This CBS video documents the arrival at the hospital of a Mexican woman and the birth of her son, an American citizen by virtue of a swim across the Rio Grande, a two hour hike, and a complicit U.S. Federal Government.
The charges for the Caesarian section delivery in the hospital were $4,700. The costs won’t be paid by the illegal immigrant mother. It will be a burden upon the taxpayers or the service providers.
This type of birth is estimated to take place 300,000 times every year, thanks to the present interpretation of the 14th amendment.
The mother says in an interview from her hospital bed, “I’m glad he was born here, that’s why I came here. So my children, my husband and I could have a better life.” 40% of the births at the McAllen Texas Medical Center are to people who have done similar things.
She continues, “things are better in the U.S. because they help children so much more.” The interviewer comments that it is a better life that American taxpayers help pay for.
An estimated $1.1 billion in taxpayer money goes to fund the healthcare costs of illegal aliens. That’s real money that, rather than covering the needs of Americans, or remaining in the wallets of the taxpayers, is being redistributed to people who don’t deserve it and are receiving it only by virtue of their lawbreaking.
To that degree, the arguments that the system is broken have merit. To a greater degree, the leadership is broken and the laws need to be enforced. Simple enforcement and the removal of the rewards for lawbreaking would remedy much of the problems.
Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas wants to challenge the interpretation of the 14th amendment as a guarantee of U.S. citizenship to any child born in America.
The magnets are part of the problem, in addition to a lack of enforcement.
Throwing more legislation at the issue in the form of “comprehensive immigration reform” is a political ploy designed to accomplish nothing aside from enabling the continued flow of illegals into America.
This is not a new problem and it’s way past time for corrective action. America needs some strong leadership willing to stand up to the Democrat push and demand an immediate course correction. Right now, we’re completely lost.