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Old 12-20-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Now, illegals with medical problems will only need to locate the nearest ICE office. It’s a damn shame they receive better treatment than citizens. Of course, the costs have yet to be determined.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement has agreed to begin providing medical care that goes well beyond emergency treatment, as a result of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU.

Among the many services which ICE will now provide illegal aliens in their custody are heart surgeries, cancer biopsies, treatment for diabetes, dental care, and treatment for mental depression.
ICE will now provide heart surgery, biopsies and psychiatric care to detainees - National Immigration reform | Examiner.com
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:20 PM
 
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A very good argument for cutting the detention time before deportation hearings.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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A very good argument for cutting the detention time before deportation hearings.
Absolutely! How can they justify this, while we have veterans sleeping on crates, and uninsured citizens forgoing medical treatment?
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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I am so confused. LOL You mean to tell me that the ACLU can sue and force our federal government to provide non-emergency medical care to illegal immigrants? Once again, like you said, illegal immigrants get better can than us. Why is it better care than us legal residents? Because, for one, we have to fill out a ton of paperwork to receive health care AND we have to pay an arm and a leg for it. Even simple things such as a diabetes test costs money.

Dental care!? Are you serious! There are citizens who can't even get dental care because they can't afford it, but illegal immigrants are getting dental care? WOW. What about the U.S. people? What about them?
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:37 PM
 
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Bahahaha, check out how a San Diego news station describes it:

ICE Officials Settle Lawsuit and Agree To Expand Immigrant Healthcare - San Diego 6 (http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/story/ICE-Officials-Settle-Lawsuit-and-Agree-To-Expand/O01ZtnXzgU-82akON8AGhg.cspx?rss=800 - broken link)

The title says simply, "Immigration." It does not refer to them as illegal immigrants. But, go figure that this lawsuit originated in San Diego.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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ICE Detainees Lack Medical Care | Immigration | AlterNet (http://www.alternet.org/blogs/immigration/86341/ - broken link)
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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ICE Agrees To Improve Health Care Provided To Immigration Detainees As Part Of Settlement Of ACLU Lawsuit | American Civil Liberties Union

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The lawsuit charged that the refusal of immigration officials to provide appropriate medical care punished immigration detainees in violation of the Fifth Amendment, which prohibits the infliction of unnecessary pain and suffering on federal detainees. Because SDCF holds civil immigrant detainees not serving a criminal sentence, the Fifth Amendment applies to protect their civil rights.
I didn't know that illegal immigrants were protected under this right ...

So now ... it's official: illegal immigrants fall under our Constitution. Where was Eric Holder in this one?

Oh, and apparently, it is more official that illegal immigrants are allowed to be seen as being civil disobedient and not committing a crime.

When do WE get to sue them? The ACLU gets to sue the government?
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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Bahahaha, check out how a San Diego news station describes it:

ICE Officials Settle Lawsuit and Agree To Expand Immigrant Healthcare - San Diego 6 (http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/story/ICE-Officials-Settle-Lawsuit-and-Agree-To-Expand/O01ZtnXzgU-82akON8AGhg.cspx?rss=800 - broken link)

The title says simply, "Immigration." It does not refer to them as illegal immigrants. But, go figure that this lawsuit originated in San Diego.
Journalists are being instructed to refrain from using the terms “illegal immigrant” and “illegal alien.” They claim it’s unconstitutional.

Funny, the USCIS didn’t realize this, because prior to the PC epidemic, illegal alien was the standard term used by the government.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/201...tAgreement.pdf

That is the actual settlement and the interesting thing is that it wasn't the U.S. government that was sued. They sued the prison that is contracted by ICE. So, my question is: what does ICE have to do with the way this privately owned prison is running things? ICE shouldn't even be mentioned in this.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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Journalists are being instructed to refrain from using the terms “illegal immigrant” and “illegal alien.” They claim it’s unconstitutional.

Funny, the USCIS didn’t realize this, because prior to the PC epidemic, illegal alien was the standard term used by the government.
Yep and is still found in tons of government literature today. That is until Sotomayor continues to try to keep the U.S. government from referring to illegal immigrants as illegal immigrants.
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