Father crosses Mexico border to get kids to school

A father and his two children make a harrowing trek to school every day. It is only one mile, but they must cross over Hidalgo International Bridge.

The bridge spans the border between the U.S. and Mexico.

"I bring them to school every day," Jose Luis Dominguez told KENS. "We cross the border so they can have a better education because schooling is better here than in Mexico."

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Dominguez and many other parents in Mexico have enrolled their children in school in America. All they need is an address in the U.S., but they don't necessarily live there. The children attend American schools through charter schools or tuition  programs, KENS reported.

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"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."

Dominguez has been making the trek for two years. He works at a fast food restaurant across the street from his children's school. He said that the money he earns is not enough to pay for him to live in the U.S.