Thought for the day:
Agnishka, the au pair who cares for two of my young piano students, is a twenty-seven-year-old Polish gal who holds a magister title (the equivalent of a masters degree) in Economics from Warsaw University, and who is in America working as a nanny, in the hopes of one day being able to remain in America and become a citizen.
Her degree in economics was more or less ‘chosen’ for her by her family and the Polish government because of the way the education system works there. Her passion, instead, is to become a registered nurse.
She cares for the boys during the day and spends her evenings in classes at a local community college, where she is taking courses in public speaking and creative writing, both of which she decided to take in order to perfect her mastery of the English language – although, speaking to her, you would never suspect that English mastery poses a problem. She has a distinct Polish accent, but her use of the English language is superior to that of many native-born Americans.
In short, this is a lovely, extremely intelligent, hard-working young woman seeking to educate herself in order to establish a career in a field for which there is a crying need here in America. She loves America, is embracing our culture, and desperately wants to make a life for herself here.
I asked her tonight whether she will be staying in our community, and with her current American family, when this year runs out. Her response: ‘I have applied for a student visa, but have been told that, because of current conditions, it is uncertain that I will be granted one – and, if I am not, I must go back to Poland.’
It seems to me that Agnishka must reconsider her priorities. To hell with education ... responsibility ... striving for excellence ... work ethic ... assimilating … respecting America ... playing by the rules. A pox on those antiquities!
I suggest that she abandon her dream of wanting to provide legal and caring medical/health care to hurting Americans. The key to her success is to be a part of the growing network of new age entrepreneurs intent on providing illegal drugs to American addicts, by sneaking them into America from the south. And if she can also manage to obtain a superficial flesh wound in the process, and then testify against a Border Patrol agent, citizenship, and immediate entitlement status, will be automatic.
(Gotta remember to tell her that next week.)