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Kids living in Mexico get US education across border
journalgazette.net ^ | September 21, 2013 | Lyndsey Layton | The Washington Post

Posted on 09/21/2013 6:54:25 AM PDT by moonshinner_09

AT THE U.S. BORDER, Columbus, N.M. - The mothers, holding the small hands of their children, can go only as far as the glass door, where Mexico ends and the United States begins. They lean down and send off their little ones with a kiss and a silent prayer.

The children file into the U.S. port of entry, chatting in Spanish as they pull U.S. birth certificates covered in protective plastic from Barbie and SpongeBob backpacks. Armed U.S. border officers wave them onto American soil and the yellow buses waiting to take them to school in Luna County, N.M.

This is the daily ritual of the American schoolchildren of Palomas, Mexico, a phenomenon that dates back six decades and has helped blur the international border here.

The tide of students washing over the border has drawn muted complaints from some local residents over the cost to U.S. taxpayers. But most accept the arrangement as a simple fact of life on the border, which feels like an artificial divide between communities laced together by bloodlines, marriage and commerce.

(Excerpt) Read more at journalgazette.net ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; mexico; newmexico
Octavio's mother, Sonia, is pregnant, due to deliver a girl in November. She worries that the new border policy will prevent her from giving birth again in Deming.

"Now, they make it difficult," she said in Spanish through a translator. "They won't let anybody through." Just have to admire the complaints of how the U.S. is making it harder for us to take advantage of the country..With people so poor, still they keeping having children and I suspect they believe the U.S. should provide their children with all the entitlements. Mexicans take advantage of America and our entitlement programs to raise their kids,provide free medical,dental, meals, whatever else.The attitude conveyed is our children are America's problem. We just have the kids.The.U.S. will be the parents..

1 posted on 09/21/2013 6:54:25 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

And their parents pay exactly effing nothing towards the education of their little “American Citizens”.


2 posted on 09/21/2013 6:55:37 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: moonshinner_09

Yup. Free education across the border and will still be told that Texas is part of Mexico.


3 posted on 09/21/2013 6:56:10 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: moonshinner_09
This is just another sob story in the propaganda campaign to legalize another 20 million Democrats of which 12-15 million will be voting in the next presidential election.
4 posted on 09/21/2013 7:00:44 AM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: 3Fingas
Yup. Free education across the border and will still be told that Texas is part of Mexico.

Couldn't they be refused admission to the school simply on the grounds that their place of residence is not in that school district?

Regards,

5 posted on 09/21/2013 7:00:50 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Notice how the reporter-ette starts off the article with the poor poor pitiful children bullsh!t.

These people are beyond pathetic.


6 posted on 09/21/2013 7:01:52 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: moonshinner_09

Really?
If I’d been so indifferent to my child’s mind, to send her to public school, and chosen to send her to a public school outside the district in which we lived...I’d have been prosecuted, fined, possibly incarcerated, and as I’m a single parent, my child would have been taken into the custody of child protective services.
Where I live (America) it’s considered a serious crime, up there with grand theft.


7 posted on 09/21/2013 7:03:38 AM PDT by HomeAtLast ( Get involved. Because you ARE involved.)
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To: moonshinner_09

They have voted in our elections for generations as well, to keep the freebies flowing. That why Democrats are squealing like the pigs they are about Texas’s belated attempt to require IDs before voting. Voter suppression of Mexican citizens cannot be tolerated.


8 posted on 09/21/2013 7:14:19 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: moonshinner_09

Take the time to click on and read the full article.


9 posted on 09/21/2013 7:48:47 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: moonshinner_09

But, if an American citizen were to go to a public school out of their district...it would be illegal

This also happens along the Texas border, too

Yet, we are providing school for non-residents at taxpayer expense...and yes US taxpayers are paying for it too....as most schools are on lunch programs and get US Govt grants

Absolutely disgusting what the America-Haters in this nation are doing


10 posted on 09/21/2013 10:11:55 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Anti-Birthers = Obama Supporters)
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To: alexander_busek

That is exactly what should happen, but won’t because that would be decried as discriminatory by some.


11 posted on 09/21/2013 12:13:59 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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