Fact Check: McCrory's immigration sta...

Fact Check: McCrory's immigration stats unverified

There are 7 comments on the Charlotte.com story from Jan 18, 2008, titled Fact Check: McCrory's immigration stats unverified. In it, Charlotte.com reports that:

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory has made reducing illegal immigration a major theme in his bid for N.C. governor, proposing tighter oversight of state contractors and increased deportations of immigrants who commit ...

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Howell, NJ

#1 Jan 19, 2008
Pat MacCrory: Lying F**k Par Excellence

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#2 Jan 19, 2008
Kulturkampf wrote:
Pat MacCrory: Lying F**k Par Excellence
The plain fact is, even ONE illegal alien is one too many. Get that through your thick skull.

Howell, NJ

#3 Jan 19, 2008
Rebel wrote:
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The plain fact is, even ONE illegal alien is one too many. Get that through your thick skull.
I'll bet that guy's face muscles twitch every time he reels off one of his "statistics."

United States

#4 Jan 20, 2008
'Our community -- and I'm talking about the larger community -- is much too smart for people to throw numbers out like that. I think it's irresponsible for people to throw numbers out like that,' said Angeles Ortega-Moore, executive director of the Latin American Coalition in Charlotte...show us your proof about that statement, Angeles...
She Be Me


#5 Jan 20, 2008
Rebel wrote:
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The plain fact is, even ONE illegal alien is one too many. Get that through your thick skull.

Cynthiana, KY

#6 Jan 20, 2008
Looks like Mr. McCrory used stats passed out by someone who didn't want the truth revealed.

Hospitals do know how many uses emergency medicaid, a lot of them just don't want to disclose that info but have to file the claims. So this study shows 99% of all claims were for illegal aliens and 93% were for hispanic.

Undocumented Immigrants' Childbirth Is Top Emergency Medicaid Expense
Study of N.C. data shows first look at health care needs of burgeoning population.
By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News)-- The lion's share of Emergency Medicaid expenditures in North Carolina covers undocumented immigrants' pregnancy and labor complications, a trend that's probably occurring in other states, a new study found.

In their study, researchers at the University of North Carolina analyzed administrative claims data for Emergency Medicaid, which showed that 48,391 people in the state received emergency care between 2001 and 2004.
Within that group, 99 percent of patients were undocumented immigrants, 93 percent were Hispanic, 95 percent were female and 89 percent were between the ages of 18 and 40.
In addition, the data showed, about 82 percent of Emergency Medicaid spending in 2004 was for childbirth and pregnancy complications, which accounted for 91 percent of hospitalizations.
About one-third of the remaining funds were spent on "sudden-onset" problems, such as injuries and poisonings.(Hispanic immigrants account for a disproportionate number of workplace injuries and fatalities in the United States, and motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death among Hispanics in North Carolina). Large chunks also went to complications of chronic disease, such as kidney failure.
The study found that the largest spending increases occurred among undocumented immigrants who were elderly and disabled.
Spending on pregnant women increased by 22 percent during the study period, by 70 percent for families with dependent children, by 82 percent for disabled patients and by 98 percent for elderly patients.

Cynthiana, KY

#7 Jan 20, 2008
To qualify for Medicaid, American citizens must meet income and asset requirements but all illegal aliens can walk into any emergency room in this country and qualify for treatment covered by medicaid with no questions asked. How American is this to turn away citizens and treat foreign invaders?

Even the drug smugglers and terrorists seeking to kill Americans are welcomed into the emergency rooms to further exploit the taxpayers of this country.

We need to bombard our representatives every day with letters and faxes demanding they build the fence, enforce our laws and end taxpayer support for this illegal invasion. They are probably thinking we have gone back to sleep.

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