Read this woman's story and you will know what Iaccoca was talking about below.
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 PELL grant which paid for her total tuition
and books, plus money left over.
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 for immigrants
and it pays for child care and all sorts of needs while they go to school or
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
I asked the CARIBE administration about their program and if you ARE
a US 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.
Something is wrong here. Right?