted on 07/03/2010 4:39:40 PM PDT by I am bigjohn
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To: I am bigjohn

Well, we’ve got to draw the line somewhere!!! /(sarc)\


12 posted on 07/03/2010 4:45:27 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Brilliant

Rope. Lots and lots of rope.


13 posted on 07/03/2010 4:49:11 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!

Stimulus money to educate illegals?

Well, why not? Just one more way for the current regime to stick it to us.


14 posted on 07/03/2010 4:57:21 PM PDT by HiJinx (John 10:1 - He who enters not by the gate...)
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To: curth

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 =.=


15 posted on 07/03/2010 5:00:11 PM PDT by cranked
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To: oldtimer
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.

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.

16 posted on 07/03/2010 5:15:51 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: seastay
Those that are coming here now from deep inside mexico have very little connection to the southwest, as any family that was here originally became US citizens when the treaty was made long ago,, this idea they own claim is nonsense.

Hear, hear!

17 posted on 07/03/2010 5:20:50 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: oldtimer
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.
18 posted on 07/03/2010 5:25:53 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: curth

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


19 posted on 07/03/2010 5:34:10 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: HiJinx

I’ve heard of this before, but it just makes my blood boil to hear about it again.


20 posted on 07/03/2010 5:53:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Look at me, look at me, look at me, look at me... is not indicative of Presidential timber.)
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To: oldtimer

Everything you have said is true.


21 posted on 07/03/2010 5:58:17 PM PDT by joelt
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To: seastay
The anglos who lived in Mexico (Texas) were citizens of Mexico, and many of them did not want the war.

If Santa Anna hadn't slaughtered everybody at Goliad and the Alamo, who knows what would have happened.

Maybe I've been reading too many Elmer Kelton books lately.

22 posted on 07/03/2010 6:29:13 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: seastay

Do you know what treaty that was? The name of it? Just curious. Thanks.


23 posted on 07/03/2010 6:31:11 PM PDT by floridavoter2
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To: oldtimer

Sorry but that is not true any more- pro family? They leave families everywhere they go for the rest of us to support. They vote Democrat- even if the candidate is pro-choice. As to them building a wall against the Muslims with their strong religious beliefs- nope, not that any more either and many are becoming Muslims- they might be strongly Muslim.


24 posted on 07/03/2010 6:57:49 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: oldtimer

“The anglos who lived in Mexico (Texas) were citizens of Mexico, and many of them did not want the war.”
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Hummm, I’m a descendant of the “Old 300” and that’s not really accurate. They were known as Texicans, forced to be Catholics but still held to Protestant beliefs when not watched by the Alcalde. When the time came to fight, they fought for Texas, not Mexico.


25 posted on 07/03/2010 8:57:51 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: curth
The Albuquerque Journal noted that students residing in Mexico have been educated in the United States for free for over 40 years.

Not exactly free.

26 posted on 07/03/2010 9:01:08 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Why should I feed pirates?"--Russian officer off Somalia)
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To: floridavoter2

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which brought an official end to the Mexican-American War (1846–48), was signed on February 2, 1848 . The U.S. paid Mexico $15 million and absorbed another $3 million in debts, and acquired New Mexico, Arizona and California. The treaty ended Mexican claims to own Texas, which had been the cause of the war.

The property rights enjoyed by the Hispanic population under Mexican rule were respected by the United States, and the inhabitants would had one year to return to Mexico or stay and become full-fledged American citizens.

http://www.conservapedia.com/Treaty_of_Guadalupe_Hidalgo


27 posted on 07/03/2010 9:37:44 PM PDT by seastay
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To: curth; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


28 posted on 07/03/2010 10:13:30 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: curth

Wow, I am utterly speechless!!


29 posted on 07/03/2010 11:07:52 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: floridavoter2

I think you may be referring to the Treaty of Gualalupe-Hildago signed in 1848.


30 posted on 07/04/2010 9:42:33 AM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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