According to Illinois Democrat Rep. Luis Gutierrez, illegal immigrants should receive taxpayer-subsidized healthcare while living in the U.S. regardless of whether the law – or common sense – dictates otherwise.
He introduced a bill in the U.S. House this week, later explaining that he is not concerned with whether illegals are deemed “eligible or deserving” of the largesse he wishes to bestow upon them. Although the controversial Obamacare law specifically prohibits illegals from receiving its benefits, Gutierrez asserted:
The goal is to make integration and inclusion real for millions of families that are locked out under current law.
For good measure, he lambasted the “current hysteria” by Republicans – especially the party’s presidential candidates – on the subject of immigration reform.