This tears me up inside. Why won’t illegal immigrants take more of our government-provided services? What can we do to encourage them to take more?
New York Times: “Around the country, clinics that serve immigrants report seeing fewer patients since the Trump administration issued broad deportation orders.”
“Yet as medical costs present a burden for millions of Americans, many people question why citizens who can scarcely afford their own health care should support through taxes the care of those living here illegally.”
“Between 2000 and 2011, immigrants not authorized to work here contributed between $2.2 billion and $3.8 billion a year more to Medicare than they withdrew, according to a 2016 study.”