E-mail form California teacher's husband, concerned about
illegal immigrants and social damage.
Teddy Roosevelt's beliefs on immigration policy
This email is from a retired gentleman whose wife is a teacher in the
Riverside, CA area, and has been for many, many years.
The attached is first hand knowledge...
"As you all listen to the news about the student protests over illegal
immigration there are some things that you should be aware of. As most of you
know 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
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
baby-sitters 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
Putaswhores 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 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 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 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. Or don't complain when your life is no longer what it used to be because
you didn't care enough to do anything to preserve it.
Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who
comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates
himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with
everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any
such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is
predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an
American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided
allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but
something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for
but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one
language here, and that is the English language... and we have
room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the
Theodore Roosevelt 1907