• News Ticker alerts

County supervisor Dianne Jacob wants companies that have contracts with San Diego County to register with the Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify system to ensure that none of their employees are in the country illegally.

Jacob announced the initiative to her colleagues during a June 14 board meeting, after public testimony from El Cajon resident Edward Espinoza.

"I would like to inform the boardmembers on how illegal immigrants are infiltrating the workforce," Espinoza said during public comment. "I had to resign from my construction trade union due to an illegal immigrant issue."

Espinoza continued, saying that construction unions allow undocumented workers to join as long as they pay their dues.

"If a union construction project is getting built in the county, you can rest assured that illegal immigrants are building the project.... I have found that employers prefer to hire illegal immigrants over United States citizens."

After the testimony, Jacob took the mic, telling her colleagues that she has been working to bring the E-Verify system to San Diego County.

"We must be thinking alike," Jacob told Espinoza. She went on to say that the issue will be before the board at a future meeting.

Image

  • News Ticker alerts

Comments

Brittanicus June 14, 2011 @ 3:18 p.m.

ALL STATES ARE IN A CATASTROPHIC MODE, EXCEPT FOR ALABAMA, GEORGIA IF THEY DON”T START RECOGNIZING THAT THE NEW POPULATIONS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE ECONOMIC. THOSE POLITICIANS THAT HESITATE WILL FEEL THE HEAT FROM THE PUBLIC, IF THEY ARE NOT PROTECTED AGAINST HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF UNLAWFUL PEOPLE STEALING JOBS, LOWERING WAGES AND DRAINING STATE COFFERS.

Because of trust in our politicians is zeroing-out, our only hope of closing down the magnet of jobs that keeps the streams of illegal aliens from getting jobs. Americans must be adamant on insisting that the legislators enact a—MANDATORY—E-Verify, to include Secure Communities. E-Verify to bring severe sanctions to businesses that cross the line of hiring illegal labor. Secure Communities is for police action of fingerprinting those who are arrested, with this personal data being cross-checked through ICE and Homeland Security.

0

Brittanicus June 14, 2011 @ 3:25 p.m.

Two of these comments have been added, because they have profession knowledge of this disastrous immigration chaos:

The WIC, Women Infants and Children’, program should be renamed Women Illegal’s and Children. Once again we see how the welfare system is a complete failure, doing nothing to prevent fraud – and even encouraging it, in this case, and bilking taxpayers for billions every year. This despite Progressive politicians’ claims that we can’t cut a single penny or families will “starve”. In this report, Kelly Baker, a former WIC employee (and a national hero for coming forward) from DeKalb County, GA, exposes how folks in luxury SUVs can walk into the WIC office with expired or even FOREIGN IDs and walk out thousands of dollars in WIC vouchers – and even sell them for cash down the block. Illegal aliens are bilking the welfare system while so many American citizens go without. This is a disgrace and these WIC officials should be prosecuted. Legislation should be immediately introduced to mandate citizenship ID for welfare.

This second commentary describes the health care system, which has become a massive cost for taxpayers once again.

First off, illegal aliens are not immigrants. Immigrants follow laws. They get free health care by not paying bills when going to emergency rooms, giving false names and addresses etc… It also cost American taxpayers over $6000.00 per birth for each "A" baby born. That is if there are no complications. In a recent year in Colorado, the state’s emergency Medicaid program paid an estimated $30 million in hospital and physician delivery costs for about 6,000 illegal immigrant mothers – average of $5,000 per baby. Those 6,000 births to illegal aliens represent 40% of the births paid for by Medicaid in Colorado. Those 6,000 babies immediately became U.S. citizens and qualified for full Medicaid services, with a cost yet to be tabulated. The federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) mandate that U.S. hospitals with emergency-room services must treat anyone who requires care, including illegal aliens. Medical service for Americans in affected communities is being severely damaged as hospitals absorb more than $200 million in non-reimbursed costs.

0

Brittanicus June 14, 2011 @ 3:26 p.m.

Some emergency rooms have shut down because they cannot afford to stay open. (Hospitals and clinics have also shut down in California and Arizona.) Local tax-paying Americans are either denied medical care or have to wait in long lines for service as the illegal’s flood the facilities. In California, the losses are calculated to be about $79 million, with $74 million in Texas, $31 million in Arizona, and $6 million in New Mexico. These costs are staggering. The Cochise County, Arizona Health Department spends as much as 30 percent of its annual $9 million budget on illegal aliens. The Copper Queen Hospital in Bisbee, Arizona, has spent $200,000 in uncompensated services out of a net operating budget of $300,000. The University Medical Center in Tucson may lose as much as $10 million and the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, also in Tucson, has lost $1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2002.

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION HEALTH CARE COSTS AFFECT YOU! Published 06/01/2010 – CST By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. In both Tucson and Dallas where I have practiced medicine, hospitals are struggling under massive costs of uncompensated medical services for uninsured people who, by federal law, cannot be turned away for lack of insurance or ability to pay. How much does this uncompensated care actually cost taxpayers? The incredible answer: no one knows. We only have “estimates” of the costs to taxpayers to treat illegal immigrants because hospitals and public health clinics do not ask for proof of citizenship before providing care. What are consequences to taxpaying citizens?

  1. Increased cost and reduced access to trauma care. Tucson has lost all but one Level I Trauma Center to serve all of southern Arizona, in large part due to massive, unsustainable losses from uncompensated care. Auto accidents involving overloaded vans of illegal aliens happen regularly in southern Arizona. Injured are flown by air ambulance to University Medical Center’s Trauma Center and treated with state of the art care….all at taxpayer expense.

    1. A registered nurse involved with the Pima County health system since the 1970’s who must remain anonymous because of her role, said she has never seen any staff member at either El Rio Clinic or Pima County Health Department ask for proof of citizenship before providing free medical services (immunizations, Well Baby checks, food stamps, WIC services, birth control, and even elective abortions). Costs are paid by taxpayers. When funds are depleted, low income American citizens have fewer services and longer waits as a result.
0

Brittanicus June 14, 2011 @ 3:27 p.m.

    1. This same RN also said: “I personally know Mexican men who married 16 year old girls, got them pregnant, brought them to Tucson for the baby to become a US citizen. They live-in Mexico but comes here for their health care. Taxpayers pay for this medical care many ways, at the Public Health Department, and with school nurses who provide care.”
    1. Uncompensated medical services for illegal immigrants mean higher premiums for all of us due to cost shifting among all third party payers. To cover the deficits from “free” medical services they provide, the administration at University Physicians Health System Kino campus is analyzing how much to increase employee health insurance premiums as of July 1.
    1. Obamacare cuts benefits to American citizens: $500 billion in Medicare cuts and slashing the Medicare Advantage program. Medicare Advantage, chosen by one in five seniors, is the most popular plan for low and moderate income seniors, and covers about half of our Hispanic or African-American elderly. My patients on Medicare have worked and paid into the system over their working careers, yet these cuts mean fewer health care available to them now. We certainly cannot afford to cover those here illegally.
    1. Hospitals in Tucson and Dallas also provide uncompensated (”free”) maternity services to pregnant women here illegally. Their babies then become US citizens entitled to all of the services available for low income American families” food stamps, WIC, immunizations, office visits, medications, etc. This drives up costs to all of us: higher premiums for private insurance companies, and higher taxes for government insurance like Arizona’s Medicaid (AHCCCS).
    1. Professional estimates are that over half of the pregnant women served at Parkland Hospital in Dallas are in this country illegally. With over 16,000 deliveries a year, Parkland is one of the nation’s busiest maternity services with prenatal clinics for low income women to receive free prenatal care, nutrition, medication, birthing classes, child care classes, and free supplies (formula, diapers, bottles, car seats). Taxpayers pay the bills.
0

Brittanicus June 14, 2011 @ 3:28 p.m.

So the Leftists say that illegal aliens pay into the system. The last I heard the (GAO) General Accounting Office stated that for every 1 dollar spent by illegal aliens, they receive back in child and tax refunds 3-4 dollars. Another mass amnesty similar to the 1986 bill would cost American taxpayers $2.5 trillion dollars, according to the Non-profit Hermitage Foundation. Then (FAIR) Federation of American Immigration reform says the federal government expenditure (not States) is $113 billion dollars a year on health care. We must cut off all these public benefits, so the economic foreigners return home. In Ellis Island days there were no public services, just the charity of churches and other organizations. Unlike today, that these illegal aliens are already knowledgeable of all the welfare State, the free health care, education for their children.

More in depth information is available at FAIRS website. Adding to that NumbersUSA has inside informants of stealth laws, which are passed to the detriment of taxpayers. Then Judicial Watch will spill the beans on fraud and corruption in Washington and the states. My suggestion is join the TEA PARTY as thousands are each day, to rid ourselves of “Tax and Spend’’ Liberal Democrats. Remember the TEA PARTY is the people of America who will secure the borders and track all persons who enter America, who enter illegally. The will enforce the 1986 Immigration laws, with no enactment of an Amnesty. Even the instant citizenship baby law, will be revisited. The American people who unemployed need to contact their federal and State Representatives to insist they enact mandatory E-Verify, Secure Communities policing law for every State at Senate—202-224–3121/ House—202-225–3121.

0

SurfPuppy619 June 14, 2011 @ 9:47 p.m.

Can someone BAN Brittanicus from posting his spam here.

I like comments that are thought out and genuine, not "cut and paste" spam pieces from someone with an agenda.

0

Sign in to comment