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      I just got this forwarded to me. It's funny because it fits right in with this thread.
      Does anyone know if this kind of thing is true??
      Letter by a Florida teacher… A teacher speaks out.

      This is a subject close to my heart. Do you know that we have adult students at the school where I teach who are not us citizens and who get the pell grant, which is a federal grant (no pay back 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 leftover.

      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 us 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 US 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.

      Jenny D

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