LETTER BY A FLORIDA
Do you know that we have adult students at the school where
I teach who are NOT U.S. Citizens and who get the PELL
Grant, which is a federal grant (no payback 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 left
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 U.S. Citizen because she plans to return to the
Dominican Republic someday and that she 'loves HER
I asked her if she felt guilty taking what the U.S. 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 U.S. 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 that they want to sing the National Anthem in Spanish - enough is enough. That's a real slap
in the face. 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
I don't care whether this offends someone or not
but this is MY COUNTRY. IF IT IS YOUR COUNTRY
SPEAK UP -- please pass this along. I am not
against immigration -- I just expect immigrants to
come through like everyone else. 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!
PART OF THE PROBLEM - 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 REAL America to speak up. If you
agree -- pass this on, if not, just keep paying
for these programs for ungrateful people from other
countries who don't give a Damn.