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Commentary: Without Immigrants, Santa Fe Enrollment Would Decline

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In trying to counteract some of the negativism surrounding immigration issues, Inez Russell points out in a commentary published in the Santa Fe New Mexican, that enrollment of students in the Santa Fe school district would be in "serious decline" without English-language learners, many of whom are immigrants.

The editorial challenges readers to propose solutions to members of Congress or local politicians for addressing immigration issues rather than blaming immigrants.

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Hi,

I agree. I grew up in ABQ and first visited Santa Fe in the 50's, where I once got stuck in a ferris wheel watching Zozobra burn.

Thanks for the mention of work on education in NM. Keep up your good work.

dave

Sante Fe is an amazing place. ESOL students are probably a major asset to the city. They often work harder and are more ambitious than American students because of their need to support their family in work later on.

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