Tuesday, January 1, 2008

An Interesting Immigration Story

A California border town is using some interesting measures to decrease the number of kids coming over the border to attend school in the U.S.

Here's the story.

One thing to note is that one of the people involved in this effort is also an advocate for amnesty for illegal immigrants, and even supplies water to Mexicans crossing the border illegally.

The town is not trying to keep Mexicans out, but rather is trying to fix the problem of schools in some districts filling up because of Mexicans crossing the border, which forces kids who actually live in the districts (you know, legal taxpaying citizens' kids) to have to be bussed over to other districts. Basically, some American kid can't go to school in his own town because Mexicans have taken all the spots, and some of the folks in those towns are bent.

I found the story interesting because I, for one, don't mind immigration as long as the people play by the rules and pitch in their fair share. For a Mexican family to send their kid to an American school is fine, but not when it is at the expense of an American.

To put it bluntly, until someone is here legally, they come second, period.

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