Sunday, January 07, 2007

42% of babies born in California to illegals on taxpayer's dime.

Nation: That is just in 2004 at taxpayer expense and some of those who come here are getting angry they are paying for some services now. 40% born in San Diego county are too illegals.

NORTH COUNTY ---- A state report quietly released last spring shows illegal immigrants made up the largest single group of those giving birth at taxpayer expense in the state and in San Diego County in 2004. The May report, "Medi-Cal Funded Deliveries," states that of the 14,350 taxpayer-funded births in the county that year, 5,814, or 40.5 percent, were to illegal immigrants. That is an 18 percent increase over the 4,916 Medi-Cal-funded deliveries to illegal immigrants in San Diego County in 2001, as shown in an earlier state report.
Check this ungrateful nitwit who is getting care on our dime.
Silvia, a native of Oaxaca, Mexico, said Medi-Cal paid labor and delivery costs for both of her children, and added that she is frustrated that now she has to pay for their medical care and that she expected Friday's doctor visit to cost her $35. "I think they should pay," said the woman who earns $11 an hour at a local factory but receives no health benefits. "I buy things, I pay taxes." A few minutes later, a woman named Maria was leaving the clinic with her 6-year-old son and 5-month-old daughter. The 27-year-old native of San Luis, Mexico, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity, said she is a single mom who struggles to survive by cleaning houses. She said she has lived in the U.S. for 13 years and is an illegal immigrant. Medi-Cal paid the delivery costs for her children, Maria said, adding that she is grateful for the help.
Thats nice, come here to have her anchor babies and then blasts them for actually having her pay for some services which she doesn't deserve in the first place.
San Diego County's 5,814 births to illegal immigrants in 2004 placed it third in the rankings of the 58 counties in the state. Topping the list was Los Angeles County, with 41,240, followed by Orange County, with 10,979 births to illegal immigrant mothers.
Brian Bilbray wants to end the birthright citizenship and opponents are unhappy of course.
Opponents to legislation that would remove the right to automatic birthright citizenship say that such a law would face constitutional challenges. They say the only way birthright citizenship will ever end would be through the approval of another constitutional amendment. And that is a much higher hurdle. A constitutional amendment can be made if requested by two-thirds of both houses of Congress or by the legislatures of two-thirds of the states. Then, the legislatures in three-fourths of the states would have to ratify such an amendment for it to become part of the U.S. Constitution. A spokesman for the San Diego-based, human-rights organization American Friends Service Committee said Wednesday it's easy to condemn illegal immigrants when looking at only one part of the picture. For example, many illegal immigrants use Social Security numbers that are made up or that belong to others. Money deducted from wages for Social Security is money the illegal immigrants will never see again, said Pedro Rios, San Diego office director for the Quaker organization. Illegal immigrants also pay sales tax every time they go to the store and other federal and state taxes every time they buy gasoline, he said. "These are all things that aren't being looked at," Rios said.
First off, everyone pays taxes on stuff at the store and when they buy gas, you want an award for paying a tax that you can't avoid? As for money deducted from the wages due to criminal fraud, consider that payment due to America for using services you should not be entitled too in the first place.
Like Vista Community Clinic doctor Wosk, Rios said that paying for pre- and postnatal care and delivery costs saves the taxpayers more money because it makes for safer, less-expensive deliveries and healthier babies and mothers, who are less likely to be a taxpayer burden further down the road. Bilbray said that such an argument simply shows that illegal immigrants are holding society hostage. "It ends up being an extortion game," he said. "Illegal immigrants are telling taxpayers, 'Either you pay for us now or pay us more much later,' " Bilbray said.
Exactly. Now these are 2004 numbers, imagine what they are today.

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