Elderly not mentioned in this new city scam!
Were so tired of Daley's Safe Sanctuary policy, and now we have an even better reason to be thouroughly disgusted. The city and business head tax couldn't get it right the first time. So Daley has a new SPIN PLAN, and is going to throw us to the wolves in sheep clothing. Why we need to seriously consider getting out of Chicago, a city that is cemented literally in corruption of greed and votes for continual power.
You have to love our Mayor! We have a budget crisis and now he wants the taxpayer to pay salaries of the non-English speakers, just so they can have jobs? That is, jobs taken from American citizens. Or is it an issue, AS AN American citizen but never bothering to even learn the English language? How are they to serve in their jobs, without the ability to communicate in English, with all the English speaking people whom they may end up serving, communicating or coming into contact with?
$2 million remains unspent. And the concept of head tax relief has been jettisoned entirely -- in favor of a redesigned initiative with a better chance of success.
The program still is aimed at helping businesses and the unemployed but now involves paying half an employee's wages for the first 12 weeks on the job -- with a cap of $3,500 -- and only after those candidates have been screened and trained by some of the 27 different agencies operating under the "Worknet Chicago" umbrella.
Fifty-seven candidates are now in a 12-week trial in jobs with benefits that pay at least $9 an hour. All have "significant barriers to employment" because they are ex-offenders, public-housing residents, homeless, residents of high-poverty areas, people with disabilities or non-English speakers.
********************************************************************Mayor least we remind you, this is a needed requirement for citizenship!
The ability to read, write and speak ordinary English unless they are physically unable to do so due to a disability such as being blind or deaf, or suffer from a developmental disability or mental impairment. Those over 50 years old on the date of filing who have lived here for a total of at least 20 years after admission as a permanent resident and those who are over 55 and have been legal permanent residents for at least 15 years are also exempt from this requirement.
An applicant for naturalization must be admitted to the United States as a "lawful permanent resident" commonly referred to as one who possesses "green card" status. There is only one exception to this requirement: If an applicant has served in the U.S. armed forces during war, that person may be naturalized without first becoming a permanent resident if they were in the U.S. upon induction or enlistment into our military.
Were glad Trancredo has stepped up on an important issue.Press Releases :: September 13, 2007
Carlos Espinosa 202-225-7882; T.Q. Houlton 202-225-7882
Tancredo Calls for Hearings on Groups Aiding Illegal Aliens
Congressman says groups are violating federal law
( WASHINGTON, D.C. ) – Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) today sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.), asking him to hold oversight hearings to examine the increasing problem of private groups working openly to help illegal aliens escape prosecution. According to recent news reports, many groups (such as the ‘ Alliance to Develop Power’) routinely advise illegal aliens on how best to thwart immigration enforcement efforts.
“Groups like this one are openly defying the law, and that is unacceptable” Tancredo said. “The administration is failing to enforce the law, and Congress needs to take action.”
Tancredo cited Title 8, U.S. Code, Section 1324, which makes it illegal for any person to “encourage or induce an alien to…reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such…residence is or will be in violation of law.” Violations of the law are punishable by fines and prison time.
“When they assumed control of Congress, the Democrat leadership told us this Congress would take oversight seriously,” concluded Tancredo. “I hope they are willing to keep that promise and put their money where their mouth is.”
HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE.