The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that more than 300 students come every day from Palomas, Mexico, to various schools in Luna County, including Columbus Elementary.
The students are U.S. citizens who were born in Deming, which has the closest hospital to Palomas.
Officials say the children are allowed through the U.S. port of entry in Columbus daily to attend school through an agreement dating back to the 1950s.
But just because school children can cross the border easily, the same is not always true for their parents.
Now, Columbus Elementary is using technology such as Skype to video-chat and keep parents across the border informed on their children’s school progress.
Many of these parents have been unable to cross the border and meet with Columbus teachers in-person.
Similar to other schools in southern New Mexico, Columbus is dealing with students from low-income backgrounds with little English proficiency.