posted on Oct, 25 2011 @ 01:51 PM
As taxpayers, we are paying for all sorts of medical treatment for illegals, in ways we usually don't think of.
For example, I worked for years for Texas MHMR. As an intake worker, it was my job to do the initial intake interviews with the parents and children
who needed assistance due to mental retardation, autism, etc. Half the time I had to have a Spanish interpreter with me because the parents just came
over the border with their handicapped child illegally and knew no English.
We were not allowed to inquire as to their immigration status or whether they were here legally or not. If they got into the building, we were
required to assist them. Although much of the funding in this state for mentally handicapped individuals has been cut, let me assure you that at
least 1/3 of them receiving assistance, sometimes over $50,000 per year in treatment, medication, durable medical equipment, etc., are illegals. The
program is called HCS. Once the client gets through the waiting list, they are on it for life, no questions asked.
The parents willingly admit they snuck over the border from Mexico (and sometimes further south, from Central American countries) because they could
not get assistance for their handicapped child in their native lands, and they knew they could hit the gravy train here in the States. They are even
paid for caring for their own handicapped child.
Now there is not enough money and the waiting lists are a mile long, so natural citizens who need this assistance have to wait years for it. Perhaps
if we had been allowed to winnow out the illegals, there would be plenty of money for those who desperately need it and are here legally.
I don't hate the illegals, though. People will be people, and people who are desperate will take advantage of whatever they can. I despise our
government, which knowingly allows this and prevents government workers from separating legals from illegals.