Barbara Boxer: Take Money From Border Security To Fund Immigrant Healthcare
The Rubio/McCain amnesty plan is all pain for America and no gain. It gives amnesty to illegal aliens, actually makes the security situation worse, hands American jobs to foreigners, will cost trillions of dollars and will end up doing little other than importing poverty into America in an effort to shore up the voter roles for the Democrats.
Now Barbara Boxer wants to make the bill EVEN WORSE.
Sen. Barbara Boxer plans to push for Washington to provide $250 million and perhaps more to help local and state governments pay the cost of healthcare to uninsured immigrants who seek legal status under legislation now before the Senate.
Officials from Los Angeles County–home to an estimated 1.1 million people in the country illegally, one-tenth of the nation’s total–have expressed concern that local taxpayers will be “left holding the bag” to pay for the healthcare costs.
….Her proposal calls for providing the money without increasing the federal budget deficit by using some of the money paid by applicants for legalization, much of which is now earmarked to further secure the border.
Boxer said that she also would seek to amend the bill to shorten by five years the amount of time applicants for legalization would become eligible for the federal “safety net programs supported by their tax dollars.”
Currently, many applicants would be forced to wait 15 years or more before gaining access to programs such as Medicaid. Under her amendment, the longest an applicant would wait is 10 years.
If this bill passes, there’s not a chance in hell illegals will have to wait a decade to become citizens and start soaking up government benefits. This bill is all about amnesty at any cost and security never and the only thing Barbara Boxer is doing is giving us a preview of what we’re going to hear over and over if it’s passed. It’s Obamacare applied to immigration and it’s absolutely shameful that there are Republicans who would even consider voting for a bill this bad for America.