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The challenges of illiterate immigrants

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by PLC1, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. PLC1

    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Programs Focus on Illiterate Immigrants

    Immigrants, or illegal aliens? Well, yes.


    That's no surprise, but is the government allowing for the difficulties faced by illiteracy?

    No, I guess not.

    I can remember having the children of these immigrants in my class. Often, the children had not been to school either. I can remember a fourth grader who came in the spring of the year, just before the all important big NCLB test, on which the school's success or failure is based.

    Surely, I said, we aren't expected to give her the test? Of course. We must test all students, all of them, and they all have to pass the test.
     
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    Considering an estimated 350,000 of these illiterate immigrants are illegal, I have a sure answer, deport them. Whether illiterate or not, illegals have become a drain on our society.
    http://immigrationcounters.com/
     
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    Or we could teach them to read and pay taxes so they could become productive citizens. But it's much easier to blame them for our shortsightedness and incompetence.
     
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    They are here illegally, you know, like breaking the law. Why should such activity be rewarded?
     
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    Because it might benefit the country in the long run?
     
  6. PLC1

    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Or, we could spend our resources teaching our own citizens to read, write, and do math so they could be productive and pay taxes, then insist that employers not hire illegals so that they would have to stay in their own countries.

    We could do that, but then, there are those who profit from the cheap labor, and they are the ones who contribute to political campaigns.
     
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    Bingo. We have only ourselves to blame.
     
  8. PLC1

    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    And Democratic and Reblican leaders going back decades. Eisenhower was the last one to try to really do something about illegal immigration, I believe.
     
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    USMC the Almighty New Member

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    Yup. It was called OPERATION WETBACK.
     
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    The japanese has always considered business as war.

    While one may consider such an assertion debatable, one CANNOT deny the fact that the economic drive of capitalism (particularly the industiral west) within the last 3 centuries has polarized the world into the filthy rich and the dirt poor.

    One cannot help but notice the analogy within similar lines - for surely, war would create its fair share of casualties, the innocent being made to bear the brunt of this burden.
     
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    USMC the Almighty New Member

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    I don't think this is true. What would you consider yourself numinus?

    a) filthy rich
    b) dirt poor
     
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    An over-worked, under-paid professional. How does that prove or disprove what I'm saying?
     
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    Why isn't the US addressing the problem of illiteracy to Mexico? The Mexicans treat many of their people like animals and the US just looks the other way. Many of the native people in Mexico don't even speak Spanish. Why can't this country pressure them to do something?
     
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    Because based on what you said, you must consider yourself either filthy rich or dirt poor.

    If you're filthy rich, can I borrow a few hundred bucks? :D
     
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    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    How is it our responsibility to solve Mexico's problems? Let's solve our own first.
     
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