Whatever eventually comes out of the immigration reform measures that are being proposed at the federal level, advocates in California are pushing for more and better health care benefits to be provided for immigrants in our state. Such a change is being pushed by non-profit health care providers, leaders at county levels, labor unions and other supporters of immigration rights.
It is claimed that a large number of children are being held in adult detention immigration facilities without parents or older siblings to look after them. This information apparently has been revealed in released Department of Homeland Security information. Such a practice is prohibited by federal regulations.
The version of the immigration bill proposed by the U.S. Senate could be derailed by an amendment pertaining to back taxes supposedly owed by undocumented immigrants. The amendment would require undocumented immigrants to pay back unpaid taxes that they allegedly owe before being granted a path to citizenship.
Despite claims that immigrants would be a strain upon the nation's financial resources, immigrants may be receiving far less than what is commonly believed. A study appears to demonstrate that immigrants are overall paying more into Medicare than what they are receiving in medical care.