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Immigrants can also apply for affordable or free healthcare in the United States where as in their country, there is no such thing as healthcare. Every hospital, doctor visit, medicine, and surgery is paid out of their pocket. Though one writer says, “While low-income citizens depend on Medicaid and SCHIP for health coverage, undocumented immigrants and non-permanent
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Snyder 4 documented immigrants, such as individuals with student or temporary work visas , are not eligible for Medicaid, except limited Medicaid coverage for emergency services”(King). Some say that immigrants can get insurance much easier than a citizen but this is untrue. Maybe this is why immigrants do not report the proper income they make. Another statement that was made, “Immigrants are more likely to be uninsured and therefore less likely to consume health care services”(King). Some feel that immigrants just come here for just health insurance but that’s a myth. Another statement was made that, “Job opportunities across the country are the "magnet" that draws immigrants to the country; not federal incentives such as health care coverage and services”(King). Immigrants also come for education. Immigrants feel they also have a better chance at getting education in the United States because they feel its free with grades k-12 but in their country if someone wants to go to school, it has to be paid with cash. One writer says, “Proponents of the DREAM Act argue that parents of illegal students have paid taxes and that the United States should invest in them. The hard truth is that most illegal workers, due to their low-incomes, do not pay enough taxes to offset the cost of educating their children in American public grade schools. This cost can exceed $9,500 per child per year if the student receives the so-called bilingual education, not to mention the costs of other social services”(Ling-Ling). Some citizens feel that immigrant children and young adults should not be allowed to attend schools in the United States. The government should give the immigrants a chance to live in the United States. Immigrants should be able to have help for the first few months they move here with food and housing. Immigrants should also be able to get affordable education and healthcare. Applying for citizenship should not take more than 1 year. A thorough background check should be done to keep the criminals out of the United States. Immigrants should not have to fear of being deported
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Snyder 5 by just walking out of the door of their house. The United States can benefit with the immigrants helping in paying taxes.
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  • Fall '19
  • Immigration to the United States, Central American immigrants

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