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Old 06-26-2013, 08:09 AM
 
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Unbelievable!!! 30 years!
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Sad that things like this have to happen, but that is sometimes the price you pay for breaking the law. When does it stop? When is enough, enough? Why should we have to eat the cost of his medical care when he's not even legally allowed to be here?

I say this as someone with a full-blood Polish grandparent...and as someone who holds a Polish passport...speaks Polish...and has lived in Poland.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:15 PM
 
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Illegal is illegal, no matter what. I have seen firsthand that many Polish and other Eastern European abuse the system and this has to stop. Many came here after they retired and received social security they never paid into.

I am not anti Polish at all. My mom is 75% Polish and my dad is also Polish (not sure the amount). I have no issues with the culture and having had a grandma who was 100% Polish did a lot of Polish traditions. I have an issue with being here illegally, especially if this means stealing jobs from Americans and taking welfare.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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Probably over stayed his visa.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:28 PM
 
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Talk about poetic justice.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:44 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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It took immigration 30 years to do their job but it is good it finally got done.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:01 PM
 
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Better late than never.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:01 PM
 
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I do wish a full recovery for the poor guy. However, we can barely afford to provide medical care
For our own citizens. Curses in our government for allowing this BS to go on for so long.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:02 PM
 
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Oh well. Poland ain't a rat hole like Haiti is in 2013. This Polish dude will be Ok back home.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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Illegal is illegal, no matter what. I have seen firsthand that many Polish and other Eastern European abuse the system and this has to stop. Many came here after they retired and received social security they never paid into...
It's SSI (Supplemental Security Income), not the regular Social Security program (which an immigrant may have not paid into for 40 quarters of work if they came here past middle-aged). To qualify as an immigrant, they must be over the age of 65, legally present in the United States for at least three years, and below a certain income (typically below $450 per month, with liquid assets below $2,000). This is nothing new, it's been an issue for decades (damn that Obama!), with more elderly of immigrant-origin than native-born Americans participating in the program.
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