Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sometimes I Wonder Who Is In Charge


I found this article on a friends Face Book Page and I thought
that it was well worth passing on!

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 
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 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 U.S. 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 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 close.
I don't  Care whether this offends someone or not but this is 
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 

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