NLA Discussion: Immigrant Issues
alzbec at interaccess.com
Fri Aug 20 12:39:06 EDT 1999
The question of whether or not LPRs should be able to contribute money to
political campaigns is an immigrant issue as LPRs are immigrants. Your
position on the issue and/or that of our learners is separate from the
question of whether or not information on the topic should be shared.
Personally, the issue caught my eye as the latest effort since to
gradually whittle away the rights of LPRs. I don't know if it would
attract any interest in an ESL or citizenship class, but I shared it for
those who may want to bring up a timely issue that is not currently being
discussed in the mainstream news.
JCretella at aol.com wrote:
> NLA...The issue is not all " immigrant issues", the issue I addressed
> specifically is whether or not people without citizenship should be able
> to contribute $$ to U.S. campaigns. This is not "learning" about
> citizenship. Few immigrants, at least the esl population we serve can afford
> to contribute to campaign..but that is not the issue either. The privileges
> of citizenship should be afforded to those with citizenship.Our
> responsibility is to teach what the privileges of citizenship are. Again, the
> view of one advocate who has been in the process a long time...Esl classes
> and citizenship classes are provided in the adult education legislation.
> We should not encourage other legislation to duplicate the same activity.
> Again, the view of one advocate..Jcretella at aol. com
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