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  1. DAKA

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    Could this be true, doesn't matter WHO wrote it

    LETTER BY A FLORIDA TEACHER


    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 over.

    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 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 along!
     
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    Don't fall for crap like that, it's a honey trap. That particular letter you copypasted is over 12 years old. I know because a simple google search turned up a contributor article on factcheck.org.

    https://www.factcheck.org/2008/06/letter-by-a-florida-teacher/

    factcheck.org is biased, yes. But these baloney facebook (I guess back then it was myspace or something) outrage letters exist and keep bouncing around because somebody takes the bait. And by taking the bait, I mean they re-post it somewhere. Sorry, but that's the truth.
     
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    I didn't "dig" deep enough......(oops sorry)
     
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    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Stuff like this has a few half truths. There are times it’s better not to have much. The programs have income cutoffs, restrictions on what minority you must be.
    Hint the political figure sometimes known as Pocahontas didn’t make the claim to get dates.
    Many times I have run into government crap that makes no sense, is wrong.
    I’m still waiting for stimulus check. But will take it. I pay in plenty.
     
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    It's gotta be true, it's on the internet!
     
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    Parts of it are true

    Many parts of our system can be used by anyone.........white supremacy is a crock of ****e
     
  8. RussP

    RussP Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Not a problem...I closed this because of the misleading nature of the information in the 'letter'.

    There are many of these true, semi-true, and false information agenda-driven 'letters'. The best thing is to research the programs mentioned for current guidelines. Many legal immigrants, refugees, permanent residents, AND citizens have benefitted from the programs in this 'letter'.
     
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