DropEmJayBird wrote:Rather than give the guy a million bucks and have him go on his way, why don't we show real compaission and have doublem take the guy into his house for the rest of his life. doublem can take care of him and his bills, and the guatamalan can receive real compassion and live out the rest of his days in a nice comfy home.
Right, like someone getting Medicare is really comparable to having them in someone's home. Do you realize the amount of tax dollars you are paying is like .001% for this guy. This shouldn't be an illegal immigrant issue, it is a human rights issue.
For one guy you MIGHT pay that... it's paying for EVERYBODY else that is my problem with it.
Honestly, where do you draw the line? If one guy comes here illegally, gets injured and gets health care because it's free, you will see many, MANY more people crossing the borders to get assistance... then go back home (MAYBE) and pay nothing? They would successfully have beaten the system.
We already have an immigration problem. Sorry, but this will only add to that problem... under-the-table jobs are enough of an incentive that people are willing to jump our borders illegally. Add free health care as an "incentive" and the problem gets worse.
You want to talk about human rights issues? There are millions upon millions in the world with no source of clean drinking water, no food, genocide in Darfur, homelessness, sweatshops, AIDS/HIV, ect. ect... Those have more to do with human rights than this... This is a person who chose to break the law. He took the risk that the American taxpayer did not ask for. Sorry, but I don't find it the least bit insensitive when people purposely break the law.