Should illegal aliens receive more benefits than American citizens? Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton think they do and have been doing everything possible to see that illegals are better off than you and I are.
Try going to a hospital emergency room or urgent care center and expect them to treat you at no charge. Yet our liberal federal government forces hospitals and other medical facilities to provide free medical care for illegals at the cost to American citizens.
I have family and friends throughout Arizona. Some of them have told me how a number of hospitals and urgent care centers in smaller cities in the southern part of the state have had to close their doors. Why? Because they were losing too much money treating illegals and could no longer afford to stay open. One person I know has told me that there used to be a small local hospital less than a mile from his home. Four years ago, that hospital closed and now everyone in his community must travel nearly 100 miles to the next closest hospital. He says everyone worries about what will happen in the case of a medical emergency and help is an hour and a half away.
Reports like this really gall me because I’m a natural born American citizen who has been working and paying taxes since I was 15 and I don’t get free medical care. The opposite is true. Due to our age and prior health issues, the cheapest healthcare insurance I can get costs $816 a month and that comes with a $4000 deductible and then only pays 60% of ‘covered’ expenses.
Additionally, I have paid taxes for nearly 50 years to support public education for American citizens. It really really galls me to see hundreds of thousands of illegals taking advantage of the free public schools without every paying into them. Many schools have had to cancel many programs – sports, music, art, theater, etc. – because they have to educate too many illegals.
That’s why the news of Mayte Lara Ibarra bragging about her being an illegal really sets me off. Earlier this month, Ibarra graduated as the valedictorian of her high school, David Crockett High School in Austin, Texas. After her graduation, she tweeted a photo of herself, her and her family with an emoji of a medal, Mexican flag, ‘hookem horns’ finger sign and graduation cap. Her tweet stated:
“Valedictorian, 4.5GPA, full tuition paid for at UT, 13 cords/medals, nice legs, oh and I’m undocumented.”
Her tweet went viral. Some applauded her for her accomplishments and many were angered over her bragging about it and being an illegal alien. Eventually, Ibarra deactivated her Twitter account because of all of the negative feedback it was drawing. Even her employer, CVS was getting negative comments asking them if they were aware that they employed an illegal.
To matters worse, Ibarra is a liar. After all of the negative feedback, Ibarra told the local media that it was all a misunderstanding because she really wasn’t an undocumented, I prefer illegal, immigrant. Less than a day later, she again reversed herself saying that she was an illegal. So which is it?
I don’t care what age someone like Ibarra was when they came to the US illegally. The fact is that they are here illegally and Barack Obama had no legal right to declare his DACA scheme to keep her and millions of other illegals in the US just so they can cast illegal votes in November’s election.
Am I for building a wall like Donald Trump calls for? You betcha. In fact, I’ve often written how to do it a lot cheaper than Trump or anyone else is talking about. We have many construction crews in our military that can build entire military bases, ports, etc. Since we already pay them to be in the military, have them build the wall. That cuts the cost of labor, the highest cost of most projects, down to next to nothing. Once the wall is built, have our military protect our border instead of the borders of places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
I’ve seen firsthand how illegals have destroyed entire communities and towns. I’ve seen and know of their impact on law abiding American citizens who no long have safe neighborhoods or emergency health care close by. Where I lived in Mesa Arizona was a nice family neighborhood. Now that area of the city is no different than Nogales, Mexico. Our old home and yard are trashed as is the rest of the neighborhood. The stores we shopped in are all Hispanic, even all of the signs are in Spanish, no English. I’ve been told that you risk your life just driving down street.
I also know friends who have had a hard time finding work because so many illegals will work for cash under the table. Once good paying construction jobs are hard to find because so many illegals can swing a hammer.
So when an illegal like Ibarra begins bragging about how she has taken advantage of America and American taxpayers, I don’t care how good of a student she is. If it was up to me, I would ship her and high school diploma and rest of her illegal family, back over the border to Mexico and tell her if she wants to continue to take advantage of what America has to offer to do it legally, like many of my friends from other countries have done. Come her legally and you will be welcome. Come here illegally, expect to have your butt sent right back home.