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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Not Just A Parasite...

But a freaking ingrate as well!

'Border baby' boom strains S. Texas
More illegal immigrants are pouring into the state to give birth

Rising numbers of undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America are streaming into Texas to give birth, straining hospitals and costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, health officials say.

Doctors and health officials say they are overwhelmed by both the new arrivals and those immigrant mothers who already are in the state. Even Houston's feeling the pinch. An estimated 70 percent to 80 percent of the 10,587 births at Ben Taub General Hospital and Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital last year were to undocumented immigrants, administrators say.

Also feeling the strain is Starr County, an already poor South Texas county that has the region's only taxpayer-supported hospital district.

Immigrants "want a U.S.-born baby" and know that emergency room staffers don't collect any money up front, said Dr. Mario Rodriguez, an obstetrician in Starr County.

"The word is out: Come to Starr County and get delivered for free. Why pay $1,000 in Mexico when you can get it for free?" Rodriguez said.

''When we are separated only by the distance of the river, it's easy to do," Starr County hospital administrator Thalia Muñoz said. "It's gotten worse, and it's because the economy in Mexico is not good and because we provide all these benefits."

Unfortunately, doctors say, Starr County isn't alone.

''Our little snapshot is duplicated in all the municipalities between here and California," said Tony Falcon, a Rio Grande City physician who was appointed to the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission in April. ''What you see here is what is happening in Brownsville, McAllen, El Paso and San Diego."

He operates a private family clinic and delivers babies at the Starr County hospital. About a third of his deliveries are what he calls "walk-ins" — mothers in labor showing up at the ER.

''Obviously, it has a huge impact on patient health and the kind of health care that's provided," Falcon said. "You don't get the kind of prenatal care you should get."
This dry recitation of depressing fact is plenty shocking enough, but luckily we are able to hear dierctly from the the mouth of one of these ringworms...

Socorro Gonzalez, an undocumented immigrant who just gave birth to her fourth child on U.S. soil, said she and her husband aren't trying to abuse the health care system. ''I don't see why they should deny a medical service if we're here struggling for this country," she said.

"Struggling for this country?"

"Struggling for this country?"

Really? So when you marched around (and I'm just guessing here) carrying a Mexican flag you were secretly "Struggling for America?"

When you treat this country that I love with contempt you are just "Struggling for America?"

When you treat this country like a jobsite, pissing on my lawn and leaving your trash everywhere you are "Struggling for America?"

When you treat this like "The United States ATM" you are "Struggling for America?"

When you infect this country like ringworms killing the host you are merely "Struggling for America?"

I don't think so toots! You are a scourge and a blight, your children are not "Angels" as Emma Lozano so stridently chided me when I uttered the accurate yet hated phrase "Anchor babies."

You have never struggled for any country, that is why you are constitutionally unable to be a force for good in this country. Had you ever cared about any country, you might have tried fixing your own before fouling ours with your bloated sense of entitlement and inflated ego.

I can't wait until you and your brood are driven from this country, like the infectious disease you truly are.

H/T digger's realm

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