Medical Rights For Illegal Immigrants Research Paper

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Andrea Rodriguez
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Kegley
September 26, 2015
Medical Rights for Illegal Immigrants
All immigrants that come in to the United States have something important to worry about and that is having medication. The issue of medical rights for illegal immigrants has gotten really spread throughout states in the United States. I support the idea of medical rights for illegal immigrants because there is a lot of immigrants that really need medication. I would say that mostly kids that come in to the United States have a need of getting medication. Medical rights is such an important topic to discuss because people like illegal immigrants need the right of having medication. Even though there is people for and against it, there are always reasons
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There is to be say that, “Undocumented immigrants DO have legal rights under the U.S. Constitution and federal statute.” (MALDEF “Undocumented Immigrants DO Have Legal Rights”). Also that, “under federal law publicly funded hospitals must provide emergency medical services to all patients, regardless of their immigration status.” (MALDEF “Undocumented Immigrants DO Have Legal Rights”). Truth is that, immigrants do have the rights to have medical services. It doesn 't matter what race this people are, either ways they can find medical services and be able to get attended and checked by a healthcare provider. Immigrants do benefit the United States because they come here to work and have a better future and that affects the economy of U.S. However, if this illegal immigrants come in and don’t have medical rights, then what’s the point of wanting to work and help this country. Anyways, my point is that a lot of people support the idea of letting immigrants have medical rights. What this people are saying is that “preventing these immigrants from gaining basic health benefits is actually a fiscally irresponsible model that will only raise health care spending and contribute to a sicker U.S. population.” (Sy Mukherjee). Apparently not giving medical rights to immigrants makes the U.S. look pretty…show more content…
For example, there is a lot of congress arguing this specific topic. As we know, immigrants aren’t allowed to cross the border to come to the United States. “The common argument against providing health care to undocumented immigrants is that, since they’ve broken the law, they should be punished.” (Sy Mukherjee, 2013). What that means is that, first of all immigrants aren’t suppose to be crossing the border to come to the United States. However the ones that do, and get caught should be send back to the country they were coming from. I would say that a reason that a lot of people are against illegal immigrants having medical rights is that, immigrants aren’t the ones really paying to get their medication because most of the time they can’t afford it. I know for sure that medicaid was an advantage for kids the need it immigrants and now they aren’t giving medicaid out no more. There is also to be said that, “We must value the contribution of immigrants to our country. In doing so, we must protect our borders, we must protect our workers, and we must protect the taxpayer,” (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi). The idea of letting immigrants have medical rights dosen’t have everyone for it, a lot of people think that doing that will put the U.S. in danger. Saying that, really what they want is to have everything under control and make people follow the law and not let illegal immigrants just come in to the U.S.

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