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Old 01-02-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) - Children are more likely to shield their faces than to smile when Daniel Santillan points his camera.
Santillan's photos aren't for any picture album or yearbook—they help prove that Mexican youngsters are illegally attending public schools in this California border community.

With too many students and too few classrooms, Calexico school officials took the unusual step of hiring someone to photograph children and document the offenders. Santillan snaps pictures at the city's downtown border crossing and shares the images with school principals, who use them as evidence to kick out those living in Mexico.

Calif. School Targets Mexican Students
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) - Children are more likely to shield their faces than to smile when Daniel Santillan points his camera.
Santillan's photos aren't for any picture album or yearbook—they help prove that Mexican youngsters are illegally attending public schools in this California border community.

With too many students and too few classrooms, Calexico school officials took the unusual step of hiring someone to photograph children and document the offenders. Santillan snaps pictures at the city's downtown border crossing and shares the images with school principals, who use them as evidence to kick out those living in Mexico.

Calif. School Targets Mexican Students
Interesting plan.
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Such ARROGANCE . . . these people have absolutely NO SHAME!

What they are doing is nothing short of STEALING!
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:06 AM
 
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Love the headline: "School TARGETS Mexican students!" Dun dun dun! (qeue wide-eyed Mexican girl walking to school, only to be TARGETED by a big oafy white redneck in an orange vest).
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Love the headline: "School TARGETS Mexican students!" Dun dun dun! (qeue wide-eyed Mexican girl walking to school, only to be TARGETED by a big oafy white redneck in an orange vest).
Actually, I found it quite telling that the photographer and the school board members who are doing this are Hispanic-Americans. The school board president (Hispanic) is quoted as saying he's fed up because the overcrowding in the schools is forcing his own child to change schools.

Good for them!
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Excellent move by this school district - other districts will be taking the same actions I'm sure
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Actually, I found it quite telling that the photographer and the school board members who are doing this are Hispanic-Americans. The school board president (Hispanic) is quoted as saying he's fed up because the overcrowding in the schools is forcing his own child to change schools.

Good for them!
And; Santillan is not only Hispanic, he is (or was) an advocate of La Raza.

Almost as if the La Raza types see the writing on the wall and do not wish to be associated with the pro illegal crowd anymore.
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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And; Santillan is not only Hispanic, he is (or was) an advocate of La Raza.

Almost as if the La Raza types see the writing on the wall and do not wish to be associated with the pro illegal crowd anymore.
Particularly since La Raza states on their website that they are AGAINST illegal immigration. Sure.
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Small patch of terra firma
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If you're not a resident of the school district then you shouldnt be going to that school without prior approval. Whether it is a border town or completely in the middle of the state the rules are the same, you need to be a resident of the district or have received approval if you are not a resident.
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Good for the schools. I don't like that I have to pay school taxes for people's children to attend who don't pay as well.
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