reply to post by Iamonlyhuman
"The provision is being used by people all over the world. According to Numbers USA, "Thousands of pregnant women who are about to deliver come to
the United States each year from countries as far away as South Korea and as near as Mexico so that they can give birth on U.S. soil." These
expectant mothers come either on legal travel visas or illegally across the border, but the purpose is always the same: "Once the child is born, they
get a U.S. birth certificate and passport for the child, and their future link to this country is established and irreversible."
To compound this problem, those mothers who illegally enter the U.S. to have their anchor babies have little to no health insurance. But they will not
be turned away from hospitals because the law requires that they be treated. All uninsured people, regardless of citizenship, receive medical care in
hospital emergency rooms under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1985 (EMTALA). The act requires hospitals to treat any patient
that enters an emergency room for "emergency care," which can include anything from a cough to drug addiction to a gunshot wound to depression to
being HIV-positive. The Act requires emergency rooms to treat anyone that comes in, but does not require patients to pay for their care.
Instead, the costs are passed on to the American taxpayers and those with health insurance through rising premiums. Some hospitals can't afford the
care for the illegals. "
"In 1994, 74,987 anchor babies in maternity units cost taxpayers $215 million in Stockton, California. In 2003, 70 percent of the 2,300 babies born
in San Joaquin General maternity ward were from illegal aliens. That number has exploded today with over three million illegal aliens residing in
The French economist Frederic Bastiat said, “The unseen is more expensive than the seen.” In Stockton, California, the Silverio Family was
featured in the Wall Street Journal in 2003. They were fruit pickers who arrived illegally from Oxtotilan, Mexico in 1997. The wife, Felipa had three
kids, but popped an anchor baby named Flor. The child was premature and spent three months in a neonatal incubator at a cost to the San Joaquin
Hospital of over $300,000.00. They conceived another, Christian. The second baby made them eligible for $1,000 per month welfare. Because Flor is
disabled, she receives $600.00 monthly for asthma. Although the illegal aliens made $18,000.00 annually picking fruit, they collected $12,000.00 of
your tax dollars for their anchor babies. One night the father, Cristobal crashed his van. He had no license or insurance. Taxpayers paid for all
hospital bills. That’s why 77 hospitals in Border States were going bankrupt in 2003, but Senator John McCain wrote a rider into the Medicaid Bill
for $1.4 billion of your tax dollars. It passed.
Not to finish the spending spree on these anchor babies, the children attend California schools at a cost of $7,000.00 per year over and above what
their parents pay in taxes. The cost for all five of their children for one school year exceeds $35,000.00 times 18 years for a grand taxpayer total
of $630,000.00. This is only one family. No wonder California is $24 billion in debt. Last week, Governor Schwarzenneger handed out IOUs to vendors to
the tune of $54 million.
Additional costs for illegal alien children stem from translators, advocates and middlemen. MediCal in 2003 sponsored 760,000 illegal aliens.
Supplemental Security Income is a non-means-treated federal grant of money and food stamps. Be assured that scams and fraud run rampant. Over 500,000
‘mentally disabled kids’ are on drugs for ADHD and ODD. One lady, Linda Torres was arrested in Bakersfield with $8,500.00 in small bills in her
pocket. It was her SSI lump award for her disability, which was heroin addiction.
Just so Americans across the country don’t feel left out, let’s move to Georgia. Net Fiscal Costs of Illegal Immigration for Georgia:
Births of illegal aliens in Georgia cost to taxpayers:
2000-- 5,133 births cost: $13 million
2001-- 9,528 births cost: $23 million
2002—11,188 births cost: $27 million
Additionally, receiving public assistance in 2002 for 25,000 children of illegal aliens cost Georgia taxpayers $42 million annually. Health care costs
to Georgia taxpayers for illegal aliens in 2002 was 64,000 doctor visits which ran Grady Health System into a $63 million deficit." These were taken
from the examiner.com
"Just consider Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, the second busiest maternity ward in the U.S. In 2006, 70 percent of the women giving birth in
Parkland were illegal immigrants. That added up to 11,200 babies for which Medicaid kicked in $34.5 million to deliver these babies, the feds another
$9.5 million and Dallas taxpayers tossed in $31.3 million. The average illegal patient is 25 years old and giving birth to her second anchor baby. "
It goes on and on and on.....