Friday, May 5, 2006

a fwded msg...

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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ksquester said...

VERY interesting. Someday there is going to be a big backlash.    Anne

sunnyside46 said...

I want to see a school system that has that much money to spend....ridiculous.
We are a Title ! School,. the funding is the same nationwide and there is no money to spare. Free breakfast is not fancy but needed desperately by some kids who dont' get anything else to eat all day. Who would want to deny food to a hungry child?According to National Public Radio who actually haas a person that must back up their facts, immigrants account for less than 3 % of all arrests in this country. I think this article is not true, has not been researched and is mean-spirited.