Skip to comments.Illegal Alien Costs Rising Sharply
Posted on 04/12/2009 11:56:53 AM PDT by T.L.Sink
Illegal alien families are using welfare and social services more than ever in the recession. In Los Angeles County alone the cost is more than $1 billion per year. They are costing more than $40 billion per year than what they pay in taxes. Strictly speaking, they shouldn't be eligible for any such services. But for a variety of reasons they're receiving them, one reason being their "anchor babies."
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time to tell them to take care of themselves. they’ve had enough help.
Anchor baby laws need to be repealed, and the repeal needs to be made retro active 18 years.
If we’d just remove the American born children to the safety of official state creche’s, they could be raised up to serve in the ranks of a restructured Border Patrol geared toward keeping Mexicans in Mexico.
Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas is a fairly
famous institution and for a variety of reasons:
1. John F. Kennedy died there in 1963
2. Lee Harvey Oswald died there shortly after
3. Jack Ruby-who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, died there a few
years later..by coincidence
‘On the flip side, Parkland is also home to the second
busiest maternity ward in the country with almost 16,000 new
babies arriving each year. (That’s almost 44 per
A recent patient survey indicated that 70 percent of the
women who gave birth at Parkland in three months were
illegal immigrants. That’s 11,200 anchor babies born
every year just in Dallas
According to the article, the hospital spent $70.7 million
delivering 15,938 babies but managed to end up with almost
$8 million dollars in surplus funding. Medicaid kicked in
$34.5 million, Dallas County taxpayers kicked in $31.3
million and the feds tossed in another $9.5 million.
The average patient in Parkland ‘s maternity wards is
25 years old, married and giving birth to her second
She is also an illegal immigrant.
By law, pregnant women cannot be denied medical care based
on their immigration status or ability to pay. OK, fine.
That doesn’t mean they should receive better care than
everyday, middle-class American citizens. But at Parkland
Hospital , they do. ‘ Parkland Memorial Hospital has
nine prenatal clinics’.
That’s right !!!! NINE.
The Dallas Morning News article followed a Hispanic woman
who was a patient at one of the clinics and pregnant with
her third child-—her previous two were also born at
Parkland . Her first two deliveries were free and the
Mexican native was grateful because it would have cost $200
to have them in Mexico. This time, the hospital wants her
to pay $10 per visit and $100 for the delivery but she was
unsure if she could come up with the money. Not that it
matters, the hospital won’t turn her away. (I wonder why
they even bother asking at this point.)
‘How long has this been going on? What are the
Well, another subject of the article was born at Parkland
in 1986 shortly after her mother entered the US illegally -
now she is having her own child there as well. (That’s
right, she’s technically a US citizen.)
These women receive free prenatal care including
medication, nutrition, birthing classes and child care
classes. They also get freebies such as car seats, bottles,
diapers and formula.
Most of these things are available to American citizens as
well but only for low-income applicants and even then, the
red tape involved is almost insurmountable.
Because these women are illegal immigrants, they do not
have to provide any sort of legitimate identification - no proof of income. An American citizen would have to provide a
social security number which would reveal their annual
income - an illegal immigrant need only claim to be poor and
the hospital must take them at their word.
Parkland Hospital offers indigent care to Dallas County
residents who earn less than $40,000 per year. (They also
have to prove that they did not refuse health coverage at
their current job. Yeah, the ‘free’ care is not so
easy for Americans.)
There are about 140 patients who received roughly $4
million dollars for un-reimbursed medical care. As it turns
out, they did not qualify for free treatment because they
resided outside ofDallas County so the hospital is going
to sue them! Illegal’s get it all free! But U. S
citizens who live outside of Dallas County get sued!
How stupid is this?
As if that isn’t annoying enough, the illegal immigrant
patients are actually complaining about hospital staff not
speaking Spanish . In this AP story, the author speaks
with a woman who is upset that she had to translate comments
from the hospital staff into Spanish for her husband. The
doctor was trying to explain the situation to the family and
the mother was forced to translate for her husband who only spoke Spanish. This was apparently a great injustice to her.
In an attempt to create a Spanish-speaking staff, Parkland
Hospital is now providing incentives in the form of extra
pay for applicants who speak Spanish. Additionally, medical
students at the University of Texas Southwestern for which
Parkland Hospital is the training facility will now have a
Spanish language requirement added to their already
jammed-packed curriculum. No other school in the country
boasts such a ridiculous multi-semester (multi-cultural) requirement.
( Sorry for the length, but this needs wide circulation
particularly to our ‘employees’ in Congress.)
Remember that this is only ONE hospital in Dallas , Texas
. There are many more hospitals across our country that also
have to deal with this.
They need to go back to their own countries.
You have not seen any thing as yet. Wait until Obie and the Demwits (and some lacking good judgments repubs)make illegals legal.............Then Cal-e-forn-e-a will really be broke and so will our social security............................
deport illegal aliens and:
1, reduce unemployment
2. reduce deficit
3. reduce crime
Excellent comments in post #1 T.L.
Great post. Infuriating, but great.
Wow! That post really packed a wallop! Don’t apologize for its length. It very clearly explained in detail what’s happening all over the country. I hope every FReeper reads it and gives it serious consideration. IMHO, it’s important to realize that what your post describes about what has occurred in that Texas hospital is NOT anecdotal. It’s TYPICAL and becoming increasingly so. I think it also goes a long way toward illustrating to what extent insidious PC politics has infiltrated every sector of our society and how it’s eventually going to destroy us. Thanks.
Right - and it’s known that amnesty is big on Obie’s agenda. We’ll soon be engaged in the same battle we were a few years ago, And we’ll WIN AGAIN!
Liberals love anchor babies. Illegal immigration could be eliminated if it weren’t for that anchor baby bull.
Amen! You’ve said it all in just a few words.
So how long will actual Americans allow illegal aliens to bankrupt our nation?
Exactly right! Some good articles have been written about how that whole “anchor baby” business is really a misinterpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment. These were not written by cranks but serious constitutional scholars. The whole issue centers on the meaning of “subject to the jurisdiction thereof.” There’s not enough time or space to go into it here but if you want some references let me know. Best,
One good Supreme Court decision would get rid of this anchor baby garbage once and for all
It is crying shame that no one has initiated a challenge to it because it takes years to get to the Supreme Court
That’s the million dollar question. IMHO, at the present time the majority of Americans are much opposed to the illegal invasion and any form of amnesty. But I think it’s a race against time. If serious action isn’t taken soon to secure the border and deport illegals and millions continue to pour in, eventually the Hispanic lobby (already the fastest growing and largest ethnic group) will be dictating policy in the USA. And we know that most politicians don’t give a damn about our culture or laws - just how to get reelected!
Yeah, but your mention of the Supreme Court scares me to death. The appointees that Obama will certainly make in the next few years will make Ruth Bader Ginsburg look like a conservative!
I keep wondering what the state (and the rest of the nation) would be like if Prop 187 had been allowed to stand a decade ago. I don’t think we’d be facing nearly the number of problems from illegal immigration if the people had been allowed a voice.
I’ve wondered about that too and I agree with you. To me, it’s about the dangers of an “Imperial Judiciary” where a panel of unelected lawyers arbitrarily overturn the will of the people. It’s, in effect, rule by an oligarchy not the people. And it’s not just in California that referenda have been rejected by a few lawyers. The worst part of it is that these decisions are clearly determined by sheer political partisanship and have nothing to do with their constitutionality.
I hope Marianne Pfaelzer, the judge who overturned the will of the people, spends eternity experiencing, from the point of view of the victim, every murder, rape, and drunk driving crash perpetrated by every illegal who was in California because she did not allow Prop 187 to stand.
FYI,thanks to your former governor's brother, the ENTIRE COUNTRY is quickly going to hell in a hand basket because of his refusal to enforce the immigration laws of this country, secure BOTH borders AND DEPORT ALL illegal aliens...and I won't even get into the 100K incarcerated foreigners that are costing Americans BILLIONS OF DOLLARS annually.
We have committed suicide.
I noted today more billboard advertising in Spanish.
Business and govt work hand in hand in these things. Govt dishes out the money and it is spent at the businesses, who more and more cater to Spanish-speaking.
We gringas and gringos foot the bill. CA has raised sales tax one percent. It is now 9.25percento.
More surcharges and raised fees in the works. They are actually following a formalized plan, as outlined by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to redistribute wealth from U.S to Mexico.
Not all that strictly. Prop 187 specifically outlawed all of this, but then of course some judge, using the divine right of kings or something, decided otherwise.
That effort was KILLED by Democrats.
The American public still isn't angry enough.
But they're stupid enough to elect 0bama.
Why would making them legal increase costs?
Why can’t we exprt the illegal aliens to Somalia, and Kenya? They can join the Pirates!
And they will continue to do so, with Zero continuously finding new handouts for them.
I’ve often said that it’s child abuse to bring minors across the border illegally, and certainly American-born children can be removed from the homes of chronic criminal(illegal alien) parents, whose assets should be seized, prior to deportation, to support these children.
“Why would making them legal increase costs?”
Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, unemployment benefits, food stamps, welfare, affirmative action, and housing assistance come to mind. All on the taxpayer’s dime.
Combine that with a newly formed rat voting bloc that’s millions strong that will demand an ever increasing number of “entitlements” and you can begin to see the implications.
Florida Studies Reveal Huge Increase in Cost of Illegal Immigration and Widespread Voter Dissatisfaction ----Cost Study and Zogby Poll Offer Comprehensive Statewide Assessment
WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Simultaneous studies, released this week by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), show soaring costs of illegal immigration in Florida and demonstrate strong voter objections to the burdens placed on them by illegal immigration. A new Zogby International poll of 801 likely voters across the state found that, by an overwhelming margin, Floridians believe that illegal immigration is harming their state. Their perceptions are rooted in reality. A separate FAIR study, the Costs of Illegal Immigration to Floridians found that providing education and health care to illegal aliens and their families, and incarcerating criminal illegal aliens, costs state taxpayers more than $3.8 billion annually, more than double the costs measured in 2005.
The Costs of Illegal Immigration to Floridians found that taxpayers spend:
* $3.4 billion a year to educate illegal immigrant children and the U.S. born children of illegal immigrants.
* $290 million a year on unreimbursed health care for illegal aliens.
* $90 million a year to incarcerate criminal illegal aliens.
* The total represents an annual cost to each of Floridas native-born headed households of $678.
The cost study also determined that the illegal alien population in Florida is now 950,000 persons. This represents 7.3 percent of the national total illegal alien population, and it is the nations fourth largest concentration of illegal aliens after California, Texas and New York. It is also about 5.2 percent of Floridas overall population. The Zogby poll found that:
* 71.3% of Florida voters say illegal immigration has a negative impact on the state. Only 14.4% believe it has a positive impact on Florida.
* 83.5% of Florida voters believe illegal aliens have a negative impact on the state budget, versus only 7.9% who believe their impact is positive.
* 57.5% believe illegal immigration should be reduced through better enforcement of immigration laws. Only 36% of Florida voters favor amnesty or legalization for current illegal aliens.
* 68.6% of Florida voters want worksite immigration enforcement to continue.
Only 21.1% support the Obama administrations decision to curtail worksite enforcement. Voters in Florida, like voters everywhere, want their elected officials in Washington and Tallahassee to protect their interests, their jobs, and their tax dollars from the impact of mass illegal immigration, said Stein. At a time when the Obama administration is intent on systematically dismantling immigration enforcement, and congressional leaders are considering a new round of amnesty legislation, voters in this key state are saying unequivocally that it is time political leaders stopped pandering to the illegal immigration lobby, and started enforcing laws that serve the interests of ordinary Americans.
The Costs of Illegal Immigration to Floridians and a summary of the Zogby International Polling results are available at www.fairus.org.
But they already get those benefits while they are illegal. Making them legal wouldn’t do anything except add them to the voter rolls eventually (which is a whole other issue).
Riots almost broke out with the disclosure of the bonuses($160+ millions) paid to AIG executives but the silence following these diclosures wii be deafening.