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this does not necessarily seem to be the case since there is now a huge issue where illegals can easily obtain fake documents to find work, apply for benefits, etc.Originally posted by nytehawk:
Free emergency care??? Hah! Thats a good joke! The only place you can get emergency care despite of your ability to pay is NYC because it is the law. Illegals only show up at emergency when they are at death's door because exposing their status means deportation.
Hey TM, the illegals did NOT vote for that law. They cant vote. Gotta show proof of citizenship to register, remember? So what kinda "me first" legal citizen idiots did vote when that law was up? And who stayed home? It just doesnt work to pin that law on illegal immigrants.Originally posted by TrumpetMaster:
I grew up in Queens and now live on Long Island.
Same crap in NYC is going on here. They have even passed a law out here that if an ambulance is on an alpha call (not critical) and a delta call comes in (very serious) the ambulance can no longer be diverted to the more serious condition.
subsequently, the person with the hangnail getting a free ride to the ER plus fre care is keeping the EMTs away from assisting those who truly need immediate assistance.
How about implementing a system as Selma suggested, or the old migrant farm worker program? That way we have the cheap labor, and the employers and workers are pulling their fair share. That way it is now, the employer shafts not only their workers by underpaying them, but us by skipping out on the taxes they're supposed to be paying, and then the taxpayers get that little bit extra by having to cover for services rendered to the illegals, exacerbated by the fact of the illegals trying to keep off the radar scope and waiting until their need is extreme.Originally posted by piqaboo:
There IS an economic upside to low cost labor. It does roll down to all levels of society. It would be tough to analyze. My guess is the cost of produce would skyrocket if we busted all the employers. Might cost each of us more than our share of taxes to cover public services for illegal residents.
Particularly if we are trying to get in our 9 a day (revised food pyramid).
let’s look at your neck of the woods. illegal immigrant population is costing taxpayers more than $10.5 billion per year for education, medical care and incarceration.Originally posted by piqaboo:
I would like to see an unbiased analysis of the various costs...
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