The Monitor – Local repercussions may follow review of youths crossing border

Efforts to crack down on Mexican children improperly enrolled in Del Rio public schools could have an effect on the Rio Grande Valley.

Officials with the San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District went to the bridge coming from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico. They gave children crossing into Del Rio letters stating that if they were enrolled in Del Rio schools they had to prove they lived within the district or face immediate expulsion.

Lawyers with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund are reviewing the district’s actions and questioning the legality.

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