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California OKs benefits to immigrants in country illegally

California OKs benefits to immigrants in country illegallyCalifornia has become the first state to offer taxpayer-funded health benefits to young adults living in the country illegally. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes low-income adults age 25 and younger eligible for the state's Medicaid program regardless of their immigration status. California already covers children ages 18 and younger regardless of immigration status.



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Every Dem on Debate Stage Endorses Publicly Funded Health Care for Illegal Immigrants

Every Dem on Debate Stage Endorses Publicly Funded Health Care for Illegal ImmigrantsEvery candidate on stage during the second Democratic primary debate on Thursday night endorsed government funded healthcare for illegal immigrants.“A lot of you have been talking about government health care plans you proposed in one form or another. This is a show of hands question and hold them up so people can see. Raise your hand if your government plan would provide coverage for undocumented immigrants,” moderator Savannah Guthrie asked the ten candidates, all of whom raised their hands.> "Raise your hand if your government plan would provide coverage for undocumented immigrants" DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/d3S5uZ43uw> > — NBC News (@NBCNews) June 28, 2019Vice President Joe Biden was then asked how he has evolved on the issue since he served with President Obama, who intentionally chose to exclude illegal immigrants from the Affordable Care Act.“You cannot let people who are sick, no matter where they come from, no matter what their status, go uncovered,” Biden said, when asked to explain the change in philosophy. “You can’t do that. It’s just going to be taken care of, period. You have to. It’s the humane thing to do.”Southbend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg cast his support for the proposal in fiscal terms, suggesting that it would ultimately prove cheaper to insure the millions of people in the country illegally rather than allow them to continue to rely on emergency services.“This is not about a handout,” he said of providing illegal immigrants with publicly funded health care. “This is an insurance program. And we do ourselves no favors by having 11 million undocumented people in our country be unable to access health care. But, of course, the real problem is we shouldn’t have 11 million undocumented people with no pathway to citizenship.”President Trump responded to the Democrats' unanimous support for insuring illegal immigrants by preemptively declaring victory in the general election.> All Democrats just raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare. How about taking care of American Citizens first!? That’s the end of that race!> > — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2019



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Democrats unite at debate in endorsing health care to undocumented immigrants

Democrats unite at debate in endorsing health care to undocumented immigrantsAll 10 candidates on Thursday night’s Democratic debate stage said their health care plans would provide coverage for people in the country illegally, a show of unity on what had been a contentious night between the candidates.



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Working-class Mexicans don’t want Central American immigrants, either. Here's why.

Working-class Mexicans don’t want Central American immigrants, either. Here's why.Before you call them hypocrites, there's a good reason why poverty-stricken Mexicans don't want Central Americans in their country.



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ICE Plans to Target 2,000 Undocumented Immigrants in New Deportation Operation

ICE Plans to Target 2,000 Undocumented Immigrants in New Deportation OperationU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin an operation Sunday targeting over 2,000 undocumented immigrants who have received deportation orders, according to reports.The operation will last several days and target families in up to ten U.S. cities, including those with large immigrant populations such as Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, and Miami. Agents plan to use hotel rooms to hold undocumented individuals until all the members of their family are together, at which time they will be deported.Acting ICE head Mark Morgan stressed that the U.S. must send a message to potential immigrants that bringing a child into the country does not grant you immunity.“Do not risk it. Do not pay the cartels an exorbitant amount of money, because once you receive due process and get a final order, you will be removed,” Morgan said. “The message has gotten out that if you bring a kid, nothing will ever happen to you. We need to make sure we’re sending the message that will not be tolerated any more.”Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan has also suggested an effort to more specifically target about 150 families who were given attorneys but fled the legal process.Despite McAleenan's recommendation that immigration resources be directed toward the crisis at the southern border, President Trump has made the interior raid a priority and announced the upcoming operation earlier this week.“Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States,” Trump wrote on Monday. “They will be removed as fast as they come in.”“I don’t want to send ICE agents to their workplace,” Morgan said of the plans for mass arrests. “I don’t want to send ICE agents to their home. I don’t want to send ICE agents to try and track them down and apprehend them in their communities and town. But we’ve applied due process. We’ve tried to work with them.”



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The Supreme Court Ruled That Immigrants With a Criminal Past Can Be Detained Years After Serving Time

The Supreme Court Ruled That Immigrants With a Criminal Past Can Be Detained Years After Serving TimeThe 5-4 ruling gives the federal government the power to detain immigrants with a criminal past years after they finish serving time



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Teen smashes egg on Australian senator who blamed immigrants for New Zealand mosque attacks

Teen smashes egg on Australian senator who blamed immigrants for New Zealand mosque attacksFraser Anning was speaking to reporters Saturday when cameras caught a 17-year-old standing behind the politician cracking a raw egg on his head.



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Trump equates illegal immigrants with paedophiles in attempt to justify need for border wall

Trump equates illegal immigrants with paedophiles in attempt to justify need for border wallDonald Trump has claimed that thousands of illegal immigrants who have sexually abused children are currently in prisons in Texas, upping his rhetoric as he seeks to justify funding for his border wall. Mr Trump was quoting John Jones of the Texas Department for Public Safety (DPS). Late last week, Mr Jones appeared at an immigration roundtable at the White House and said that more than 4,000 have been incarcerated for sexual assault in the last seven years.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims Trump lied about immigrants in Oval Office address

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims Trump lied about immigrants in Oval Office addressRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., joined The Rachel Maddow Show following



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Half those 600,000 residents aided by NYC Care are undocumented immigrants

Half those 600,000 residents aided by NYC Care are undocumented immigrantsThe comprehensive health care plan ceremoniously unveiled by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is drawing skepticism from some voices in his city.



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