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Mexican Father Brings Children Across Border Every Day

| by John Freund

A Mexican father crosses the U.S. border every day with his children to take them to school in America. 

KENS reports that Jose Luis Dominguez takes his 7-year-old son Luis and 8-year-old daughter Kayla across the border with him every day across the Hidalgo International Bridge so they can attend school in the U.S.

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Dominguez claims he does this so his kids can be safe and get a quality education away from the drug violence in Mexico.  

“I bring them to school every day. We cross the border so they can have a better education,” Dominguez said. “Because schooling is better here than in Mexico."

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Many Mexican parents have been able to enroll their kids in U.S. schools, either through charter schools or tuition programs. In most situations, all they have to do is provide a physical address in the United States, regardless of whether or not they actually live there. 

“It’s ugly across the border,” Dominguez said. “Kids are being abducted. It’s better here [in the U.S.], safer, knowing that nothing will happen.”

According to D Magazine, of the roughly 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States, 1.4 to 1.6 million are estimated to be in Texas. That's 4 percent of the population nationally. 

Sources: KENS, D Magazine / Photo Credit: KENS