Today's Illegal Immigration News
Thursday, March 29, 2012
SEATTLE JOINS FIGHT AGAINST ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW
Seattle joined more than 40 cities and counties across the country in a friend-of-the-court filing urging the U.S. Supreme court to strike down Arizona’s infamously successful anti-illegal immigration law. Siding with the federal government, Seattle and others are saying Arizona’s 2010 law cracking down on illegal immigration encourages racial profiling. The cities and counties signing the amicus brief span the country from coast to coast and include New York, Boston, Miami, and San Francisco to name a few. They argue that the provisions of Arizona’s law are impractical, costly, and damaging to relationships between law-enforcement agencies and immigrant communities.
Craig Keller, who leads an anti-illegal immigration group called Respect Washington, despises Seattle’s decision to join the fray saying Arizona only acted because the feds failed to. Keller said, "Arizona's Legislature enacted SB 1070, now challenged by the illegal-alien lobby," Keller said. "This lobby now includes the clowns whose salaries we pay at the City Attorney's Office." We say Seattle should mind their own business.
OBAMACARE MANDATE EXCLUDES ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
ObamaCare excludes illegal immigrants from purchasing health insurance through exchanged that the federal government and states are expected to set up through the law even though as a group they are among the worst non-insured offenders for seeking the emergency room for non-urgent care while others turn to free clinics and public health centers. However, about 31 percent of illegal immigrants have insurance obtained through work while only about 16 percent of Americans lack insurance.
According to U.S. Rep. Barletta who voted against ObamaCare, "Illegal aliens will not face any of the financial penalties associated with the law, and they will continue to reap the benefits of their illegal stay in the United States," Barletta said by email. "If we cease providing free health care to illegal aliens, not only would we remove a huge magnet drawing them to the United States, but it would also be one more reason for the millions and millions of illegal aliens already in the country to self-deport."
ObamaCare, if not defeated, will require citizens and legal residents to buy insurance unless they have religious objections, are Native Americans or earn so little that they don’t have to file a tax return. Those who fail to purchase insurance will start incurring penalties ranging between $695 and $2,085 per family, per year, by 2016. Under ObamaCare nothing will stop illegal immigrants from getting free health care at emergency rooms even though all will be barred from paying into the pot through purchasing private insurance or paying penalties AKA taxes depending on which court date you reference.