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Immigration reform may make millions eligible for Obamacare (amnesty, healthcare) - 01/26/13

... these and related issues, see immigration health, obama healthcare, and obama immigration. To help do something about amnesty, call out any Obamacare opponents who aren't also vigorously opposing amnesty. That includes Tea Parties leaders, GOP politicians, rightwing bloggers and pundits, and so on.

John King asks bogus immigration question, Ron Paul has confused answer (CNN GOP 6/13/11 debate) - 06/13/11

At tonight's CNN GOP debate, John King asked a bogus immigration question (no surprise), and Ron Paul answered in a way that was even more confused than usual. I'm not even going to bother discussing Paul's comments since it doesn't really matter. What does matter is a source that presents themselves as the home of real journalism asking a question like this (transcript link): And so, Dr. Paul,...

Glenn Thrush lies about Lou Dobbs (leprosy; possible presidential run) - 11/23/09

Speaking with reporters earlier today, Lou Dobbs mentioned as an aside that he was considering a presidential run. Over to low-level establishment hack Glenn Thrush of the Politico who simply reads what's on the card he's been handed (politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/1109/ Dobbs_2012_presidential_run_not_crazy.html): Dobbs has become a prime target of Hispanic groups for his fire-breathing...

Hospital program fails due to illegal alien care; Kevin Sack /NYT fails to report on proper policy - 11/21/09

Kevin Sack of the New York Times offers "Hospital Falters as Refuge for Illegal Immigrants" (link) about a hospital in Atlanta (Grady Memorial Hospital) that closed their outpatient dialysis clinic due to losing millions of dollars providing unreimbursed care to illegal aliens. To a certain extent, Sack is agitating to include illegal aliens in Obama healthcare which, if the NYT would actually...

Ezra Klein /WaPo supports universal healthcare for illegal aliens, thinks INS still exists - 05/19/09

Ezra Klein - newest intern/blogger at the Washington Post - offers "A Bit More on Immigration and Health Reform" (link) in which he supports giving universal healthcare to illegal aliens:

Live coverage Obama press conference April 29, 2009 - 04/29/09

[UPDATE BELOW] Asked very weak question by Jennifer Loven of the Associated Press whether he will close the border with Mexico in regards to the swine flu. He's giving a two minute answer that boils down to what anyone should have expected he would say: no. She also asked whether he'll be ordering quarantines and he didn't answer that. Now he's engaging in what he refers to as "trivial" advice to...

El Paso: visitors waved through border, little or no screening, just like normal day - 04/28/09

The Associated Press offers this report from El Paso, Texas: U.S. airport officials and border agents waved people through Monday with little or no additional screening for Mexico’s deadly swine flu - a far more muted reaction than the extreme caution elsewhere around the world. At the main pedestrian border crossing between El Paso and Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez, a handful of people wore protective...

Tom Allison /MMFA downplays threat of Mexicans bringing swine flu across the border (+Olbermann, HuffPost) - 04/28/09

[UPDATES BELOW] Tom Allison of Media Matters for America offers "Paranoia pandemic: Conservative media baselessly blame swine flu outbreak on immigrants" (mediamatters.org/items/200904270037). He quotes various rightwing commentators but offers little analysis of his own, never attempting to refute any of their points. While I understand we're supposed to be shocked and mortified by their...

Good news: "Mexicans take swine flu lightly on U.S. border" - 04/27/09

From this: Many Mexicans crossing into the United States on Monday at one of the busiest crossings on the border shunned advice to wear surgical face mask to curb the spread of a deadly new flu. Most Mexican immigration officials at the Tijuana-San Diego crossing were using masks and surgical gloves, but Mexicans crossing by car and foot seemed unconcerned by the influenza scare and only a...

Swine flu in Mexico: U.S. will not close border (nor secure it) - 04/24/09

Over 60 people have died and over 1000 are infected with a new swine flu strain (H1N1) in Mexico, and it's spread to California and Texas (link). Despite that, don't expect the Department of Homeland Security or the Barack Obama administration to do anything regarding reducing flows of people and goods into the U.S.

Juliana Barbassa /AP: it's "drastic" to cut non-emergency health care to illegal aliens - 03/15/09

Juliana Barbassa of the Associated Press offers "Budget crunch cuts illegal immigrants' health care" (link), a discussion of localities reducing or eliminating non-emergency healthcare to illegal aliens. On the one hand, supporters of illegal immigration are quick to tell us that illegal aliens don't get welfare benefits; on the other hand, when those benefits (broadly construed) are cut, they...

The ADL's definition of "hate" and "anti-immigrant" can't be trusted. (ALIPAC, others) - 10/31/07

The Anti-Defamation League - which apparently at one time did some good, but which is now a far-left Gramscian enforcer and defender of illegal activity - has released a new report entitled "Immigrants Targeted: Extremist Rhetoric Moves into the Mainstream" [1]: A closer look at the public record reveals that many ostensibly mainstream anti-illegal immigration organizations – including those who...

Vicente Fox: FTAA common currency (Amero), Hillary for president, Bill Richardson, driver's licenses, lies about heathcare... - 10/11/07

On Monday's Larry King show, former Mexican president Vicente Fox: * Said that the Free Trade Agreement of the Americans (FTAA; called in Spanish ACLA) on which he worked with president Bush was to, long-term, include a common "Latin American" currency. Since that agreement would apply to the U.S., the currency would apply here as well... * Promoted immigration from Mexico, "guest" workers...

David Leonhardt/New York Times: illegal immigration supporting hack - 05/30/07

David Leonhardt of the New York Times offers the much-linked "Truth, Fiction and Lou Dobbs". It discusses a few facts that Dobbs has gotten wrong, and to that extent it's worthwhile: everybody needs a fact-checker to keep them honest. However, one wonders about this bit: He is the heir to the nativist tradition that has long used fiction and conspiracy theories as a weapon against the Irish, the...

Arizona hospitals to get reimbursed a fraction of money spent on illegal alien healthcare; employers will not be charged - 07/23/04

The Feds are giving Arizona hospitals $42 million a year for four years to help reimburse the costs of (free) healthcare for illegal aliens (kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=2080392). In the past year, the University Medical Center in Tucson lost ten times that amount providing free healthcare for illegal aliens. The employers of those illegal aliens could not be reached for comment, as they were on...