Skip to comments.Data belies Dan Patrick’s ‘illegal invasion’ claim (Chron Hit Piece Barfer)
Posted on 03/26/2014 8:50:20 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
State Sen. Dan Patrick is no stranger to over-the-top statements about immigrants and immigration.
The Houston-area Republican, who is the GOPs leading candidate for lieutenant governor, told a group in 2006 that immigrants are bringing Third World diseases with them, referencing tuberculosis, malaria, polio and leprosy. (A top official at the Department of State Health Services had to slap that down, pointing out, for instance, there hasnt been a case of polio in decades).
When asked to address the issue of immigration at a forum of leading business groups during this campaign, Patrick chose to talk about violent crime, as our Peggy Fikac reported:
He pounded the need for border security by citing hardened criminals we arrested from 2008 to 2012 not illegals who were here for a job, who got four speeding tickets, but hardened criminals 141,000 we put in our jails just in four years in Texas.
They threaten your family. They threaten your life. They threaten your business. They threaten our state, he said, adding they were charged with 447,000 crimes including 2,000 murders and 5,000 rapes.
A spokesman for Patricks campaign, Logan Spence, attributed those statistics back to Texas Department of Public Safety report that was published in 2013.
Neither of those remarks drew nearly as much fire as Patricks description of the influx of undocumented immigrants into Texas as an illegal invasion, a phrase he has repeated on Twitter (see below) and at least one fundraising pitch.
.@juliancastro yes, I am proud to wear the badge of securing our border bc your buddy Obama created this illegal invasion
Dan Patrick (@DanPatrick) January 23, 2014
We must stop the illegal invasion in TX. Unlike Todd Staples, I never voted for healthcare for illegal immigrants. http://t.co/7aZiOD2dPM
Dan Patrick (@DanPatrick) February 19, 2014
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Fell for it again; followed the link to the “Chronicle”. Many of us refer to that paper as the “Houston Democrat Comical”.
Interesting that journalists always feel the need to respond to a statement made by a Republican (here, talking about polio). But statements made by Democrats are reported as gospel.
BTW, I have read recently that there has been a few cases of polio in the US.
bringing Third World diseases with them, referencing tuberculosis, malaria, polio and leprosy.
Santa Clara County has more tuberculosis cases than most U.S. states
Haven’t heard that name in awhile.
In 1993 Peggy Fikac didn’t know she was doing it but she stuck her nose in a place the Clintons didn’t like.
Namely a dope and gun running operation involving the Chicago Police department.
Apparently Little Billy’s Arkansan state troopers had been providing them protection as they traveled through his state.
Surprise she still has a nose.
No choice between Patrick and Dewhurst. Just as we still have Cornball.
“there hasnt been a case of polio in decades).” ?
CDC Urged To Investigate Mystery Polio-Like Illness Affecting California Kids
CBS San Francisco ^ | February 27, 2014 | NA
< /reconquista >
Mexico’s government aids those who want to get into Estados Unidos.
Mexico’s OWN policy towards illegal immigrants is (in the words of their presidente) is to “send back them”.
Partisan Media Shills ping. Thanks BradtotheBone.
Neither of those remarks drew nearly as much fire as Patricks description of the influx of undocumented immigrants into Texas as an illegal invasion,....
Yes, indeed, slap the man down for telling the truth.
“No choice between Patrick and Dewhurst. Just as we still have Cornball.”
Stop with the negative vibes.
Dan Patrick is a Tea Party as one can get. Best man for the Lt. Governor’s post EVER.
ONLY THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE
ILLEGAL Immigrants Receive $Billions Yearly via IRS Loophole
NBC Eyewitness News 13, Indianapolis in Indiana ^ |
Published on May 4, 2012 | Bob Segall
Millions of illegal immigrants are getting bigger tax refunds than you are.
FRAUD IS RAMPANT NATIONWIDE
NBC Eyewitness News 13 in Indiana yes, Indiana shows a massive IRS tax loophole which provides over $4 billion per year in tax credits to millions of illegal aliens. In many cases recipients of American taxpayers misused monies have never set foot in the United States.
Indiana is approximately 1700 miles northeast of the Mexican border.
A device known as the Additional Child Tax Credit is being used to pay for children living in Mexico who have never lived here. One thief admitted through an interpreter that his address is being used to file tax returns for numerous children, including multiple nieces and nephews. If the opportunity is there and they give it [to him] why not take advantage of it? he asked in Spanish. As a stunning example, thousands in tax credits have been awarded to an illegal alien who claimed 20 children live in a single trailer, that actually housed just one little girl.
The IRS is aware of the magnitude of this fraud yet has done nothing to rectify it. In fact, this is the IRS website giving ten tips on how to apply. The application forms are easily downloadable.
Watch this shocking exposé put together by News 13 investigative reporter Bob Segall. He spent three months looking into this outrage.
The Honorable Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration says report after report sent from his office has been ignored by the IRS. Here he is in 2009 reporting on more IRS deceit.
The Harvard educated lawyer has the title Honorable before his name. It obviously belongs there.
If you like phonies, you love Dan Patrick!
Illegal aliens threaten U.S. medical system (”...previously vanquished diseases being spread”)
WND ^ | March 13, 2005
Docs journal reports hospitals being closed, previously vanquished diseases being spread
Cristobal Silverio emigrated illegally from Mexico to Stockton, Calif., in 1997 to work as a fruit picker.
He brought with him his wife, Felipa, and three children, 19, 12 and 8 all illegals. When Felipa gave birth to her fourth child, daughter Flor, the family had what is referred to as an “anchor baby” an American citizen by birth who provided the entire Silverio clan a ticket to remain in the U.S. permanently.
But Flor was born premature, spent three months in the neonatal incubator and cost the San Joaquin Hospital more than $300,000. Meanwhile, oldest daughter Lourdes married an illegal alien gave birth to a daughter, too. Her name is Esmeralda. And Felipa had yet another child, Cristian.
The two Silverio anchor babies generate $1,000 per month in public welfare funding for the family. Flor gets $600 a month for asthma. Healthy Cristian gets $400. While the Silverios earned $18,000 last year picking fruit, they picked up another $12,000 for their two “anchor babies.”
While President Bush says the U.S. needs more “cheap labor” from south of the border to do jobs Americans aren’t willing to do, the case of the Silverios shows there are indeed uncalculated costs involved in the importation of such labor public support and uninsured medical costs.
In fact, the increasing number of illegal aliens coming into the United States is forcing the closure of hospitals, spreading previously vanquished diseases and threatening to destroy America’s prized health-care system, says a report in the spring issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.
“The influx of illegal aliens has serious hidden medical consequences,” writes Madeleine Pelner Cosman, author of the report. “We judge reality primarily by what we see. But what we do not see can be more dangerous, more expensive, and more deadly than what is seen.”
According to her study, 84 California hospitals are closing their doors as a direct result of the rising number of illegal aliens and their non-reimbursed tax on the system.
“Anchor babies,” the author writes, “born to illegal aliens instantly qualify as citizens for welfare benefits and have caused enormous rises in Medicaid costs and stipends under Supplemental Security Income and Disability Income.”
In addition, the report says, “many illegal aliens harbor fatal diseases that American medicine fought and vanquished long ago, such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, leprosy, plague, polio, dengue, and Chagas disease.”
While politicians often mention there are 43 million without health insurance in this country, the report estimates that at least 25 percent of those are illegal immigrants. The figure could be as high as 50 percent.
Not being insured does not mean they don’t get medical care.
Under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1985, hospitals are obligated to treat the uninsured without reimbursement.
“Government imposes viciously stiff fines and penalties on any physician and any hospital refusing to treat any patient that a zealous prosecutor deems an emergency patient, even though the hospital or physician screened and declared the patient’s illness or injury non-emergency,” says the report. “But government pays neither hospital nor physician for treatments. In addition to the fiscal attack on medical facilities and personnel, EMTALA is a handy truncheon with which to pummel politically unpopular physicians by falsely accusing them of violating EMTALA.”
According to the report, between 1993 and 2003, 60 California hospitals closed because half their services became unpaid. Another 24 California hospitals verge on closure, the author writes.
“American hospitals welcome ‘anchor babies,’” says the report. “Illegal alien women come to the hospital in labor and drop their little anchors, each of whom pulls its illegal alien mother, father, and siblings into permanent residency simply by being born within our borders. Anchor babies are citizens, and instantly qualify for public welfare aid: Between 300,000 and 350,000 anchor babies annually become citizens because of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside.”
Among the organizations directing illegal aliens into America’s medical systems, according to the report, are the Ford Foundation-funded Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Immigration Law Center, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration Policy, Practice, and Pro Bono, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, the National Council of La Raza, George Soros’s Open Society Institute, the Migration Policy Institute, the National Network for Immigration and Refugee Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Because drug addiction and alcoholism are classified as diseases and disabilities, the fiscal toll on the health-care system rises.
When Linda Torres was arrested in Bakersfield, Calif., with about $8,500 in small bills in a sack, the police originally thought it was stolen money, explained the report. It was her Social Security lump sum for her disability — heroin addiction.
They must be free of communicable diseases and drug addiction to qualify for lawful permanent residency green cards,” writes Cosman, a medical lawyer, who formerly taught medical students at the City University of New York. “Illegal aliens simply cross our borders medically unexamined, hiding in their bodies any number of communicable diseases.”
Many illegals entering this country have tuberculosis, according to the report.
“That disease had largely disappeared from America, thanks to excellent hygiene and powerful modern drugs such as isoniazid and rifampin,” says the report. “TB’s swift, deadly return now is lethal for about 60 percent of those infected because of new Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. Until recently MDR-TB was endemic to Mexico. This Mycobacterium tuberculosis is resistant to at least two major anti-tubercular drugs. Ordinary TB usually is cured in six months with four drugs that cost about $2,000. MDR-TB takes 24 months with many expensive drugs that cost around $250,000 with toxic side effects. Each illegal with MDR-TB coughs and infects 10 to 30 people, who will not show symptoms immediately. Latent disease explodes later.
The rest of the facts
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BORDER
Is the Houston Comical available in Spanish yet?