Monday, December 15, 2008

Latin Immigrants makes heavy use of Welfare. Stir it up your Anti Immigrant Soup.!!!!

This is my response to Steven Camarota from the Think Tank group Center for Immigration Studies regarding blaming Undocumented Immigrants as the major source of draining social services like Welfare, Medicare and MediCaid.

Steve Camarota:

Estimate that 90% of Mexican and Latin American households have at least one worker. Their heavy welfare use reflects their low education levels and resulting low incomes – and not an unwillingness work.

Wrong...For low Education just .click here: and here, Here. My main focus is to find the true and not guessing or estimate like Steve Camarota, Lou Dobbs, and so on and on. Let's focus on facts.

Myth: Mexicans and Latin Americans makes heavy use of Welfare?

Facts: To the contrary, undocumented immigrants are not eligible to receive any "welfare" benefits and even legal immigrants are severely restricted in the benefits they can receive.

As the Congressional Research Service points out in a 2007 report, undocumented immigrants, who comprise nearly one-third of all immigrants in the country, are not eligible to receive public "welfare" benefits -- ever.

Legal permanent residents (LPRs) must pay into the Social Security and Medicare systems for approximately 10 years before they are eligible to receive benefits when they retire. In most cases, LPRs can not receive SSI, which is available only to U.S. citizens, and are not eligible for means-tested public benefits until 5 years after receiving their green cards.

A 2007 analysis of welfare data by researchers at the Urban Institute reveals that less than 1 percent of households headed by undocumented immigrants receive cash assistance or Welfare for needy families, compared to 5 percent of households headed by native-born U.S. citizens.

Facts: Six people suspected of allegedly defrauding child care welfare programs of more than $1 million were arrested Friday, the District Attorney's Office reported.

Total of nine defendants, including a county employee of the agency that administers welfare programs, are charged in three separate cases, according to the District Attorney's Office.

Beatrice Harvey, 28, was arrested Nov. 26 at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services office in Lancaster, where she works, officials said.

She has pleaded not guilty and remains jailed on $181,000 bail.

Harvey allegedly applied for and received more than $136,000 in aid between Nov. 30, 2001, and June 30, 2006. She allegedly failed to report that she was married and that her husband was fully employed by the county Department of Children and Family Services, the District Attorney's Office reported.

Harvey is due at the downtown Los Angeles courthouse next Monday. She is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require her to stand trial on one felony count of grand theft of personal property and five felony counts of perjury by declaration.

Those arrested Friday by investigators from the District Attorney's Office were:

Erica Manesha Dunn, 27, of North Hills;

Tammi Howard, 41, of Los Angeles;

Sannice Lavette Arthur, 41, of Los Angeles;

Cedric Dale, 41, and Darlene Jenkins, 46, who were arrested near Fort Worth, Texas.

Greta Marie Brown, 36, who was arrested in Long Beach.
Prosecutors allege Dunn, Howard and Arthur allegedly collected more than $665,000 for child care services that were not provided

Dale is charged with orchestrating the theft of more than $340,000 of child care funds with Jenkins and Brown. The three allegedly worked with defendants connected with Harvey, according to the District Attorney's Office.

And for more Facts just click here: CIS, CIS2, CIS3, CIS4, CIS5.

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