I know they've been putting Mexican textbooks in American schools for years, and, it seems, they've also been putting Mexican teachers in, too. Here's something from Edweek's blog:
Mexican Government Helps Mexicans Integrate into the U.S.Right. And if anyone believes that this is promoting the integration of Mexicans into American society, I have a virtual border fence I'd like to sell you. The item from the Migration Policy Institute is called Protection through Integration: The Mexican Government’s Efforts to Aid Migrants in the United States, [PDF]
By Mary Ann Zehr on January 28, 2010 12:00 PM | No commentsThe Mexican government makes a concerted effort to help Mexican immigrants become integrated into U.S. society, according to a paper I received in my e-mail inbox today. The paper describes the work of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior, or IME), which is a department in Mexico's ministry of foreign affairs, to aid Mexican immigrants with health care, education, and financial literacy.
I've heard Mexican officials talk over the years about how they give free Spanish textbooks to Mexicans living in the United States and facilitate opportunities for Mexicans to finish their high school degrees through distant learning after they've moved to this country. But the paper, published by the Migration Policy Institute, is the first comprehensive description I've seen of what services Mexico's government provides to Mexicans who leave their home country for the United States.
The paper mentions the LUCHA program, a partnership between Mexico's ministry of public education and the University of Texas at Austin, that provides high school students with online courses in Spanish. LUCHA, which I wrote about for EdWeek last school year, also helps U.S. high schools get student transcripts from Mexico and analyze them. It also mentions agreements Mexico has with some states to provide teachers to U.S. schools, which I've also written about for EdWeek.[more]
Here are two of the things the Mexican government is doing for their citizens residing illegally in the United States:
Here's what a Ventanilla de Saludi does do—explain to Mexican illegals how they can get all of the above from the American taxpayer. [Mexican consulates offer healthcare help By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2007]