Paul Hauck: A rebuttal on immigration | TheUnion.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Paul Hauck: A rebuttal on immigration

In response to a letter to the editor by David Farrell on April 23, I believe that a more careful reading of my letter will demonstrate that I did not say that illegal immigrants receive no public benefits.

Mr. Farrell is correct that some public funds do go to provide schooling for children whose parents lack legal status. These children are also eligible for some basic medical services as well as the emergent care that is available to anyone, regardless of legal status (see Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act signed by Reagan in 1986). I imagine that the “sins of the father should not be visited upon the child” thinking prevailed in the provision of these benefits.

My letter was to point out that the original writer’s statement that “60% of illegal immigrants would end up on welfare rolls” was completely false and, I would suggest, needlessly inflammatory.

I should clarify that these statements refer to immigrants, not refugees who have a different legal status altogether.

Support Local Journalism


Paul D. Hauck

Penn Valley


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Connect with needs and opportunities from

Get immediate access to organizations and people in our area that need your help or can provide help during the Coronavirus crisis.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User