Arizona district cracks down on students crossing Mexican border to attend school

June 25, 2007
Students are U.S. citizens or legal immigrants, but live in Mexico.

Children who are U.S. citizens or legal immigrants but live in Mexico cross every morning to get a better education for free in Arizona, breaking the law that requires them to live within the boundaries of the district. To many of their parents, who have ties in both countries, not living in the district is the educational equivalent of jaywalking. There are no hard statistics on the number of children who break the residency requirement, but some people opposed to U.S. immigration policy have seized on the issue as an example of how they say migrants exploit the United States.

Click here to read The Los Angeles Times article.

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