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Obama: Legalize illegals to get them health care

Posted By admin On September 18, 2009 @ 9:25 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Republicans see a backdoor move toward ‘amnesty’

Stephen Dinan
Washington Times [1]
Friday, September 18, 2009

President Obama said this week that his health care plan won’t cover illegal immigrants, but argued that’s all the more reason to legalize them and ensure they eventually do get coverage.

He also staked out a position that anyone in the country legally should be covered – a major break with the 1996 welfare reform bill, which limited most federal public assistance programs only to citizens and longtime immigrants.

“Even though I do not believe we can extend coverage to those who are here illegally, I also don’t simply believe we can simply ignore the fact that our immigration system is broken,” Mr. Obama said Wednesday evening in a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. “That’s why I strongly support making sure folks who are here legally have access to affordable, quality health insurance under this plan, just like everybody else.

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Mr. Obama added, “If anything, this debate underscores the necessity of passing comprehensive immigration reform and resolving the issue of 12 million undocumented people living and working in this country once and for all.”

Republicans said that amounts to an amnesty, calling it a backdoor effort to make sure current illegal immigrants get health care.

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[3] Immigration reform could add millions under Obama health law: http://www.prisonplanet.com/immigration-reform-could-add-millions-under-obama-health-law.html

[4] Obama Ready to Roll Out New Amnesty Carpet for Illegals: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-ready-to-roll-out-new-amnesty-carpet-for-illegals.html

[5] Obama split 500,000 American families to legalize illegals before 2012 election: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-split-500000-american-families-to-legalize-illegals-before-2012-election.html

[6] Fidel Castro salutes Obama’s health care reform as ‘success’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fidel-castro-salutes-obamas-health-care-reform-as-success.html

[7] GOP preps ‘Keep Your Plan’ bill after Obama health care apology: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gop-preps-keep-your-plan-bill-after-obama-health-care-apology.html

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