Illegal immigrants should receive required medical treatment to prevent and/or cure communicable diseases with which they are afflicted. The threat of deportation should not be in play, with the idea that sick people will be willing to get treatment if they feel "safe." Illegal immigrants should not be issued driver's licenses, nor should they be permitted to vote. Employers who willingly and knowingly hire illegal immigrants should be heavily fined. Employers who do not file tax info on any and all employees should also be heavily fined. This is cheating in my mind and should not be tolerated. No jobs, no possibility of "under the table" employment will quickly resolve the immigration problem. Americans seem to always want to get stuff "for cheap." This mentality is the problem.
get real - illegal is merely a Congressional whim - they could legalize them in a day if they
so chose. "My" immigrants got help from Squanto in Plymouth. We should be so mean
as to let humans suffer when we have plenty of resources to prevent it?
Yes, If we deny basic and/or emergency health services to people residing or visiting in this country, then we are all at risk for infectious diseases, declining standards for the poor. We'll eventually end up living behind walls like in Mexico City, with barbed wire on the top to keep out the poor, needy and people who turn to crime, thievery, etc. because they have no other options. It's ridiculous that we aren't offering healthcare to all human beings - when the Koch brothers and Wall Street can rob us blind and rape our financial system --- shameful!
They should get NOTHING but a ticket back home....
We have VETERANS dying because THEY can't GET any healthcare, they're HOMELESS, and JOBLESS, but OBAMA is giving the ILLEGALS FREE DENTAL, HEALTH, MEDICAL, FREE FOOD, FREE MONEY, FREE OR SUBSIDISED HOUSING, HEATING ASSISTANCE, and whatever the hell ELSE he can think of, while OUR CITIZENS GET NOTHING.........
Social Security & disability recipients got NO INCREASE this year, most likely because OBAMA GAVE OUR MONEY TO ALL THE ILLEGALS........
THAT'S JUST WRONG!!!!!!!!
Life threatening health care should be given. They should have fingerprints taken as part of the process. Then given a path to citizenship. If path is not started then next time health care is needed it will be given followed by work program to pay for previous costs. If path to citizenship is not followed a 3rd time immediate deportation and 10 year ban on citizen process.
I don't think at this point they deserve anything from our country they get enough....even more than people born as Americans they come and take our jobs they seem to make more money than us as far as I am concerned they need to get out and go back to where they came from
Gov has been a co-conspirator to illegal immigration. For years, when it was beneficial to business in this country, illegal immigration was not dealt with, and laws and penalties on the books were not enforced. Current illegals in residence should be allowed to stay if employed, and paying taxes, and actively seeking nationalization. Future illegals should be dealt with as allowed by law.
This is insane. How can you use illegal and benefits in same sentence? Someone should not become a citizen just because they gave birth here. Mexico for sure does not allow this, and the rest of the world with exception for two other countries. This way of taxing others to pay for such expenses is insane.
Illegal aliens or if you must "immigrants", have broken our laws of entry, and should be eligible for nothing. that said, if there is an emergency situation /or they have an infectious disease, when they arrive yes by all means let them get treated at govt expense. If they have been here over three months, they should seek private insurance like the rest of us. They have had time. If they seek govt assistance for any reason, they should be detained and turned over to ICE and deported as soon as possible. If there is an "anchor baby", new born, it goes back to the country the mother came
This question unhelpfully combines what should be two separate questions: 1) "How should illegal immigrants be handled?" and 2) "What is an appropriate system for healthcare in the United States?" Charitable organizations and private citizens who want to assist with providing healthcare to illegal immigrants should not be prevented from doing so. Ideally, healthcare should not be subsidized by the federal government.
As illegal immigrants, they are not a part of the US government, therefore they should not have access to government sources. However, in such a great, amazing, wonderful country it should not be a problem, anyway. There should be alternative and affordable options, even for illegal immigrants. They may be illegal immigrants in this country, but they are not illegal immigrants on earth.
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