Virginia Governor Mark Warner, a Democrat, just signed legislation denying services to illegal aliens. The measure is similar to Proposition 200 which was passed by voters November, 2004 in Arizona. I have no idea what argument you could possibly make that it is ok for someone to come here from another country without permission
and expect to receive public services. I don't care if you're here for the work, are "law abiding" (although you've already brokn laws coming here in the first place) and a hard worker. To expect the U.S. taxpayer to foot the bill is ridiculous and I don't know why other states haven't passed similar or tougher legislation.
Virginia Gov. Mark Warner yesterday signed into law a measure that denies illegal aliens public benefits, including access to Medicaid, welfare and local health care services.
Virginia spends about $2 billion on Medicaid and an estimated $60.5 million on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program annually.
Lawmakers and immigration experts have said there are an estimated 200,000 illegal aliens in Virginia, which has an estimated population of 7.4 million.
Earlier this month, the state Department of Planning and Budget released a report that estimates it will cost Virginia more than $12 million to hire and train 226 new workers to process the more in-depth benefits applications.
I'm guessing they're going to save a helluva lot more than $12 million bucks.
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