Forwarded by Frieda&LynnA.
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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. They are not the problem.
It does, however, have everything to do with two cultures: A third-world culture that does not value education, 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.
We need to wake up.
The suggested 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 these illegals will leave and return voluntarily?
As you listen to the news about the student protesting illegal immigration, here are some things that you really should know (beyond the liberal do-gooder concept):
My wife is head of the English-as-a-second-language department at a large southern California high school, which is designated a Title 1 school. That means that its students average lower social, economic, and income levels. Most of the schools you are hearing about (in LA)— 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 food 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 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.
My wife 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 these appreciative students who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in America. (Yeah, right!)
She has had to intervene several times for young and substitute teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students, living in this country less then three 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 - I say, “spend some time in the real world of illegal immigration, and see the TRUE costs: higher insurance, closing of medical facilities, 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.
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For those of you who are still not convinced that this nation has a REAL immigration problem, here is a little kicker to make you aware of the residual effects in California alone, that compound the larger scope of these millions of invaders from the south (according to the Los Angeles Times):
- 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
- 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
- More than 66% of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on MediCal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
- Nearly 25% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
- 29% of inmates in federal prisons reportedly are illegal aliens.
- More than 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
- The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
- Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
- 21 radio stations in L.A. are Spanish speaking.
- Of the 10.2 million people in L.A. County, 5.1 million people speak English. 3.9 million speak Spanish.