California is expanding Medicaid and a new study finds that over half of all illegal immigrants in California earn incomes so low that they would be eligible for the state Medicaid system Medi-Cal, according to a new study by the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California.
There are about 2.6 million illegal immigrants living in California and 1.4 million would be eligible.
In some areas, such as Los Angeles County, the number of illegal immigrants eligible rises to 58 percent.
To qualify, a family must earn less than 138% of the federal poverty line. What should be noted is many, if not most, of the illegal immigrants work off the books and make more than they account for.
This is one of the self-inflicted costs by the state because of poor policies. They are policies to welcome illegal immigrants.
Politico reported in July that despite illegal immigrants being “intentionally excluded” from President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, Golden State Sen. Ricardo Lara has spearheaded the Health for All Act.
“We are trying to come up with sensible, progressive policies that help to integrate every Californian,” Lara said. “It just makes common sense.”
It will cost $1 billion to start but that’s only the beginning. He’s very generous with taxpayer dollars and believes there is no bottom to the barrel.
If we stop giving illegal immigrants benefits we can’t afford to give and stop giving them jobs, most will stop coming and they are all now coming via cartels.
Of course, terrorists and cartels will continue to come and that is why we need border and visa controls.
Illegal alien gangs are a serious problem in the United States.
According to the FBI, criminal gangs – in some regions comprised significantly of illegal aliens – are wreaking havoc in the U.S., with 65 jurisdictions nationwide reporting gang-related offenses committed with firearms account for at least 95 percent of crime in those areas.
The FBI further documented gangs in Southwestern border regions consisting of up to 80 percent illegal aliens were committing a multitude of crimes in America, “including drug-related crimes, weapons trafficking, alien smuggling, human trafficking, prostitution, extortion, robbery, auto theft, assault, homicide, racketeering, and money laundering.”
The information was contained in the FBI’s 79-page National Gang Report of 2013, the most recently released extensive agency report providing an overview of gang activities and trends in the United States.
ICE RELEASED 30,000 convicted criminal aliens in 2014 (and another 36,000 in 2013), according to data obtained by the House Judiciary Committee. The president’s executive actions are part of a larger strategy to allow as many illegal aliens as possible to remain in the United States. That policy has added to the 347,000 convicted criminal aliens who are currently released into the interior,1,400 of whom are known to have committed new crimes. Their victims are collateral damage of federal government’s sanctuary policies. Check this article from the hill.
A border agent explains what is happening at the border: