Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Illegals Freed From Dictates Of ObamaCare

By MICHELLE MALKIN, Investors Business Daily, posted Wednesday, July 22, 2009 4:20 PM PT

Big Nanny Democrats want to ration health care for everyone in America — except those who break our immigration laws.

Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee defeated an amendment that would have prevented illegal aliens from using the so-called "public health insurance option." Every Democrat on the panel voted against the measure. (link)


I have never joined my conservative brethren in demigoding the immigration issue. Illegal immigrants have falsely been blamed for everything from our crime problem to the housing crisis. My position on immigration is much like that of former President George W. Bush and Senator John McCain; I support comprehensive immigration reform which includes a path to citizenship for those already here. Those who are here illegally should be treated humanly and with dignity and justice. I had a sign in my yard opposing the local ballot referendum to impose "English Only." I thought it was mean spirited and short sighted. To see my various comments on the issue of immigration, simply click on the label "immigration" in the sidebar and you will see that I have been fairly liberal on this issue.

I do, however, think we need to control our borders and disincentivize further illegal immigration. You do not do that by extending free healthcare to those who are here illegally. Expanding free health care to illegals would increase the attractiveness of illegal immigration. Any health care reform should require immigration verification screening of those receiving subsidized or free taxpayer provided health care. The healthcare bill before us not only does not do that, but it specifically exempts illegal immigrants from the mandate to buy health insurance. This preferential treatment given to illegal immigrants is one more reason to oppose Obamacare.

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  1. From the beginning its been previous administrations ultimate fault that illegal immigration has never been retired. Years of neglect and intentional overlooking of the laws that were in place? It's grandiose excuse to allow the 20 million plus illegal immigrants to stay on American soil. Congress when enacted the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 has been flagrantly ignored. The IRCA toughened criminal sanctions for employers who hired illegal aliens, denied illegal aliens federally funded welfare benefits, and legitimized some aliens through an amnesty program–EXCEPT THESE LAWS NEVER WERE ENFORCED?

    There has always been complicity since the earliest days, between the lawmakers, big business, the open border zealots and radical pro-immigration and anti-American sovereignty organizations. Just like the Globalist they have an attitude that American taxpayers should accommodate every illegal family, with free medical care, schooling and a comfortable prison cell, for criminals and for the thousands of illegal alien drunken drivers every year. That globalist agenda has always been a free movement of cheap labor, between all of South America, Canada and Mexico, just as secretly arranged with the 3 countries leaders in Waco, Texas, at the end of March 2005.

    Americans only forceful action is to build on E-verify, but not to replace it? Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York and chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on immigration wants consider up-grading the application, with modifications to authenticate the employee’s identity by using a specific and unique biometric identifiers? Schumer, stated "improving employment verification is critical to boosting public confidence about curbing illegal immigration, which will build support for comprehensive immigration reform." These politicians just don't get it? Outside of the American Civil War, there will be a battle over giving illegal immigrants a path to citizenship free-ride? What about the millions of people with integrity and believe in the Rule of Law, who sit and wait in far off foreign countries for an entry visa?

    Whatever the outcome it will not be easy to pass any Immigration reform or AMNESTY? Say--NO-- because it going to cost trillions of dollars (with a T) in enactment. Health care, Pensions, retirement and a rush on government benefits, for those who haven't already cheated the system. Then they will want their immediate families here? And waiting millions will swarm the open areas of the sovereign border fence? IT WILL NEVER END? Call your Politician today at 202-224-3121 GOOGLE---NUMBERSUSA, AMERICANPATROL for facts, that will not be found in most press releases.

    As a Independent voter, I do believe in a alternative government medical system, but I adamantly disagree on donating my taxes from public treasuries free health care to anybody who steals across our border or anything that smells of AMNESTY?

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