............................... A teacher working in the
'trenches' in Florida 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
US citizens and who get the PELL grant, which is a federal
grant (no pay back required) plus other federal grants to
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 over.
She was looking into WAIT which gives students a CREDIT
for gas to come to school, and into CARIBE which is a
special program (check it out - I did) for immigrants and
pays for child care and all sorts of needs while they go to
school or training. The one student I just mentioned told
she was not going to be a US Citizen because she plans to
return to the Dominican Republic someday and that she
I asked her if she felt guilty taking what the US is giving
her and then not even bothering to become a citizen and
told me that it doesn't bother her, because that is what
money is there for!
I asked the CARIBE administration about their program and
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.
is MY COUNTRY. IF IT IS YOUR COUNTRY SPEAK UP -- please
this along. I am not against immigration -- just 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
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.