I dont know much about the illegal immigrants and the war that is raging right now regarding them, however, i received the following from my niece and it had some very interesting points which i do agree with thought i'd share for you to contemplate...
>>> Passing on as received......
>>> Thoughts on immigration from a teacher's husband
>>> Subject: Something you won't read about in the papers during
>>> the immigration debate
>>> As you all listen to the news about the student protests over
>>> illegal immigration there are some things that you should be aware of.
>>> My wife is in charge of the English-as-a-second-language
>>> department at large southern California high school which is
>>> designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average
>>> lower socio-economic and income levels. Most of the schools you
>>> are hearing about South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park,
>>> etc., where these students are protesting are also Title 1 schools.
>>> My wife tells me that 100% of the students in her school and
>>> other Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast, free lunch
>>> program. When I say free breakfast I' m not talking a glass of
>>> milk and roll... but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits
>>> and juices that would make a Marriott proud. The waste of this
>>> food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in
>>> the trash uneaten. She estimates that well over 50% of these
>>> students are obese or at least moderately overweight. About 75%
>>> or more DO have cell phones.
>>> The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage
>>> pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class
>>> without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or
>>> having family watch their kids.
>>> She was ordered to spend $700,000 on her department or risk
>>> losing funding for the upcoming year even though there was little
>>> need for anything; her budget was already substantial. She ended
>>> up buying new computers for their computer learning center. Half
>>> of which, one month later, have been carved with graffiti by the
>>> appreciative students who obviously feel humbled and grateful to
>>> have a free education in America.
>>> She has had to intervene several times for young and substitute
>>> teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students
>>> here in the country less then 3 months who raised so much hell
>>> with the female teachers, calling them "Putas"--whores--and
>>> throwing things that the teachers were in tears.
>>> Free medical, free education, free food, day care etc.. etc..
>>> etc.. Is it any wonder they feel entitled to not only be in this
>>> country but to demand rights, privileges and entitlements?
>>> To my bleeding-heart liberal friends who want to point out how
>>> much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society because
>>> they LIKE their gardener and housekeeper and they like to pay
>>> less for tomatoes: spend some time in the real world of illegal
>>> immigration and see the TRUE costs. Higher insurance, medical
>>> facilities closing, higher medical , more crime , lower standards
>>> of education in our schools , overcrowding, new diseases etc..
>>> etc.. etc.. For me --- I 'll pay more for tomatoes.
>>> We need to wake up. The guest worker program will be a disaster
>>> because we won't have the guts to enforce it. Does anyone in
>>> their right mind really think they will leave and return voluntarily?
>>> There are many hardworking Hispanic/American citizens that
>>> contribute to our country and many that I consider my true
>>> friends. We should encourage and accept those Hispanics who have
>>> done it the right and legal way. It does, however, have
>>> everything to do with culture. A third-world culture that does
>>> not value education, that accepts children getting pregnant and
>>> dropping out of school by 15 and that refuses to assimilate...
>>> and an American culture that has become so weak and politically
>>> correct that we don't have the will to do anything about it.
>>> If this makes your blood boil, as it did mine, forward this to
>>> everyone you know.
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