ICE Scrambles to Meet Deportation Targets

ICE Scrambles to Meet Deportation Targets

“U.S. immigration officials laid out plans last year that would ratchet up expulsions of immigrants convicted of minor crimes as part of an urgent push to make sure the government would not fall short of its criminal deportation targets, new records obtained by USA TODAY show,” USA Today reports.

“Bob Dane, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which favors tougher enforcement, said ICE ‘wouldn’t have to do a hail Mary to juice the numbers’ if it hadn’t ordered its agents to halt efforts to deport some illegal immigrants.”

$2 Billion Medicaid Program Pays for Illegal Immigrants

“Even though federal law largely bars illegal immigrants from obtaining Medicaid coverage, the program annually pays out more than $2 billion in free emergency coverage that mostly goes to illegal immigrants, according to Kaiser Health News. The vast majority of the total emergency care reimbursements cover delivering babies, Kaiser reports,” says the Daily Caller.

“Kaiser reports that hospitals generally realize when patients are illegal immigrants, even though they do not explicitly ask them their status, because they do not possess a Social Security Number, birth certificate or other documents.”

Many Immigrants Moving to the U.S. to Retire and Get Benefits

“Entitlement spending and immigration are two issues that threaten America’s financial future. The two controversies meet in the case of the newly arrived elderly, many of whom have discovered they can cash in on an overly generous welfare system,” notes the Washington Times.

“Medicaid for recent, elderly immigrants is practically a given. They frequently take advantage of Section 8 housing benefits, which can provide an extra place to stay on weekends after keeping an eye on the grandkids during the weekdays. Elderly immigrants crowd waiting lists for Section 8 housing to the extent that the lists get closed to new applicants, resulting in a particularly perverse outcome: Many of those shut out are genuinely poor.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    Miami has 46 times the per capita rate of income tax refund fraud as the rest of the country. It has long led the country in Medicare fraud. Miami-Dade County has the largest percentage of foreign born [over 50%] of any major metropolitan area. No surprise. They bring their corruption here, and then when it’s pointed out, you get called a nativist.

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    If we grant the 11 million illegal aliens amnesty, then the next wave of 11 million illegal aliens can come in a crowd the new citizens out of their Section 8 benefits. Seriously, if your Senator or Representative vote for amnesty, vote them out of office please.

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    This was the beginning to a recent story in the Washington Post by Juliet Eilperin:

    “The United States is not on track to meet it’s international commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, according to a new analysis by the World Resources Institute.”

    Left unmentioned in the entire story was the fact that population growth will make those goals harder to achieve. And our population will grow by another 100 million well before 2050, most of that fueled by immigration. But it’s a see no evil attitude among most on the left, including groups like the Sierra Club, when you point that out. If we have a 1/4 reduction in greenhouse gases, but our population grows by 1/4, we are nowhere.

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      We were 250 million in 1990, we are 315 million today. At current growth rates, we will be 1 billion at century’s end. We are number 3 in the world in population, after China and India. True, there are climate change deniers. But there also seem to be population growrh deniers, as well. Population growth tracks to the hockey stick . The human race never grew byond 1 billion until the 20th century. And now we are 7 billion worldwide.
      A new pope who condones birth control would be a big big help.

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      Try ALL Of America’s Population Growth is Now Immigration

      We’ve been at a 1.7 depopulation birthrate the last 3 years, yet……have simultaneously experienced the biggest immigration population growth in our country’s history.

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    That scam about elderly legal immigrants getting welfare benefits and housing has been going on for years. They are not supposed to be allowed to come here if they are going to be using public benefits and their children are supposed to support them , but there is a five year limit on that. And the minute that limit is up, they’re down at the welfare office applying.

    This is another area where you just have to wonder why blacks, who are more likely to be poor enough to qualify for Section 8 housing. buy into the amnesty nonsense. Whether it’s competition for jobs or access to benefits, blacks as a class are affected more than any other group. And the president’s amnesty proposal will call for quick “family reunification”, no doubt including elderly parents who never paid a nickel of taxes here.

    Of course, we will be told none of that will happen, but we know this administration couldn’t tell the truth if it had to. He said for a couple years that Congress had to approve the Dream Act, he couldn’t do it unilaterally, and then just a few months before the election he does it by executive order. When he claimed he couldn’t do it that way.

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      I am black and I lobbied every AA I knew NOT to vote for Obama and I explained the reasons why — chiefly the effects of amnesty of illegals. Some already knew, but others believed me, but thought Romney/Ryan would be worse for black people. I tried….

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    Medicaid Now Excludes Dental to Those Over 21

    Its also almost impossible now with chain migration crowding of Medicaid for legal American poor to find a doctor who’ll take Medicaid, without costly private healthcare insurance new lower paid Americans can’t possibly afford anyway, let alone the SSI destitute and disabled legal American citizens.

    Medicare, same conundrum.

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      Mass immigration diminishes the bargaining power of the working poor, strains the social safety net, and degrades the environment. Yet most “liberals” dare not question it because the issue has become racialized and PC trumps all of those substantive issues they supposedly care about.