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UPDATED: Deming Schools To Monitor Buses at Border

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DEMING (AP) — Deming Public Schools has announced new safety measures after suspected illegal immigrants boarded school buses on at least two occasions.

The Deming Headlight reports that Deming Public Schools Superintendent Harvielee Moore presented last week the “District and Border Protocols” to district transportation department drivers.

Under the new rules, drivers will be required to observe the staging areas at the border and help identify students who are allowed to be on school buses.

Last month, suspected illegal immigrants entered the U.S and then boarded a Deming public school bus. School officials later identified the suspects and turned them over to the U.S. Border Patrol.

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9:08am 9/29/11 — Suspected Illegals on Deming School Bus Had Prior Arrests

DEMING (AP) — Federal officials say that three suspected illegal immigrants who were arrested after they boarded a New Mexico public school bus had prior arrests for entering the U.S. illegally.

U.S. Border Patrol-El Paso Sector spokesman Doug Mosier told the Deming Headlight that the three Mexican nationals had been arrested previously for illegal immigration and fraudulent use of documents.

He said the three suspects, not four as originally reported, had already crossed into the U.S. illegally, then boarded a Deming Public Schools bus to enter the city Monday morning.

The Deming Police Department originally responded to the school district call for assistance when the bus driver reported there were adults on the bus. Deming police then called the Border Patrol to handle the arrests.

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4:25pm 9/28/11 — More Suspected Illegals Found on Deming School Bus

Authorities say four more suspected illegal immigrants entered the U.S and then boarded a New Mexico public school bus.

The Deming Headlight reports (http://bit.ly/pYLoyW ) that Deming Public School transportation office director Ray Trejo says once the four were in Deming, the school bus driver notified the school district which in turn notified the Deming Police Department.

Police Chief Michael Carillo says the case was turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol.

The boarding comes a week after a Mexican national was arrested for entering the country illegally and riding a school bus to Deming.

Trejo says the district wants to be told at the port of entry if there’s any question regarding students that aren’t on the roster or if there’s any questions at all.

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Sept. 28, 2011 8:30 a.m.

By The Associated Press

Four more suspected illegal immigrants have entered Deming aboard a Deming Public School’s bus. The incident occurred a week after a Mexican national was arrested for entering the country illegally and riding a school bus to town.

Deming Public School transportation office director Ray Trejo says once the four were in Deming, the school bus driver notified the school district which in turn notified the Deming Police Department.

Police Chief Michael Carillo tells The Deming Headlight the case was turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol because of the immigration issues.

Trejo says the district wants to be told at the port of entry if there’s any question regarding students that aren’t on the roster or if there’s any questions at all.

The school district contracts with two local bus transportation firms.

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8:22am 9/21/11 — Illegal Immigrant Hitches Ride on N.M. School Bus

DEMING (AP) — A Mexican national is facing multiple immigration violations after authorities say he hitched a ride from the U.S. port of entry on a New Mexico public school bus.

The Deming Headlight reports that U.S. Border Patrol-El Paso Sector spokesman Doug Mosier confirmed Tuesday that the 18-year-old used a Deming Public Schools bus from the Columbus Port of Entry to Deming to illegally enter the country.

He could not give specifics on the case, citing the ongoing investigation, but did say the Mexican national faces multiple immigration violations, including illegal entry and fraudulent use of a document.

Authorities were tipped off when the Deming Police Department was contacted.

Ray Trejo Jr., director of DPS transportation, said similar cases have happened from “time to time.”

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