Quote by Tinkleflower--
"....From personal and professional experience, it's not always so easy for an undocumented alien to receive medical care, or schooling (free or
otherwise); though both are indeed a serious problem, it might not be as endemic as certain sources would have us believe. Also, foreign-born
nationals who have legal immigrant status are also responsible for the rise in some reported diseases - including TB and Hansen's, by all accounts.
linky linky ...."
Indeed it may not be easy for some, but in my town, its obviously a joke how easy it is. My hospital is collapsing under the burden. I happen to be
in an unusually concentrated area of undocumented citizens. Walk down the street and you are literally in a 3rd world country with a refuse and
overcrowding problem in the midst of otherwise wide open suburbia. People on the street day and night and a multitude of "code enforcement"
requests by firemen and police called for other emergency issues. It is a sad sight, really.
When it is a known fact that having a baby born in America makes things easier financially, why stop at one. Being very close to an L and D nurse,
and ped. ICU, and pediatric clinic nurse over the years, I will tell you just how simple it is to walk in have your baby and walk out, again and
again. The form is one page long for a non english speaker...My form was pages long, ID needed, insurance, billing address before I got close to a
Dont tell me these people arent dropping babies as fast as they can. When I was in school we had 8 or 9 highschool girls who were pregnant, they
hadnt learned english yet, they just got here..It is just an automatic "in" for some cultures who come here. Start having american babies and dont
stop.--And incure no medical costs whatsoever.
When you pay 5000 dollars in school and property taxes, rotting garbage, sewer problems and overcrowed schools should not be an issue.
This is a nation of immigrants and we are the better for it.
But unlike previous waves of immigration, the current one is uncontrolled, consisting heavily of illegal immigrants. That means that countless people
are entering this country without having been screened for communicable diseases, felony convictions, etc..
1.5 million illegal aliens, one million from Mexico alone, illegally become US residents each year. And many of them soon obtain phony ID to obtain a
wealth of services compliments of the US taxpayers: subsidized housing, welfare, social security, etc. Exacerbating the problem, illegals’ birth
rate is more than double the US average, with each offspring, from birth, eligible for the myriad government programs available to citizens.
We're already seeing enormous effects of illegal immigration on:
Current US law entitles all illegals and their families to free emergency health care, and many jurisdictions provide far more extensive services than
Our health care system is already overwhelmed. For example, thousands of Americans die each year because of lack of adequate nursing and other
medical care. Illegal immigrants, coming from poor countries, have great health care needs. And in addition to common diseases, illegals bring
challenges not normally faced in the US, for example, 7,000 new cases of leprosy in the past three years came in from Mexico, India, and Brazil,
16,000 new cases of multiple-drug-resistant, incurable, and communicable(!) tuberculosis. The Centers for Disease Control reports that illegal
immigrants account for over 65 percent of communicable diseases (TB, hepatitis, leprosy, AIDS, etc.,) in the US. Immigration officials are supposed to
screen out immigrants who are carrying diseases, but there is no health screening for illegal immigrants.
Illegals’ further burden the health care system because they disproportionately do heavy physical work, which causes their bodies to fall apart
faster, and because the violent crime rate among illegals is staggering (See below).
The burden of providing health care to illegals extends beyond disease and saving crime victims. For example, because of illegals’ high birthrate,
in Colorado, which has a mere(?) 100,000 illegal immigrants, taxpayers in 2003 alone paid for 6,000 illegals to have their babies. That’s 40% of the
births Medicaid paid for in the state. To get immediate care, the illegal must only say “I am undocumented...."