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  •  The Problem Really Is Around The ACA (0+ / 0-)

    And subsidies.

    Public Charge Fact Sheet

    Under Section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an individual seeking admission to the United States or seeking to adjust status to permanent resident (obtaining a green card) is inadmissible if the individual "at the time of application for admission or adjustment of status, is likely at any time to become a public charge." If an individual is inadmissible, admission to the United States or adjustment of status will not be granted.
    Immigration and welfare laws have generated some concern about whether a noncitizen may face adverse immigration consequences for having received federal, state, or local public benefits. Some noncitizens and their families are eligible for public benefits – including disaster relief, treatment of communicable diseases, immunizations, and children’s nutrition and health care programs – without being found to be a public charge.

    In other words, how do you hold people legally trying to immigrate to the U.S. to the public charge law and at the same time say that people who have entered the country illegally are exempt from that same law?

    Another issue I think will be the earned income tax credit for RPI's. There was a big flap about two years ago now over illegal immigrants and the EITC wherein I think everybody effectively just tried to wash their hands of the issue. I think the issue will come back up again very soon now.

    I won't be coming home tonight, my generation will put it right - Genesis 9:3

    by superscalar on Tue May 28, 2013 at 01:43:22 PM PDT

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    •  Not talking just about immigrants. (1+ / 0-)
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      correct me if I'm wrong, but you need to be a citizen to vote.  I'm saying that Latino voters are not just concerned with immigration and the issues surrounding it - they are concerned with jobs, health care and education.  

      So it's not just immigration that is turning off the Latino voter from the Republican Party, but their stances on education, health care and jobs.  

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