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From The Hill ( peekURL.com/z286S6Y ): Comprehensive immigration reform could make millions of people suddenly eligible for assistance under President Obama's healthcare law, assuming a final deal paves the way for undocumented immigrants to receive papers. Illegal aliens are now prohibited from purchasing coverage through the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, which will launch next year.
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.
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 pronouncements about illegal immigration - including a discredited claim that Mexicans were bringing leprosy across the border. First, simply supporting enforcement of our immigration laws isn't "fire-...
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 i
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:
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 masks and officials handed out a swine flu flier. But there were no extra screenings for swine flu, and it mostly looked like a typical day at the border. Faced with a new and unforeseen threat,...
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 handful wore masks.
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).
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.
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" : A closer look at the public record reveals that many ostensibly mainstream anti-illegal immigration organizations – including those who testified before Congress or frequently appeared on news programs – promote virulent anti-Hispanic and anti-immigrant rhetoric. Some groups have fostered links with extremist groups. They list...
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, and NAFTA... * Lied about U.S. citizens not paying the healthcare costs for illegal aliens... * Agreed with Felipe Calderon's claim that "Mexico does not stop at its border"... * Promoted driver'...
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 Italians, the Chinese, the Jews and, now, the Mexicans. That kind of smear doesn't sound like fact-checking to me. According to Lesley Stahl, journalists shouldn't mix in opinion with their facts....
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 their way to the bank.