How America Treats Illegal Aliens vs. Veterans

Illegal-ImmigrantsA government that fails to secure its borders is guilty of dereliction of duty. A government that fails to care for our men and women on the frontlines is guilty of malpractice. A government that puts the needs of illegal aliens above U.S. veterans for political gain should be prosecuted for criminal neglect bordering on treason.

Compare, contrast and weep:

In Sacramento, Calif., lawmakers are moving forward with a budget-busting plan to extend government-funded health insurance to at least 1.5 million illegal aliens.

In Los Angeles, federal bureaucrats callously canceled an estimated 40,000 diagnostic tests and treatments for American veterans with cancer and other illnesses to cover up a decade-long backlog.

In New York, doctors report that nearly 40 percent of their patients receiving kidney dialysis are illegal aliens. A survey of nephrologists in 44 states revealed that 65 percent of them treat illegal aliens with kidney disease.

In Memphis, a VA whistleblower reported that his hospital was using contaminated kidney dialysis machines to treat America’s warriors. The same hospital previously had been investigated for chronic overcrowding at its emergency room, leading to six-hour waits or longer. Another watchdog probe found unconscionable delays in processing lab tests at the center. In addition, three patients died under negligent circumstances, and the hospital failed to enforce accountability measures.

In Arizona, illegal aliens incurred health care costs totaling an estimated $700 million in 2009.

In Phoenix, at least 40 veterans died waiting for VA hospitals and clinics to treat them, while government officials created secret waiting lists to cook the books and deceive the public about deadly treatment delays.

At the University of California at Berkeley, UC President Janet Napolitano (former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security) has offered $5 million in financial aid to illegal alien students. Across the country, 16 states offer in-state tuition discounts for illegal aliens: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.

In addition, the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education, the University of Hawaii Board of Regents and the University of Michigan Board of Regents all approved their own illegal alien tuition benefits.

In 2013, the nation’s most selective colleges and universities had enrolled just 168 American veterans, down from 232 in 2011. Anti-war activists have waged war on military recruitment offices at elite campuses for years. The huge influx of illegal aliens in state universities is shrinking the number of state-subsidized slots for vets.

In 2013, the Obama Department of Homeland Security released 36,007 known, convicted criminal illegal aliens, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. The catch-and-release beneficiaries include thugs convicted of homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, and thousands of drunk or drugged driving crimes.

The same Department of Homeland Security issued a report in 2009 that identified returning combat veterans as worrisome terrorist and criminal threats to America.

In Washington, Big Business and open-borders lobbyists are redoubling efforts to pass another massive illegal alien amnesty to flood the U.S. job market with low-wage labor.

Across the country, men and women in uniform returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan have higher jobless rates than the civilian population. The unemployment rate for new veterans has spiked to its worst levels, nearing 15 percent. For veterans ages 24 and under, the jobless rate is a whopping 29.1 percent, compared to 17.6 percent nationally for the age group.

A Forbes columnist reported last year that an Air Force veteran was told: “We don’t hire your kind.”

And last December, Democrats led the charge to reduce cost-of-living increases in military pensions — while blocking GOP Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions’ efforts to close a $4.2 billion loophole that allows illegal aliens to collect child tax credits from the IRS, even if they pay no taxes. The fraudulent payments to illegal aliens would have offset the cuts to veterans’ benefits.

America: medical and welfare welcome mat to the rest of the world, while leavings its best and bravest veterans to languish in hospital lounges, die waiting for appointments, and compete for jobs and educational opportunities against illegal border-crossers, document fakers, visa violators and deportation evaders. Shame on us.

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  • TheOrdinaryMan

    Michelle’s last sentence, “Shame on us,” is telling. Because there isn’t any shame in the Democrat party anymore, and not enough to shake a stick at among the Republicans. They’ll do anything and say anything for votes, and America can go to h—. No sense of the common good anymore, either. Meanwhile, U.S. marine Andrew Tahmooresi languishes in a Mexican prison, for missing the turn to go back to the USA. Imagine that–concerned Americans have to fight the Mexican government to get Andrew released; but Mexicans can come here-illegally. mind you–and get In-state tuition discounts, and just about anything else they fancy–for the taking. All we care about is playing, “Whose the racist?” America is finished.

    • victoryman

      The case of Andrew Tahmooresi only highlights (Again) the lack of respect other countries now have for our country and the Golfer-in-chief. All foreign leaders know he can be rolled like a bowling ball……to the detriment of our Country. Unfortunately, the downgrading of our Country is Obama’s plan….and with the help of the lock step democrat party an, of course, the state run media, he is succeeding.

  • SAD AMERICAN

    We are seeing the DEATH of America The inmates are running the asylum. All these states are going bankrupt because of the handouts. Why is anyone who is here illegally getting ANYTHING? President Obama’s goal is the destruction of what AMERICA is. He wants a total transformation and he is doing a great job destroying everything that is, or rather was great about this country.

    • http://ndgoon.blogspot.com/ Goon’s ND Redneck

      The reason the democrats are giving illegals’ free stuff is that they think they’re are going to pass a 11-20 million voter registration scheme for illegal democrats. They’re cow towing to them.

  • cheyko

    I believe it isn’t the American people, but those in leadership that are doing what is being done; done but the American people are angry. and disagree! Hopefully these people will be replaced with those who agree more with the “common people” in the next elections!.

    • Demetrius Minneapolis

      I agree with your position as well. I think the MAJORITY of Americans think in fairly similar terms as we Frontpage readers do. But the spin is out there indicating that we are but a small minority. Funny, in my circle, I have yet to hear of anyone who voted for Obama in ’08 that admits to voting for him in ’12. Others say the same of their friend/co-worker/etc networks.

      • cheyko

        It is my opinion, that due to many dead voting, many illegals voting and double voting-all of which the Dems say are lnot being done and simply lies-he got re-elected. I fear for the next election the same happens, yet nothing is ever done about it. (Recently I wondered why with all the new “electees” nothing in government is changed, and realized that there is an agenda-the New World Order-and these elected now think they will be part of it. Of course this is a lie for they will suddenly “disappear” after being used; like our present President did to those who elected him. They don’t realize they sold their soul for fame and fortune.)

        • Atikva

          I agree. While I believe Mr. Obama was elected in 2008, I have serious doubt about the legitimacy of his 2012 “re-election”. Too many things didn’t add up.

  • krinks

    Having served myself I say with no equivocation, shame on any of you serving today. You are wasting your time, doing more harm than good.

  • Capt Bob

    The Illigals have more done for them than the 62,000 Homeless American Veterans. WHY

    • cheyko

      Have you forgotten the President said there would be a change? He wants distribution of wealth of everyone but him and his friends? He has always been against the military-as were the Clinton’s-and therefore what he said when running for office-regarding VA-he quickly forgot? Notice he doesn’t fire anyone, especially if they are black or incompetent, because he never ran an organization. In the future many things will come out about the true Obama. Sad the media were so in love with him their eyes were blinded to the truth and we now have what we have a leaderless leader hiding behind a woman; woman called Valerie Jarrett who happens to have been born in Iran and is a Muslim.

  • Sasha Fierce

    Poor poor journalism. Author should be ashamed. Leave immigrants alone

    • CowboyUp

      you left off the “illegal,” in front of “immigrants.” Poor poor comment.

  • sonoftompaine

    Michelle, lists almost two dozen major government obscenities against the people and underlying it all, obscenities provided for the alien Catholic invaders.
    Until the Pope and all Catholic politicians are called out, to end SANCTUARY, these crimes against the citizens of America will continue in relative secret. Don’t mention they are all Catholic, just like don’t mention Hillary is a lesbian alcoholic. Like don’t mention Obama;s gay bathhouse days, and all his old now dead boy friends. Propaganda is state lies AND censorship, as taught by communist Lenin.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “Until the Pope and all Catholic politicians are called out, to end SANCTUARY, these crimes against the citizens of America will continue in relative secret. ”

      Hmmm. You might have a point.

      • sonoftompaine

        END SANCTUARY the Pope ends Sanctuary ! Brilliant idea
        IF it could ever happen the Pope reversing himself and all the
        damage he has plotted against us At least start by bringing it out in the open and get citizen Catholics to see the CRIME

  • http://vato21stcentury.blogspot.com/ Jim S.

    The Fallen Brothers and Sisters and Our Veterans Community are Not a Corporate Marketing Tool!!!

    “If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too” “not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American.” -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013 {never to call these past couple of generations a ‘greatest generation’}

    “”Conservatives outraged over treatment of veterans filibustered better health care for vets in February 2014″”
    Conservatives Continue Attacks on Individual Military Veterans’, while waving ‘their’ flags of ‘patriotism(?)’: ‘Fox’s Allen West Attacks Decorated Vet Rep. Tammy Duckworth’, they’re cult followers ignore, Again!!

    Fox News contributor Ben Carson Calls Veterans Affairs Scandal A ‘Gift From God’, yup, for them campaign contribution flyers, ignoring their total hypocrisy and no qualms to show very publicly on the floor of both congressional houses, into the congressional public record, as their supporters wave their flags and spit on us Veterans’ from their free wars, we got us credit cards, especially!!!

    Conservatives Pro-Business right-wing Think Tank American Enterprise Institutes own Sally Satel, Still Selling Care for PTSD Veterans is Waste of Money! Nemisis of us Veitnam Veterans who fought for recognition of! She, and some others, have made very lucretive livings writing and speaking in denial of, giving reason to country and politicians serving them to ignore, and thus have the blood of hundreds of thousands of not only military, military veterans but civilians who suffer the ravages from extreme trauma’s, on just one long of many ignored issues by those served issue so they need not pay for care!

    STOP BLAMING EVERYONE ELSE, LOOK IN THE MIRROR: The VA is the peoples Responsibility, through their elected representatives!! We don’t serve the corporate America, so the conservative want to privatize, for corporate profit especially when you look at the private health care and problems in, is absolutely a no go, we serve the Country and it’s Constitution!!

    Congress does the ‘will of the people’, and the people like ‘free wars’ and ‘free results’ from,tens of thousands have died as those served ignore the issues of, sooooo patriotic, unless it’s sooooo patriotic to slam, conservative ideology, the VA their responsibility, use Military and us Veterans for their ‘patriotic’ meme’s, like they care!!!

    “”Conservatives Medicaid refusal leaves over 250,000 veterans uninsured””

    “Lets not treat these Vets like Vietnam Vets”

    That’s what the whole country served said about us Vietnam Veterans and the now OEF and OIF Veterans right from the beginning!!

    Then they quickly cheered on abandoning the missions and those sent to accomplish after 9/11! They started slapping on magnetic ‘support the troops’ symbols all over which quickly just plain disappeared! Then the talk was about everyone, elected officials especially, should be wearing lapel flag pins, I don’t even pay attention whether they do or don’t knowing they’re not ‘supporting’ anyone who Actually Sacrifices, and that includes public servants of all stripes! They loves waving them ‘patriotic’ flags and think they’re more ‘patriotic’ then many others! Then they want Parades and complain because we have yet had a Ticker Tape NYC parade, even though the abandoned 9/11 missions is still ongoing but finally winding down! They loves passing around the cute video’s of returning soldiers surprising their kids and families! And on and on and on!

    But None Of That Is Sacrificing as in Paying For Wars and Especially the Decades To Follow Results From!!!

    DeJa-Vu all over again!!!!

    USN All Shore ’67-’71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country ’70-’71 – Independent**

    • Drakken

      Let me guess? You voted for that hope and changey thingy didn’t you?

  • Billy Inman

    They Haven’t an Don’t Sacaraficed All they Have for this to Happen in Their Own Country
    God Bless America and all Who Protect+ Defend Her

  • USARetired

    This all falls directly on Obama, our illegal leader, the one with no citizenship records, and hates America! His long term goal is to reform America into a caldron of mass destruction! He has a vendetta because he is not, and cannot qualify for citizenship in this country!

  • Heather Weinstock

    I am also a vet, and I think that ALL vets
    deserve more. All vets deserve quality health care, all vets deserve
    quality healthcare for their children, all vets deserve a place to live,
    and all vets deserve to eat a healthy diet. Hmm, how to
    take care of this on America’s budget? Scrap benefits for illegals,
    give ALL vets free health care, give children of ALL vets free
    healthcare, give ALL vets a housing voucher for $100,000 so they can
    choose where they want to live, give ALL vets a $400 a month food card
    that they can purchase healthy foods with, and give ALL vets %100 comp
    so they can live their lives how they want. Problem solved. (There are
    less vets in America than illegals BTW).

  • Dave Francis

    DON’T TRUST A LIBERAL DEMOCRAT, BUT ALSO KEEP AN EYE ON A REPUBLICAN?

    President Obama is a sly Liberal leader who has unwavering
    tried to press his radical plan by converting our democracy and free
    market economy into his socialist-style ideology before leaving office in
    2016. His terms of engagement, is to substitute hard work for almost
    limitless giving of something for—NOTHING. Just about anybody can claim
    food stamps, health care and other benefits.

    Bring into being a Liberal Progressive “Political
    Corrective” to stifle ‘FREE SPEECH’, which as major disruption of American
    Sovereignty. As per example we supposed to have more tolerance, such as
    you cannot use the term “Illegal Alien’—but that’s exactly what they
    are—they crossed our border illegally, so they are certainly not an
    ‘Immigrant?’

    Welcoming members of the Muslim Brotherhood into the
    Executive offices.

    Has employed the largest power seizure
    of all, Obamacare — an all but single payer system that
    creates a new, permanent dependency class of American.

    Pressing for “immigration reform” that will
    eventually tip the delicate balance of power in favor of
    Democrats, giving them an everlasting lock on the Oval
    Office.

    Allowing unfettered release of criminal aliens, and
    inviting millions more to come here and then giving them public
    entitlements, without paying into the system. Not enforcing the border,
    especially now as Jihad butchers could easily slip into South America with forged passports, then
    gain entrance to our porous border. Diseases that have been absent from
    the American mainland are now arriving. Likely carried by illegal aliens who
    are already here, seeing the outbreak of an enterovirus that is seriously affecting
    our children to the point of paralysis and death.

    Shifting “red” states out-of-the-way by gaining
    absolute federal control over state-run education systems using the Common
    Core program of study, which as already displaying failure.

    Claiming more control over private
    business by granting the EPA global dominance in the name
    of global warming, affecting every facet of our lives.

    Blocking energy independence, as with the Keystone Pipeline thus slowing
    economic growth and breeding more dependency. Using rules and regulations
    of the EPA, to disrupt coal mining, natural gas and oil.

    Gutting welfare reform and keeping millions on Public
    Assistance.

    Handing over regulations of the Internet
    to the corrupt United Nations, along with the sovereignty of our oceans
    and land.

    NEWS FROM http://www.examiner.com, on October 14.

    A federal official holding an important and
    ultra-responsible post is on the way to
    prison for
    holding a citizenship fire sale for illegal aliens in America’s Golden State, a
    haven for illegal aliens who are received with open arms by feckless political
    leaders, according to a former federal police official, Peter Knowles. In an obvious effort to avoid more bad
    publicity for President Barack Obama and his practically obsessive goal of
    giving millions of illegal aliens citizenship, the U.S. federal court judge in
    the nation’s “sanctuary state” of California quietly sentenced a
    Department of Homeland Security official who took bribes in exchange for giving
    illegal aliens documents that made them appear legal residents or citizens of
    the United States, according to a former federal police officer on Tuesday.
    An officer with DHS’s Citizenship and
    Immigration Services, Mai Nhu Nguyen — herself an immigrant from Vietnam who became a
    naturalized citizen — accepted a plea bargain offer in which she would serve
    less than three years for obtaining thousands of dollars from illegal aliens
    for documents that proved they were either legal residents or naturalized
    citizens of the United States.

    For example, in a case involving an illegal alien receiving legal
    immigrant status, the convicted Nguyen received about $1,000 from the
    Vietnamese alien who sought that most valuable of immigration identification
    documents known as the “green card.”

    Many law enforcement officers voiced their fears that even
    citizenship papers may become highly suspect as a form of identification.
    “As it is, the driver’s license is no longer an accurate and reliable form
    of identification, with so many cases of [Motor Vehicles Departments] MVD’s involvement in fraud and bribery,” said Malcolm
    Seston, a highway patrol cop.