STUDENT DEBT CRISIS
Student debt rises to its highest & exceeds $1 Trillion. Thus, I’m informing my fellow Latinos on the impact as federal loans are not to be messed with. The government can garnish one’s income tax refunds and eventually one’s Social Security checks unless undue hardship can be proven. FYI less than 1% ever do. Thus, President Obama wants to introduce a Student Loan Forgiveness plan, which reduces payment to 10% of student’s income. After paying consistently for 20 years, then the debt is completely forgiven. Moreover, if the student chooses work in the service industry, his/her debt is forgiven in 10 years rather than 20. With more discretionary income, the government counts on consumer spending to increase. What do you think? Should students be forgiven of their debts? Also keep in mind a large percentage are middle aged.
DO LATINOS PREFER ROMNEY OR OBAMA?
According to polls conducted by Univision, Romney leads Latino vote in FL 46% to 43%, although nationwide the President leads 67% to 24%. Here’s where Romney stands on Latino issues. Immigration: Romney is strongly opposed to any reform, the *DREAM Act and *Sanctuary Cities. Border Security: Romney supports a fence at the border, is for system that makes employers certify workers are documented. Economy: His plan is to stay out of the way of corporations, overhauling federal tax, regulatory, trade and energy policies. He wants to increase trade, energy production, human capital, and labor flexibility by taking tough stances on China and labor unions. Healthcare: Repeal healthcare also known as Obamacare, and replace it with market-based reforms so states and individuals can reduce health care costs.
WHAT IS OBAMA’S STANCE ON IMMIGRATION? FYI this is simply his stance not necessarily what he has done for the Latino community. Currently, Latinos will inform you Obama broke most of his promises and thus why we as Latinos must make it our priority to GET OUT THE VOTE!
Immigration: Stop expelling undocumented workers. (01/11) Send 1,200 National Guard troops to southern border. (11/10) Anti-immigrant bitterness stems from joblessness. (01/10) Crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants. (07/08) America has nothing to fear from today’s immigrants. (06/08) Comprehensive reform (06/08) Recognize humanity of immigrants (06/08) Encourage every student to learn a second language. (Feb 2008) Need to look at different aspects of immigration reform. (Feb 2008) Have border patrolled, surveillance, and deploy technology. (Feb 2008) Increasing the legal fees on immigrants is not helping. (Feb 2008) Deporting 12 million people is ridiculous and impractical. (Feb 2008) Immigration raids are ineffective. (Feb 2008) Solve the driver’s license issue with immigration reform. (Jan 2008) Immigrants are scapegoats for high unemployment rates. (Jan 2008) Health plan: not enough resources for illegal immigrants. (Jan 2008) Illegals shouldn’t work; but should have path to citizenship. (Dec 2007) Don’t deputize Americans to turn in illegal immigrants. (Dec 2007) OK to provide government services in Spanish. (Dec 2007) Comprehensive solution includes employers & borders. (Nov 2007) Undocumented workers come here to work, not to drive. (Nov 2007) Support granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. (Nov 2007) Fact Check: Lightning IS likelier than employer prosecution. (Nov 2007) Illegal immigrants’ lack of ID is a public safety concern. (Oct 2007) Immigration system is broken for legal immigrants. (Sep 2007) Reform must include more border security, and border wall. (Sep 2007) Sanctuary cities show that feds are not enforcing law. (Sep 2007) Pathway to citizenship, but people have to earn it. (Aug 2007) Let’s be a nation of laws AND a nation of immigrants. (Aug 2007) Do a better job patrolling the Canadian and Mexican borders. (Jun 2007) Give immigrants who are here a rigorous path to citizenship. (Jun 2007) Extend welfare and Medicaid to immigrants. (Jul 1998)
*Dream Act – legislation that gives minors a path to citizenship if they were brought into the country and are either attending college or enlisted in the military.
*Sanctuary cities – localities that refuse to share local police information with a federal immigration database.
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