Fw: Letter by a Florida Teacher

Letter by a Florida teacher................ A teacher speaks:

This is a subject close to my heart. Do you know that we have adult students at the school where I teach who are not US citizens and who get the PELL grant, which is a federal grant (no pay back required) plus other federal grants to go to school?
One student from the Dominican Republic told me that she didn't want me to find a job for her after she finished my program, because she was getting housing from our housing department and she was getting a PELL grant which paid for her total tuition and books, plus money leftover...
She was looking into WAIT which gives students a CREDIT CARD for gas to come to school, and into CARIBE which is a special program (check it out - I did) for immigrants and it pays for child care and all sorts of needs while they go to school or training. The one student I just mentioned told me she was not going to be a US Citizen because she plans to return to the Dominican Republic someday and that she 'loves HER country.'
I asked her if she felt guilty taking what the US is giving her and then not even bothering to become a citizen and she told me that it doesn't bother her, because that is what the money is there for!
I asked the CARIBE administration about their program and if you ARE a US Citizen, you don't qualify for their program. And all the while, I am working a full day, my son-in-law works more than 60 hours a week, and everyone in my family works and pays for our education.
Something is wrong here. I am sorry but after hearing they want to sing the National Anthem in Spanish - enough is enough. Nowhere did they sing it in Italian, Polish, Irish (Celtic), German or any other language because of immigration. It was written by Francis Scott Key and should be sung word for word the way it was written. The news broadcasts even gave the translation -- not even close. Sorry if this offends anyone but this is MY COUNTRY.
IF IT IS YOUR COUNTRY SPEAK UP -- please pass this along. I am not against immigration -- just come through legally. Get a sponsor; have a place to lay your head; have a job; pay your taxes, live by the rules AND LEARN THE LANGUAGE as all other immigrants have in the past -- and GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Think about this: If you don't want to forward this for fear of offending someone -- YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM! It is Time for America to Speak up! If you agree -- pass this along, if you don't agree --- delete it.


SJT said...

Again with this one? I guess old RWFDs never die, nor do they fade away. They just get recirculated again and again.

Bigby said...

"The CARIBE Program is an Adult and Community Education project that provides free English language, GED, and Hi-Tec vocational training to recent Cuban, Haitian, and other entrants with legal, documented refugee or asylee[sic] status." -- link

"[To qualify for a Pell Grant the student] must also be a United States Citizen, permanent resident or other eligible classification of non-citizen. To qualify as an eligible non-citizen, a student must be able to live and attend school legally." -- link


CMcD said...

"If you agree -- pass this along, if you don't agree --- delete it."

Translation: wingnut arguments can't withstand actual scrutiny, but they're still good for ginning up the base.

Anonymous said...

Its time for the "I'm an indepenent voter like Joe the Plumber. I'm also a small business owner, vet, god fearing Christian and generally better than you" one to make the the rounds again...

VagusDoc said...

I laughed at the "I'm not against immigration line." It always reminds me of the "He's gay? Uh, not that there's anything wrong with that..." bit from Seinfeld.
Hey wingnuts, we're ALL immigrants to this great nation of ours. If you hate hate hate immigration so much, then do the honorable thing and go back to the your ancestor's country of origin. I'm sick of these idiots thinking immigration to this country only started a couple decades ago.

Anonymous said...

It upset me so much when those pesky beaners released a music video of beaner celebrities singing The Star-Spangled Banner - IN SPANISH - that I nearly choked on my pool boy's chimichanga!

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