Dear President Trump:
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, I would like to offer an idea designed to help single moms.
I was 12 years old when my father left us. Instantaneously, my mother became a single parent raising two young boys on her own. To keep a roof over our heads and food on the table, she took on a low paying job bussing tables at a restaurant six days per week.
It was heartbreaking to watch her work so many hours for such little pay. But the hardest part was dealing with the amount of time that was stripped from us all being together at home. What’s the cost you put on that?
The government has special programs to help single mothers get training in areas that will help them get a better job, but the programs don’t go far enough. These programs need to be expanded, better funded, and easier to attend. Bottom line, we have to do more for these American women, and their children. The good news is we can do it without passing on any additional cost to the American taxpayer.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates the fiscal burden of illegal immigration on United States taxpayers is approximately $113 billion a year. When I asked the director at FAIR if the estimate included money spent on training adult illegal aliens how to speak English, he told me, “no.”
Our BOCES program here on Long Island, which is funded by state and federal taxes, offers thousands of illegal aliens FREE English language classes. I asked the principal at the BOCES in Levittown, NY how much it costs to educate the illegal aliens who receive the free service. He said it costs as much as $8,000 per year, per student. Just his one school alone trains thousands of illegal alien adults annually. Meanwhile, the illegal alien doesn’t pay for any of it — they simply pay $45 for an application fee to the program.
I was invited by the principal to speak with some of the illegal aliens taking the class. When I asked them why they were taking an English class they all responded with the same answer, “to get a better job.”
Mr. President, humbly, I suggest the administration does whatever it can do to cut off the funding for giving free English classes to adult illegal aliens. I suggest we stop paying $7,955 to make it so an adult illegal alien can take a job away from a single mom. I say we put that $7,955 towards helping a single mom and her kids. It’s a small idea that can make a big impact.
Until tomorrow, may God bless you, our troops, the American people and these United States.
I hope the First Lady had a wonderful Mother’s Day.
Dennis Michael Lynch
SENT 8:51pm ET on May 14, 2017
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