There is a disingenuous, EGREGIOUS MYTH that non-citizens cannot get Welfare Services. ACTUALLY, they are awash in it!
Here is a short FOX News feature where a woman crossed the Rio Grande ILLEGALLY a good 20 years ago.
She is 50, single, and has 7 dependents. She receives Food Stamps, SOCIAL SECURITY of $700/mo., subsidized rent, and of course Medicaid.
As SHE says here in broken English, ALL AN ILLEGAL ALIEN HAS TO DO IS ASK THE GUVMENT FOR FREEBIES, and there they are!
One part of the scam-- as soon as they push out an illegitimate "anchor baby," it opens the tap to welfare services. Other countries have ended the birthright citizenship scam for those ILLEGALLY there.
Something few understand-- the welfare service people in guvment are all about expanding what they do...it is job security, and it is not THEIR money! Federal welfare workers are forbidden from asking those with a foreign appearance or accent about their citizenship status.
Marco Rubio and others are simply LYING when they say that the 11+ million ILLEGAL aliens will not be eligible for welfare...they ALREADY use more welfare services than citizens do on average. And no matter how they dance around it, if ILLEGALS show up at a hospital, they MUST be treated. The LOVE our "free" healthcare!