At Least 1-in-7 DACA Illegal Aliens Would End Up on Medicaid Following Amnesty

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5 January 2018
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Our American Future
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At least nearly one in seven illegal aliens shielded from deportation by former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would end up on Medicaid if they were given amnesty, a government report states.

A report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reveals the impact a DACA amnesty for nearly 800,000 to 3.5 million illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for the Obama-era program would have on American citizens.

For example, the CBO found that nearly one in seven DACA illegal aliens, or about 14 percent, would go on Medicaid should they be given amnesty in a spending deal in which President Trump’s administration caves on its pro-American immigration agenda that specifically excluded amnesty for illegal aliens.

According to the CBO, about 275,000 DACA illegal aliens of the roughly two million they estimate would be given amnesty would be on Medicaid by the year 2027...



Americans always pay the heavy cost of amnesties. The amnesty of 1986 was clearly stated by Congress to be a "one time only" amnesty. Yet including the 1986 amnesty, Congress has passed a total of 7 amnesties for illegal aliens:

Learn more about amnesty for illegal aliens, legalization and comprehensive immigration reform.