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WATCH: DNC Chair Tom Perez Defends Giving Health Care To Illegal Aliens

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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez appeared on "Fox News Sunday." During the discussion with Chris Wallace, the issue of providing health care to illegal aliens came up. 

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"Every person on that stage – all 10 of them – said that they would provide health insurance coverage for people in this country illegally, either under Obamacare or Medicare For All, whichever they supported," Wallace said. "No talk about preexisting conditions, you gotta be working in this country. No talk about you gotta be paying in taxes. The basic point was that you're in this country legally or illegally, you get health insurance coverage."

Naturally, Perez defended Democrats' position.

"And it's an insurance program, so you've got to pay into it. As you know, immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, pay billions of dollars in taxes and that's the reality," Perez explained. "What Democrats also said, Chris, which is far different than Republicans, is that if you have a preexisting condition you should be able to keep your coverage. Democrats believe health care should be available. Affordable, quality health care should be available to everyone. And, thanks to Obama, thanks to LBJ, Medicare and Medicaid, we're 90 percent of the way there."

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Democrats wonder why people are flocking to our southern border in droves. Democrats wonder what could possibly be so terrible in Central America that caravans full of people are arriving in the United States. It's not because all of them are asylum seekers who fear for their lives. Yes, there are some very legitimate cases. Most, however, are not seeking asylum. They're coming to America because they know that once they get into the United States they have access to social welfare programs. Need food? There's food stamps and WIC. Need housing? HUD will get you taken care of. Can't afford health insurance? The government's got you covered with Medicaid.

As Democrats talk about expanding even more social programs for illegal aliens, don't be surprised if Border Patrol's apprehensions along the southern border continue to break record levels. Democrats are literally encouraging the rest of the world to come to America, where we can take care of them from the moment they arrive.

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