La Raza Demands Obama’s Health Reform Plan Cover Illegal Aliens

La Raza Demands Obama’s Health Reform Plan Cover Illegal Aliens

Legislative Update, Federation for American Immigration Reform, June 22, 2009

On Monday, June 15, the National Council of La Raza (La Raza), an open borders advocacy group, issued a statement calling upon Congress to ensure that illegal aliens are given health benefits if and when Congress considers health care reform.

La Raza’s statement “strongly urge[d] President Obama and Congress to make every effort to ensure that health care reform reaches all communities” in the United States, and stressed that “one out of every three uninsured persons and roughly 40% of all uninsured children [in the United States] are Latino,” and demanded “health care reform that makes coverage affordable and accessible for everyone—all families and all children.”

La Raza President and CEO Janet Murguía used the statement to emphasize that “everyone in the U.S. should contribute to a new health system,” and that “Latinos [would] accept their responsibility” to contribute to a new health care system and “will pay their fair share for the health coverage they need.” While the statement does not reference illegal immigration specifically, or distinguish between legal and illegal aliens, it does express concern that adding new, expensive verification and documentation procedures for immigrants would “severely restrict access to health care coverage.” (La Raza Press Release, June 15, 2009).

Specific research has shown that many illegal aliens lack health insurance and represent a disproportionate share of the United States’ uninsured population. The Pew Hispanic Center’s recent report, A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States, found that 59% of illegal aliens in the United States had no form of health insurance in 2007, and that 45% of illegal alien children were also without health coverage in 2007. It also found that even the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens were insured at the low rate of 25%, and that there was a significant disparity between the volume of uninsured illegal aliens and the volume of uninsured U.S. citizens and other legal residents. (Pew Hispanic Center Report, April 14, 2009).

Pew’s information has support in federal statistics: data collected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Census Bureau for the same time frame show that approximately 33.2% of the foreign-born population in the United States (a category which does not differentiate between newly naturalized citizens, legal permanent residents, and illegal aliens) were uninsured in 2007, and that almost 10 million foreign-born non-citizens lacked health insurance in 2007. (DHS Fact Sheet, February 2009).

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 7:17 PM

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one day samd will mow my lawn and reaper will wash my dishes......one day....oh yes!!!!

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 7:28 PM

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lolololo....lil dragon i am no way offended.....i can take a joke.....its when someone is serious that offends me....big differance......are you old enough to drive a rigshaw yet?

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 7:39 PM

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well lil dragon

don't feel bad if you can't drive........its in the genes......lolololol

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Are you fucking kidding me?!?!?!?

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4 years 37 weeks ago, 11:12 PM

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brown pride = a ok
black pride = double a ok
white/european pride = racist bigots

thats how it is. remember, we should be ashamed of who we are and where we came from if that where happens to be europe...

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4 years 22 weeks ago, 7:31 PM

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1911, since you

choose not to tell us anything about yourself (name, rank, serial # etc.) and you have spent little time on Gunslot (so we get to know you), I am interested in hearing why you find this post so offensive.....look bro, I am not picking a fight......but all of us white anglio saxon Americans feel this way from time to time when we seem to have less benefits than our fellow man.....I agree with that post,......Black pride....check!........Brown pride.....check!.....White pride, fuck NO!, you are a 'white supremist'!.....I don't think so!

For Crist sakes, ebear is of Mexican decent and we give him shit about it....BUT! He is a legal, productive citizen of the United States of America and for that he deserves our respect and he gets it!

I will hop off my soap box now........Chill out dude!......."all men are created equal" in the eyes of the Lord!

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4 years 22 weeks ago, 7:34 PM

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You have said it all bro. and AMEN to it.

4 years 22 weeks ago, 8:32 PM

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Yeah Snake,

I don't know what came over me, but I think our buddy clintlebo is an UN-healthy influence....Ha ha ha ha!

I ment what I said, everyone is entitled to their pride....c'ept the 'white anglio saxon' it would seem? BULL FUCKING SHIT!......I am Scots/Irish, mom's side Scotland and Dad's side Ireland and I am proud of that, why is that wrong?

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4 years 22 weeks ago, 7:52 PM

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1911, who are you?

You should tell us something about yourself. Your preceding comment indicated that you're mad about something. OK, everybody gets mad from time to time. What is it that you're mad about?

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4 years 22 weeks ago, 8:01 PM

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1911

I agree with ecaman. Who are you? What are you pissed about?

4 years 22 weeks ago, 8:16 PM

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You want health insurance? Buy it like the rest of us. Can't afford it? Find a better job and work for it, that's what real Americans do. Can't get a decent job 'cause you got no green card? Your problem not mine, go back to wherever and try to get into America legally. Oh and learn english while you're at it. If I moved to another country I would sure as hell do whatever I had to to learn the language spoken by the majority of the people there. Welll.......... there are some things I won't do for anything or anyone, sorry Ebear.

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Heartbreak Ridge for the umpteenth time..still good

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4 years 22 weeks ago, 8:39 PM

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4 years 22 weeks ago, 7:09 PM

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Big mis-understanding

maybe I mis-interpreted the meaning of the post, my family is white and from Europe (Italian)
so I took ofense to:

"white/european pride = racist bigots

thats how it is. remember, we should be ashamed of who we are and where we came from if that where happens to be europe..."

I agree our skin color does not matter and we were all born equal, I thought the poster was a Muslim bashing white europeans.
my apoligies if I offended anybody.

I will update my bio

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4 years 22 weeks ago, 7:17 PM

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It's cool bro,

I just kinda raised my eyebrows when I saw that post, it's like WTF?

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4 years 22 weeks ago, 7:48 PM

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1911, you are a discrase to those American Numbers! you would know what I just said if yer not Illegal or Liberal!!
I've allready typed what I got. As an Okie I was fix'n to give you some Okie RedNeck advice!
I scrolled up to read more to get my shit stright, an seen yer other Post. Other wise you would have gotten an Okie ass bich'n session!! You can 'chill' I was thinking you could be eather a
Liberal, or Illeagle, but you speak (type) fair English . I am English ( hate the English) Indian (Fether, NOT DOT), Mexcian, and somthun else! How's that grab yer ASS! (Hinz 57) I'd say, good Breed'n?????

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you da man

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