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Old 06-13-2011, 05:36 PM
 
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You are confusing the use of Spanish with immigration status. My kids initially had to learn in Spanish, with my wife needing some conferences in Spanish. Luckily for the school district that they didn't speak some dialect from East Bjorkistan.

Today you will find my kids in school are not discernible from the native-born (despite still being Mexican Nationals)...

You're initial statement claimed only U.S. citizens qualified for benefits, are you calling a child "illegal" if they are not a citizen?...

Children qualify for benefits at school no matter of immigration status...



At least be on the right side if you are using this as a contrast. If a child lives in another school district, they are normally required to go to school there. You should recognize when someone is trying to skirt the law.
Yet we have children who are citizens of Mexico, and live in Mexico, who cross the border daily to attend school in this country, then return to Mexico in the afternoion.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Yet we have children who are citizens of Mexico, and live in Mexico, who cross the border daily to attend school in this country, then return to Mexico in the afternoion.
The school buses even pick them up at the border.

Mexican children cross border to go to school | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
For the past two years, Rachel Ortiz's commute to her El Paso school has begun each morning in Mexico.
As the sun rises over that side of the Rio Grande, the first-grader follows her father from their cinder-block home through the streets of Ciudad Juarez.
Aaron Ortiz holds his 6-year-old's pink backpack and later her hand. At the border they funnel onto the pedestrian bridge alongside dozens of other children with backpacks holding parents' hands. Then they are on the other side, saying goodbye at the gates of Vilas Elementary, where breakfast is served free and special classes are offered for English-language learners.
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And when the school bell rings at the end of the day, her father is waiting outside, ready to walk her back home to Mexico.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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I often wonder how the bleeding hearts and pro-illegals will feel after illegals have completely bankrupted this country, and there is nothing left for citizens. I will say in advance, apology NOT accepted.

Boy do i agree with you on this one, i always do, but this is hitting or i should say nailing it. Oh i am sure those who have no problem with this now, once the Country is bankrupted by the bleeding hearts, they will say but it is for a good cause, gag me!
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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My husband and daughter-in-law are LEGAL immigrants here from the UK, and you are correct. They are denied any benefits until they become naturalized citizens or have been here for a minimum of 5 years. However, even if they have met the 5 year requirement, the government still can (and probably will) go after the sponsors to foot the bill.

My family have been here since 1609, even longer when you take into account my Lenni Lenape, Mohawk and Montauk ancestors, we are struggling because I am out of work, yet I cannot apply for government assistance and request help through funds my people have been paying into the system for over 400 years. But cross the border illegally and in less than 24 hours you can have all the help you need with food, housing, education and medical.
One of my sisters was born deaf and she draws SSDI(Disability). She receives $1025.00 each mo. She's elgible for $14.00 a Mo, on food stamps and they say that her income is too high to recieve Medicaid.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:11 PM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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The school buses even pick them up at the border.

Mexican children cross border to go to school | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
For the past two years, Rachel Ortiz's commute to her El Paso school has begun each morning in Mexico.
As the sun rises over that side of the Rio Grande, the first-grader follows her father from their cinder-block home through the streets of Ciudad Juarez.
Aaron Ortiz holds his 6-year-old's pink backpack and later her hand. At the border they funnel onto the pedestrian bridge alongside dozens of other children with backpacks holding parents' hands. Then they are on the other side, saying goodbye at the gates of Vilas Elementary, where breakfast is served free and special classes are offered for English-language learners.
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And when the school bell rings at the end of the day, her father is waiting outside, ready to walk her back home to Mexico.
[LEFT]By SARAH VIREN Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle

April 29, 2007, 6:31PM



Read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/4758501.html#ixzz1PCxZGO00
[/LEFT]


Can you find anything recent...that this is going on?
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:09 AM
 
Location: The land where cats rule
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By SARAH VIREN Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle

April 29, 2007, 6:31PM



Read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/4758501.html#ixzz1PCxZGO00


Can you find anything recent...that this is going on?
Can you provide any proof that this is not still going on?

Proof, not your own personal opinion which amounts to nothing.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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The school buses even pick them up at the border...
In the example you are mentioning here, they are crossing by foot at the Port of Entry:

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...Then they are on the other side, saying goodbye at the gates of Vilas Elementary, where breakfast is served free and special classes are offered for English-language learners...
"...El Paso's Vilas Elementary School serves grades PK-5 in the El Paso Independent School District. It is among the few public schools in Texas to receive a distinguished 'GreatSchools' Rating of 8 out of 10. The school community has reviewed this school and given it an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars..."

"...Total Students (2009 - 2010): 304
Fulltime teachers: 21.6
Student/Teacher Ratio: 14.0
Eligible for discounted/free lunch: 270 ( 89 %)..."

Sounds like a pretty good school to me...
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:26 AM
 
Location: The land where cats rule
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[quote=IBMMuseum;19583594]In the example you are mentioning here, they are crossing by foot at the Port of Entry:



"...El Paso's Vilas Elementary School serves grades PK-5 in the El Paso Independent School District. It is among the few public schools in Texas to receive a distinguished 'GreatSchools' Rating of 8 out of 10. The school community has reviewed this school and given it an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars..."

"...Total Students (2009 - 2010): 304
Fulltime teachers: 21.6
Student/Teacher Ratio: 14.0
Eligible for discounted/free lunch: 270 ( 89 %)..."

Sounds like a pretty good school to me...[/quote]

It would sound good to you as it caters to your favorite demographic, illegals.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:27 AM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Can you provide any proof that this is not still going on?

Proof, not your own personal opinion which amounts to nothing.
who made the claim? If I made the claim that it wasnt happening, then I would provide proof.

again...do you have any proof this is happing now in 2011?

If you are saying it happend in the past...ok

But to bring out a old newsclips to prove...well, I dont know what you're tying to prove?

What are you trying to prove...that you can find old news articles?
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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...It would sound good to you as it caters to your favorite demographic, illegals.
The child and her father in the article were crossing legally through a Port of Entry. How can you be an "illegal" in following immigration law? I know of a U.S. citizen mother that lives in Juarez (her husband has a 10-year ban from the United States) that brings her kids across daily to go to school and goes to work in El Paso.
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