Written by a California School Teacher

 

From a California school teacher - - -"As you
 listen to the news about the student protests over
 illegal immigration, there are some things that you
 should be aware of:
 
  I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language
 department at a large southern California high
 school which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning
 that its students average lower socioeconomic 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.

   Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and 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. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT
 WORK)
 
   I estimate 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. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)
 
   I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department
 or risk losing funding for the upcoming year even
 though there was little need for anything; my budget
 was already substantial.  I ended up buying new
 computers fo! r the co mputer 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. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)
 
   I have 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 those 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 costs, 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 voluntarily leave and return?

  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 worried about "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.
 
   CHEAP LABOR?
   Isn't that what the whole immigration issue is
 about?
 
   Business doesn't want to pay a decent wage.
 
   Consumers don't want expensive produce.
 
   Government will tell you Americans don't want the
 jobs.
 
   But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase
 "cheap labor" is a myth, a farce, and a lie. there
is no such thing as "cheap labor."
 
   Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife
and five children. He takes a job for $5.00 or
 $6.00/hour.  At that wage, with six dependents, he
 pays no income tax,  yet at the end of the year, if
 he files an Income Tax  Return,  he gets an "earned
 income credit" of up to $3,200 free.
 
   He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized
 rent.

   He qualifies for food stamps.
 
   He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay)
 health care.
 
   His children get free breakfasts and lunches at
 school.
 
   He requires bilingual teachers and books.
 
   He qualifies for relief from high energy bills.
 
   If they are or become, aged, blind or disabled,
 they qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance.
Once qualified for SSDI they
can qualify for Medicare.  All of this is at (our)
 taxpayer's expense.
 
   He doesn't worry about car insurance, life
 insurance, or homeowners insurance.
 
   Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs,
 bulletins and printed material.
 
   He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00
 to $30.00/hour in benefits.
 
   Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or
 $6.00/hour left after paying their bills and his.
 
   The American taxpayers also pay for increased
 crime, graffiti and trash clean-up.

   Cheap labor?  YEAH RIGHT!    Wake up people. THESE
 ARE THE QUESTIONS WE SHOULD BE ADDRESSING TO THE
 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR EITHER PARTY.  'AND WHEN
 THEY LIE TO US AND DON'T DO AS THEY SAY, WE SHOULD
 REPLACE THEM AT ONCE!'
 

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