You greedy liberal fucks!?!?!
You can’t be satisfied can you? You’re just as bad as the right wing nuts.
The White House decision to deny health benefits also underscores how far the president’s expected actions will fall short of providing the kind of full membership in American society that activists have spent decades fighting for. The immigrants covered by Mr. Obama’s actions are also unlikely to receive public benefits like food stamps, Medicaid coverage or other need-based federal programs offered to citizens and some legal residents.
The health care restriction may be the most immediate concern for many immigrants and for activists who have urged Mr. Obama to act to prevent deportations. Advocates for immigrant rights were infuriated in 2012 when the White House ruled that Dreamers would not get subsidized insurance coverage.
We can’t open our door to every poor person in the hemisphere. There has to be limits to how many immigrants we let in and what we do for them.
Of course, we have to recognize that people will come whether we welcome them or not. Its not incumbent upon us to make it easy, nor is it incumbent upon us to provide illegal immigrants with services we can’t fully provide to our own citizens. Besides, what these liberal whiners miss is that illegal immigrants can still purchase healthcare like the rest of us. They are not being denied healthcare and they are not being denied health insurance (so far as I know). They are being denied subsidized insurance payments.
On one hand, they said, Mr. Obama plans to provide relief to millions of undocumented immigrants so that they can come out of the shadows and be better integrated into American society. On the other hand, they said, the administration is shutting them out of the health care system that would help them become productive members of society.
Not true. They are not currently shut out of the system any more than poor US citizens are. We can’t afford to give our own citizens decent healthcare in this broken system, but they can receive some healthcare. I can’t believe the temerity of someone who has just received the biggest gift illegal immigrants have ever received asking for subsidized healthcare too.
The problem is that it’s not the grateful poor saying this. Its the agenda driven activists on the far left. STFU, learn to pick your battles, and let a win be a win without getting greedy for more.
Arriving at our doorstep doesn’t immediately confer the right to be a US citizen, nor should it immediately confer all of the rights and services afforded to those living here legally. There is and must continue to be a tiered and phased approach to becoming a legal resident and then, if desired, a US citizen. Few if any reasonable people would say that immigrants should be allowed to vote upon arrival. The provision of services and conferral of other rights should take time as well. What I believe Obama’s most recent executive actions do is attempt to clear away the gray area new arrivals get stuck in. Whether that works remains to be seen. Whether it becomes a welcome mat for any and all, prompting waves of immigrants beyond our capacity, will determine its success.
NYTimes: Obama’s Plan Could Shield Four Million