By Allen West
According to Kerry Picket in Breitbart.com, “The Obama administration has been helping to facilitate a series of events nationwide at Mexican Consulate offices to enroll people in Obamacare – and a key activist says the efforts are “our responsibility” regardless of citizenship” [Emphasis mine].
“Whether they’re Mexican nationals or whether they’re United States citizens or whether they’re in transition – and if they’re there it is our responsibility within all of America to educate on the Affordable Care Act,” Enroll America Field Organizer Jose Medrano told Breitbart News on Wednesday.
So, the inquisitive mind has to wonder, how many of these millions of Obamacare signups are illegal immigrants?
As Ms. Picket points out, “Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), undocumented immigrants aren’t supposed to be receiving government-run health benefits or subsidized coverage. However, President Barack Obama told Latinos in early March that the Healthcare.gov website would not be used to find out about an individual’s immigration status. None of the information that is provided in order for you to obtain health insurance is in any way transferred to immigration services,” he said.
Once again, Americans get duped, because basically the President has told the Hispanic community — and all others — you can find amnesty within my Obamacare.
“Promoting Obamacare at a Mexican consulate raises three major policy concerns,” said Stephen Miller, a spokesman for top immigration hawk Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). “One, the possibility that illegal immigrants could fraudulently access federal subsidies; two, that such promotions provide a financial inducement to unlawfully enter the U.S. (or overstay a visa) by offering households headed by illegal immigrants federal subsidies through their legal relatives or dependents; and three, that these activities widen an existing flaw in our legal admissions process by continuing to subvert the principle that those seeking to lawfully enter the U.S. should be financially self-sufficient,” Miller said.
If we are to solve the problem of illegal immigration, one of the first steps is to cancel taxpayer-funded benefits to those who are here illegally. We are a nation in debt to the tune of $17.4 trillion and our unfunded liabilities are close to $100 trillion.
Read more: AllenWest.com
The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.