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 Parkland Hospital -

  in Dallas , Texas is a fairly famous institution and for a variety of reasons:

1. John F. Kennedy died there in 1963;
2. Lee Harvey Oswald died there shortly after; and,
3. Jack Ruby, who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, died there a few years later, b y coincidence.

On the flip side, Parkland is also home to the second busiest maternity ward in the country with alm ost 16,000 new babies arriving each year. (That's almost 44 per day --- every day.)

A recent patient survey indicated that 70 percent of the women who gave birth at Parkland in the first three months of 2006 were illegal immigrants.

That's   11,200  anchor babies  born every year just in Dallas . 

According to a Dallas Morning News article, the hospital spent $70.7 million delivering 15,938 babies in 2004 but managed to end up with almost $8 million dollars in surplus funding. Medicaid kicked in $34.5 million, Dallas County taxpayers kicked in $31.3 million and the feds tossed in another $9.5 million.  

The average patient in Parkland maternity wards is 2 5 years old, married and giving birth to her second child.

She is also an illegal immigrant.

By law, pregnant women cannot be denied medical care based on their immigration status or ability to pay.  

OK, fine. That doesn't mean they should receive better care than everyday, middle-class American citizens. But at Parkland Hospital , they do. Parkland Memorial Hospital has nine prenatal clinics.


The Dallas Morning News article followed a Hispanic woman who was a patient at one of the clinics and pregnant with her third child --- her previous two was also born at Parkland . Her first two deliveries were free and the Mexican native was grateful because it would have cost ...

$200 to have them in Mexico .

This time, the hospital wants her to pay $10 per visit and $100 for the delivery but she was unsure if she could come up with the money. Not that it matters, the hospital won't turn her away. (I wonder why they even bother asking at this point.)  

How long has this been going on? What are the long-term affects?

Well, another subject of the article was born at Parkland in 1986 shortly after her mother entered the US illegally. Now she is having her own child there as well. (That's right, she's technically a U.S. citizen.) 

These women receive free prenatal care including medication, nutrition, birthing classes and child care classes. They also get freebies such as car seats, bottles, dia p ers and formula.

Most of these things are available to American citizens as well but only for low-income applicants and even then, the red tape involved is almost insurmountable. 

Because these women are illegal immigrants, they do not have to provide any sort of legitimate identification or any proof of income. An American citizen would have to provide a social security number which would reveal their annual income. An illegal immigrant needs only to claim to be poor and the hospital must take them at their word.  

Parkland Hospital offers indigent care to Dallas County residents who earn less than $40,000 per year (They also have to prove that they did not refuse health coverage at their current job. Yeah, the 'free' care is not so easy for Americans.)  

There are about 140 patients who re ceived roughly $4 m illion dollars for un-reimbursed medical care. As it turns out, they did not qualify for free treatment because they resided outside of Dallas County so the hospital is going to sue them!

Illegals get it all free!   But U.S. citizens who live outside of Dallas County get sued! How stupid is this?  

As if that isn't annoying enough ...
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Illegal immigrant patients are actually complaining about hospital staff not speaking Spanish .

In this AP story, the author speaks with a woman who is upset that she had to translate comments from the hospital staff into Spanish for her husband. The doctor was trying to explain the situation to the family and the mother was forced to translate for her husband who only spoke Spanish. This was apparently a great injustice to her.  

In an attempt to create a Spanish-speaking staff, Parkland Hospital is now providing incentives in the form of extra pay for applicants who speak Spanish. Additionally, medical students at the University of Texas Southwestern , for whic h Parkland Hospital is the training facility, will now have a Spanish language requirement added to their already jammed-packed curriculum. No other school in the country b oasts such a r idiculous multi-semester (multicultural) requirement.  

(Sorry for the length, but I think this needs wide circulation, particularly to our
 'employees' in Congress .)

Remember that this is only 
ONE  hospital in Dallas , Texas .  There must be many more hospitals across our country that also have to deal with this.


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Posted: Jan 30, 2008 8:41pm
Jan 24, 2008
This is a very good letter to the editor. This woman made some good points. For some reason, people have difficulty structuring their arguments when arguing against supporting the currently proposed immigration revisions. This lady made the argument pretty simple.
NOT printed in the Orange County Paper..................
Newspapers simply won't publish letters to the editor which they either deem politically incorrect (read below) or which does not agree with the philosophy they're pushing on the public. This woman wrote a great letter to the editor that should have been published; but, with your help it will get published via cyberspace!
New Immigrants
From: "David LaBonte"
My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to "print" it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined.
Dave LaBonte (signed)
Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register:
Dear Editor:
So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren't being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry
Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.
They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture.
Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity. Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan! None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini, and the Emperor of Japan They were defending the United States of America as one people. When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only American . And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.
And here we are in 2007 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work, and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.
And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.
(signed) Rosemary LaBonte
P. S Pass this on to everyone you know!!!
I hope this letter gets read by millions of people all across the nation!!
Ever onward!!
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Posted: Jan 24, 2008 12:06pm
May 3, 2006

Subject: Thoughts on Immigration from a Teacher's Husband
Passing on as received.
Subject: Something You Won't Read About In the Papers During the Immigration Debate

As you all listen to the news about the student protests over illegal immigration there are some things that you should be aware of.  My wife is in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at large southern California high school which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower socio-economic and income levels. Most of the schools you are hearing about South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park, etc., where these students are protesting are also Title 1 schools.
My wife tells me that 100% of the students in her school and other Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast, free lunch program. When I say free breakfast I' m not talking a glass of milk and roll... but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would make a Marriott proud. The waste of this food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten. She estimates that well over 50% of these students are obese or at least moderately overweight. About 75% or more DO have cell phones.The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or having family watch their kids.

She was ordered to spend $700,000 on her department or risk losing funding for the upcoming year even though there was little need for anything; her budget was already substantial. She ended up buying new computers for their computer learning center. Half of which, one month later, have been carved with graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in America.  She has had to intervene several times for young and substitute teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students here in the country less then 3 months who raised so much hell with the female teachers, calling them "Putas"--whores--and throwing things that the teachers were in tears. Free medical, free education, free food, day care etc.. etc.. etc.. Is it any wonder they feel entitled to not only be in this country but to demand rights,
privileges and entitlements?

To my bleeding-heart liberal friends who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society because they LIKE their gardener and housekeeper and they like to pay less for tomatoes: spend some time in the real world of illegal immigration and see the TRUE costs. Higher insurance, Medical facilities closing, higher medical, more crime, lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases etc.. etc.. etc.. For me--- I 'll pay more for tomatoes.

We need to wake up. The guest worker program will be a disaster because we won't have the guts to enforce it. Does anyone in their right mind really think they will leave and return voluntarily?  There are many hardworking Hispanic/American citizens that contribute to our country and many that I consider my true friends. We should encourage and
accept those Hispanics who have done it the right and legal way. It does, however, have everything to do with culture. A third-world culture that does not value education, that accepts children getting pregnant and dropping out of school by 15 and that refuses to assimilate... and an American culture that has become so weak and politically correct that we don't have the will to do anything about it.
If this makes your blood boil, as it did mine, forward this to everyone you know.
Sure thought provoking.

Here is another one that I got in the email:

> We  don't know who wrote  this piece, but we  know the quotes are
> as I
> have read them before. We   would like to shake the author's hand. He
> is of
> course a voice in the   wilderness. Read it and weep for our nation.
> Those of you
> in California,  be  ready for the "payback" these immigration
> criminals and
> their  traitorous  accomplices are preparing for you.
> Vote  for anyone who  opposes amnesty, supports a border wall and
> speaks
> english  as his or her primary language!
> Subject:  Immigration
> "You old white people.  It is your  duty to die."  (A"latino" 
> Augustin  Cebada,  Brown Berets; "Go back to  Boston!  Go back to
> Plymouth Rock,  Pilgrims!  Get out!  We are  the future.  You are old
> and
> tired.  Go on.  We have beaten  you.  Leave like  beaten rats.  You
> old white
> people.  It is your duty to die . . .  Through love of  having
> children, we
> are going to take over.
> Richard  Alatorre,  Los Angeles City  Council. "They're afraid we're
> going to take over the governmental  institutions and other
> institutions.
> They're right.  We will take them  over . . . We are  here to stay."
> Excelsior,  the national newspaper of Mexico,   "The American
> Southwest
> seems to be slowly returning to the jurisdiction of  Mexico  without
> firing a
>  single shot."
> Professor  Jose Angel Gutierrez,  University  of  Texas; "We have an
> aging
> white America.  They are not  making  babies.  They are dying. The
> explosion
> is in our population  . . . I love it.  They are  shitting in their
> pants
> with
> fear.  I love it."
> Art  Torres,  Chairman of the California Democratic Party,  "Remember
> 187--proposition to deny taxpayer funds for services to
> non-citizens--was
> the last gasp of white America in California."
> Gloria   Molina, Los  Angeles County Supervisor, "We are 
> every single one of  these new citizens that are becoming  citizens
> this
> country . . . I  gotta tell you that a lot of people are saying, 
> going
> to go out  there and vote because I want to pay them back."
> Mario  Obledo,  California Coalition of Hispanic Organizations  and
> California  State Secretary of Health,  Education and Welfare  under
> Governor
> Jerry Brown, also awarded the  Presidential Medal of Freedom by
> President
> Bill Clinton, "California is going to be  a Hispanic  state. Anyone
> who
> doesn't like it should leave."
> Jose  Pescador  Osuna, Mexican Consul General ,  "We are practicing
> 'La
> Reconquista' in California."
> Professor  Fernando Guerra,  Loyola  Marymount  University; "We need
> to
> avoid a white  backlash by using codes understood by Latinos . . . "
> Are these just the words of  a few  extremists?  Consider that we
> could
> fill up many pages with such  quotes.  Also, consider  that these are
> mainstream Mexican  leaders.
> On February 15, 1998, the  U.S. and Mexican soccer teams met at  the
> Los
> Angeles Coliseum.  The crowd was overwhelmingly   pro-Mexican even
> though most
> lived in this country.  They booed during  the  National Anthem and
> U.S. flags
> were held upside  down.  As the match progressed,  supporters of the
> U.S.
> team
> were insulted, pelted with projectiles, punched and spat upon.   Beer
> and
> trash were thrown at the U.S. players before and after the  match.
> The coach
> of the U.S. team, Steve Sampson said, "This  was the most painful
> experience
> I have ever had in this  profession."
> Did you know  that  immigrants from Mexico and other  non-European
> countries can come to this country and get preferences in  jobs,
> education,
> and government contracts?  It's called  affirmative  action or racial
> privilege.  The Emperor of Japan or  the President of  Mexico could
> migrate
> here and  immediately be eligible for special rights unavailable  for
> Americans of  European descent.  Recently, a vote was  taken in the
> U.S.
> Congress to end this  practice.  It was  defeated.  Every single
> Democratic
> senator  except Ernest Hollings voted to maintain special  privileges
> for
> Hispanic, Asian and African immigrants.  They were  joined by
> thirteen
> Republicans.  Bill Clinton and Al Gore have  repeatedly  stated that
> they
> believe that massive immigration from countries like  Mexico is 
> They
> have also backed special privileges for these immigrants.
> Corporate America has  signed on to the idea that minorities and
> world immigrants should get  special, privileged  status.  Some
> examples are
> Exxon, Texaco,  Merrill Lynch, Boeing, Paine Weber, Starbucks  and
> many more.
> Did you know that  Mexico  regularly intercedes on  the side of the
> defense in criminal cases involving Mexican   nationals?  Did you
> that
> Mexico has NEVER extradited a Mexican national  accused of  murder in
> the U.S.
> in spite of agreements to do  so?(well,   twice now but not for the
> death
> penalty)   According  to the L.A. Times, Orange
> County, California is home to 275  gangs with 17,000 members;  98% of
> which
> are Mexican and Asian.   How's your county doing?  (much worse in
> County!)
> According to a New York  Times  article dated May 19, 1994, 20 years
> after the great influx of legal  immigrants from Southeast Asia,  30%
> are
> still on welfare compared to 8% of households  nationwide.   A Wall
> Street
> Journal editorial dated December 5, 1994  quotes law enforcement
> officials as
> stating that Asian mobsters are the  "greatest criminal challenge the
> country
> faces."  Not bad for a group  that is still under 5% of the
> population.
> Is education important to   you?  Here are the words of a teacher who
> spent over 20 years in the  Los Angeles  School system.   "Imagine
> teachers in
> classes containing 30-40 students of widely  varying
> attention spans and   motivation, many of whom aren't fluent in
> English.
> Educators seek learning  materials likely to reach the majority  of
> students
> and that means fewer  words and math problems and more pictures and
> multicultural  references."
> When I was young, I   remember hearing about the immigrants that came
> through  Ellis Island.  They wanted to  learn  English.  They wanted
> to
> breathe
> free.  They wanted to become   Americans.  Now too many immigrants
> come here
> with demands.  They  demand to be taught in their own  language. They
> demand
> special  privileges--affirmative action.  They demand  ethnic studies
> that
> glorify their culture.
> Send copies of this letter   to at least two other people, 100 would
> be  even
> better.  Help us get  the  word out.

   CHEAP LABOR             
>     Isn't that what the whole immigration issue is about?
>     Business doesn't want to pay a decent wage
>     Consumers don't want expensive produce
>     Government will tell  you Americans don't want the jobs
>     But the bottom line is cheap labor.

     The phrase "cheap labor" is a myth, a farce, and a lie there is no such thing  as "cheap labor."
>    Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children.
>     He takes a job for $5.00 or $6.00/hour.
>      At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files an Income Tax Return, he gets an "earned income
credit" of up to $3,200 free.
>      He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent. He qualifies for food stamps
>     He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay)
> health care.
     His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school.  He requires bilingual teachers and books
>   He qualifies for relief from high energy bills
>   If they are or become, aged, blind or disabled,
> they qualify for SSI.
>  Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare.
>   All of this is at that  taxpayer expense.
>   He doesn't worry about car insurance, life
> insurance, or homeowners insurance.
>   Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material.
>    He and his family receive the equivalent of $20. to   $30./hour in benefits.
>     Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour left after paying their bills and his.
>     The American taxpayers also pay for increased crime, graffiti and trash clean-up.
>                              Cheap labor?
>                              YEAH RIGHT!

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