Illegal Immigration: Rep Diaz Reaps A Fine Harvest of Denial From Ample Seeds of Willful Government Ignorance
On Wednesday, GoLocalProv published an article that included a round-up of responses on the issue of whether illegal immigration is a problem in RI.
One of the people that they spoke to was Rep Grace Diaz (D-Providence).
“I don’t think it’s a big issue to put a lot of energy to,” she said. “For regular people who are undocumented, it’s hard to get a job, it’s hard to survive and I can’t imagine anyone who doesn’t have any documents or anything to prove who they are being able to work in these regular jobs. For that reason, I don’t think that we have something to worry about“.
Such a lovely substance-and-fact-free statement. In fact, when it comes to delivering taxpayer funded services of two of the biggest cost drivers of illegal immigration, K-12 education and “free” health care, we – schools, hospitals, doctors, govt officials, taxpayers – do not ask about immigration status. So it’s impossible to quantify how much of the bill that the taxpayer picks up in both of these expense categories is racked up by illegal aliens.
But how convenient for the rep and for other proponents of illegal immigration. We pay the cost but don’t keep track of it. So, according to Rep Diaz, we have nothing to worry about! In related news, money grows on trees, government doesn’t abuse or squander a single tax dollar that it collects and unicorns frolic daily at Roger Williams Park.
[Monique is Deputy Editor of the RISC-Y Business Newsletter.]