About 1 in 4 school-age children in Travis, Bastrop and Caldwell counties lived in poverty in 2010 higher than the national average and the poverty rate for schoolchildren has risen since the recession began in 4 of 5 counties in the Austin metro area, according to census estimates Tuesday reflecting the effects of the weakened economy.
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#21 Dec 16, 2011
Too many illegal aliens sucking at the taxpayers teets in Austin. My kids go to public school and more than half the kids speak no English, get free breakfast and lunch, then on top of that a backpack full of food for the weekend. Ironically many wear nice designer clothes and the adult who picks them up drives nice cars, usually SUVs like a Navigator, Escalade. I find it ironic they even drive since the ones I met outside the school while waiting to pick up the kids (freaks them out that a gringo like me speaks fluent Spanish but since it is true Spanish they do not understand it all) none can go inside the school without ID and none have it.
#22 Dec 17, 2011
El CID calls a spade a spade. They are illegals.
#23 Dec 17, 2011
Is this the fault of the mojados that take advantage of the system, or the system that enables them to take advantage of it?
If you put up a sign that says "free money", do you think people aren't going to take it?
“Little boxes, little boxes...”
Since: Jan 09
Sao Paulo, Brasil
#24 Dec 26, 2011
Mexico does not shoot it's "immigrants". I'm so sorry for your mal-information. And by whose definition is an immigrant deemed to go through legal means? I just looked it up and I found several definitions, one fo them being...arrival of settlers in new country: the act of entering a new country to settle permanently. No legality terms there. It fluctuates by person. Nobody comes to America feels like "taking what (you) worked for all (your) life". My dad never came here thinking, "I'm gonna take everything from all the Americans for myself and never work for it". You are so absurd in thinking that. If the application to become a legal resident, and moreover, a citizen, were more logically constructed and better organized, people who are in desperate conditions would not feel the need to come to America without papers. My dad tried for 7 years to apply to become a legal resident only to be told that they lost his application?? They still ran on a paper system up to maybe 5 years ago. That is just negligent. So you tell me what you would do if gunshots were constant in your neighborhood, your sister has already been kidnapped and murdered, with your children and wife at risk of having that same fate? I'm sure if you had the opportunity to escape, wherever that may (and it happened to be the US for my father), you would take it. Since then, he has worked 3 jobs at a time, and has helped to put all four of his kids through college...and all four of us are contributing to a better society for you here in the United States. Now tell me what is so morally wrong about that?
We haven't taken anything from you, ever.
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