Children of Immigrant Families Lack Proper Health Care, Education

Stephanie Hanes, Christian Science Monitor, June 14, 2012

Lest you think the days of the United States being a melting pot are over, check out this statistic from the Foundation For Child Development: Of all children in the US, one in four are growing up in an immigrant family.

That means that 18.4 million kids have at least one parent who was born out of the country. And that, the Foundation for Child Development says in a report released this week, comes along with some troubling statistical findings on these children’s health care, financial security and education, as compared to children of US-born parents.

Although their parents are just as likely to have a job as US.-born parents, according to the report, 30 percent of children in immigrant families live below the federal poverty line. (Nineteen percent of children with US-born parents have a similar financial situation.) A quarter of children in immigrant families do not graduate from high school, compared with 18 percent of children with US-born parents, and only 7 percent of children who are dual language learners become proficient at reading English by the end of third grade.

Meanwhile, children in immigrant families (nine out of ten of whom are American citizens) are twice as likely not to be covered by health insurance than children of US.-born parents.

“Somewhere along the line, the system is failing them,” Ruby Takanishi, president of the Foundation for Child Development, said in a statement.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7RORAJVG7LJJZECDJIILHJBE7U So CAL Snowman

    How IRONIC is it that a Liberal Democrat said this, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what YOU can do for your country.”  

    • The__Bobster

      JFK would be considered a right wing extremist today.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WAUO7VJIU3VVHREUVDQEYCFU24 Chris

    “The system is failing them.” So cliche. No, they are failures, from failed countries and failed peoples. Our ‘system’ is not for the purpose of turning these people into successes. It is for Americans to succeed from a 1st. world starting point.

  • Spartan24708

    The whole article was a “blame whitey” thing!

    • ageofknowledge

      Running out of money…

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucas-Evans/100001091600634 Lucas Evans

        Then take away all those white people’s pensions. They only got them from white privilege anyway.

        • ageofknowledge

          Ahhh… take whitey’s pension away from them that they worked their whole life for and live on in their old age and give it to you.

          Now we know your heart (and your politics… you’re obviously a Democrat).

  • Spartan24708

    It is the parent’s own fault if the kid isn’t getting medical care. Most illegals (and many legal) immigrants work under the table and get every cent of their paycheck so they can say that they don’t have an income and therefore qualify for every federal program out there.  We do not carry medical insurance any more since it didn’t cover anything until you met a family deductible (one person alone couldn’t make it) and even then you were still going to pay a percentage. Not only were we paying 500.00 a month for our insurance we still had to pay for medical expenses. We budget carefully so when the kids have to go to the dr we pay in cash upfront so it irks me to no end when a loud obnoxious Spanish speaking family crowds into the waiting room with the sniffles or some other minor complaint and they pull out the medicaid cards. 

    • The__Bobster

      We budget carefully so when the kids have to go to the dr we pay in cash upfront so it irks me to no end when a loud obnoxious Spanish speaking family crowds into the waiting room with the sniffles or some other minor complaint and they pull out the medicaid cards. 
      ___________

      In my local hospital, these ball-like creatures don’t even speak English. Instead they use Mixteco, an ancient Indian language. And they go to the emergency room to get treated for things as minor as the common cold.

      • Spartan24708

        Let me guess- they probably demand an interpreter too.

        • The__Bobster

          Yes, and the hospital is required by law to provide one.

          • Spartan24708

            It’s amazing the number of languages that facilities have to provide interpreters for. Where I live there was an influx of German speaking Russians who needed interpreters. My husband thought about applying but his job requires travel so he couldn’t do the part time work. Later we learned that the dialect they spoke was so different from high German that most of the interpreters quit.

      • NotListeningAnymore

        My aunt works at Ben Taub hospital and I had to stay there
        for a few hours and wait in the waiting room. The only people I saw come in where
        blacks and Mexicans. I was the only white person in there, and EVERYONE was staring
        at me as if I was the one who wasn’t supposed to be there.

  • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

    Despite President Obamas’ protestations, illegals are going to get free or highly subsided health care. I predict they will move to the head of the line because they’re considered ‘at risk and undeserved’.

  • ncpride

    I saw a You Tube clip once of someone out in California who stood on a busy street somewhere in LA and filmed all the people walking by. This video went on for nearly ten minutes, and not a single White person passed by. Not one. To me, that was surreal. He might as well have been filming in Mexico. My heart just sank watching that clip.

    • ageofknowledge

      In the 1960′s, the situation was reversed and those cities were very prosperous. There were plenty of jobs, more than enough to go around, and a college graduate was a superstar. All gone.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MDHITU6TYPQ5ARURB7JQJWEA6I Mel

      I’ve been trying to find it. I found this:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOf9PcUTva0&feature=related

      It’s not the one you are talking about but geez….I look at it and wonder where this is all going to end.

      • ncpride

        The video I saw was posted on another pro-White site, but I can’t for the life of me remember what it was called.  If I can find it, I’ll post it here.

    • newscomments70

      There are still whites left in the West Side of LA. Most of them are grotesquely liberal, left wing. They might have white skin, but I don’t consider them white…nor do I consider white liberals to be human beings.

      It’s just wonderful to allow foreign criminals to rape, murder, and destroy the country. We need to protect those criminals becuase they have human rights.  White victims of violent crime don’t deserve any sympathy because of white privilege. Unborn babies deserve to die as well. That is a “choice”. If you disagree with me, you’re a nazi. 

  • ageofknowledge

    ^ Cosigned and note that California is pushing state prisoners down to county jails and then back out onto the street in early release programs because they ran out of money and room and the Feds told them they can’t have inhumane conditions so the crime rate is going to be shooting up dramatically here within the next few years after the gangsters become reacclimated.

    Also a number of cities are teetering on bankruptcy including Stockton and Los Angeles.

  • WhitesRdumb

    Both my parents immigrated from Europe in the 1950s. Nobody paid their way. Except for the poor excuse for the public school system, I didn’t have a lack of healthcare or education (I mean failed brain washing).

    There is a reason why the coutry these people come from is a thrid world s#!t hole. It’s full of people just like them.

    • Southern__Hoosier

       And they want to turn us into a third world s#!t hole with guilt ridden white liberal making the government picking up the cost.

  • JohnEngelman

    In order to qualify for immigration an immigrant should have a job waiting for him or her. That would solve much of the problem. 

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      Reads like H-xB and J-x.

    • The__Bobster

      Then the problem becomes our older STEM professionals being put out of work and losing medical coverage after being replaced by cheaper (but less competent) young foreign minorities.

      • JohnEngelman

        The people who own and run the United States are getting richer at our expense by importing cheap labor while exporting good jobs. Both political parties have been complicit in this. Nevertheless, the Democrats think the growing income gap is a problem. Republicans do not seem to agree. 

        • The__Bobster

          And yet the Democrats want to flood the country with tens of millions of turd worlders/future Democrats.

          http://www.vdare.com/posts/an-interesting-correlation

          An Interesting Correlation
          By John Derbyshire on June 16, 2012 at 9:19pm

          Dennis Mangan posts an interesting couple of graphs suggesting a causative link between high levels of (a) immigration and (b) income inequality.  And yes, of course, someone in the comment thread says that “correlation is not causation,” which should of course be “correlation does not always imply causation.

          “http://mangans.blogspot.com/2012/06/spot-correlation-wealth-vs-immigration.html

          • JohnEngelman

            “Correlation is not causation,” is a cliche that many use to avoid recognizing obvious causes for serious problems. 

          • robinbishop34

            The people who own and run the United States are getting richer at our expense by importing cheap labor while exporting good jobs. Both political parties have been complicit in this.

            Agreed. They both sing from the same hymnbook on immigration, but I’m not entirely certain how ‘they’ export good jobs unless it’s because of over regulation and taxation on businesses (maybe unions as well) that have them looking overseas for cheaper alternatives.

            Nevertheless, the Democrats think the growing income gap is a problem. Republicans do not seem to agree.

            I realize that ‘income equality’ has a certain surface plausibility ring to it but I don’t understand the concept. I’m thinking street level ‘equality’, perhaps you mean something else?

          • JohnEngelman

            The people who own and run the United States are getting richer at our expense by importing cheap labor while exporting good jobs. Both political parties have been complicit in this.
            Agreed. They both sing from the same hymnbook on immigration, but I’m not entirely certain how ‘they’ export good jobs unless it’s because of over regulation and taxation on businesses (maybe unions as well) that have them looking overseas for cheaper alternatives.
             
            - robinbishop34 
               
            When taxes were more progressive, the minimum wage was worth more adjusted for inflation, and more Americans were in labor unions, which is to say when the Democratic Party dominated the country, most Americans got yearly pay raises that beat inflation. 

          • JohnEngelman

            And yet the Democrats want to flood the country with tens of millions of third worlders/future Democrats.         
            - The_Bobster
                  
            Many Democrats have given up on the white working class. They think most white blue collar workers are so benighted that they will vote against economic policies that benefit them if those policies will also benefit blacks.
                   
            I think the Democrats need to win back much of the South, and most of the white working class. I think they can, but only if they recognize that white blue collar workers really are jeopardized by forced school busing, affirmative action, black crime, and Hispanic competition for their jobs. 

          • robinbishop34

            I think the Democrats need to win back much of the South, and most of the white working class. I think they can, but only if they recognize that white blue collar workers really are jeopardized by forced school busing, affirmative action, black crime, and Hispanic competition for their jobs.

            The Democratic party abandoned whites a long time ago and any strategy to win back the ever shrinking contingent of white blue collar workers would just be pandering to yet another special interest group for votes with no legitimate concern for their welfare.

          • JohnEngelman

            The Democratic party abandoned whites a long time ago and any strategy to win back the ever shrinking contingent of white blue collar workers would just be pandering to yet another special interest group for votes with no legitimate concern for their welfare.                                                              
            - robinbishop34                   
                                                      
            During the New Deal the Democratic Party turned the white proletariat into a thriving lower middle class with good wages and benefits. It did this with laws to protect labor unions, a high minimum wage, Social Security, unemployment compensation, and steeply progressive taxation. 
             
            Since the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 the richest one percent of the country has become phenomenally wealthy, while real after tax income for eighty percent of the work force has declined. 
             
            http://investorvillage.com/smbd.asp?mb=971&mn=389436&pt=msg&mid=10153698 
             
            The Democrats have made mistakes. Anyone who thinks the Republican Party cares about anyone who is not well to do is delusional. 

        • Kurt Plummer

          I think that the reality of ‘exporting good jobs’ is one of gentlemen’s agreements as horsetrades beyond the spectrum of national interests at the likes of the G8 conferences.

          i.e.  It’s not just that 90% of the legislation going through the Senate is not debated or even voted through on the floor.  It’s that the 10% of legislation -which mattered- was voted on a long time ago.  And it is the legislation which nominally gives the U.S. President control over trade talks.

          There is no oversight.  Because the model being used is one hostile to the continued prospering of the United States as ultimately its replacement by an OWG.

          Why is this important?  Because the U.S. is, right now, an insatiable zombie running amok and eating the world’s brains as it’s material resources.  And the only way that ‘the spice must flow’ we can sustain such a vision is if we agree to a certain somethin’-somethin’ to those who happen to be sitting on the stuff (bauxite to lithium to copper to petrogas).

          Hence, just as Roman Italy used to be the center of everything technological from iron working to pottery (amphorae were the card board boxes of the day) while also being nominally self-sufficient in agro; as the Empire rose and the annual tribute system began to displace local economics (much to the ruin of the country farmers, at least as bad as the later plagues); so too did the tech base move overseas.

          Until Spain was the source of most metal and metalworking, egypt owned the grain production and other nations in Europe did much of the secondary fabrication work.

          Thus, when Rome collapsed, these outlier colonial provinces actually did very well.  Until the Germanic tribes overran them.

          This is the same cycle that is happening today.  Except that we are starting with the barbarian overrun first.

  • Southern__Hoosier

    Is she talking about legal or illegal immigrant children.

    “Nineteen percent of children with US-born parents have a similar financial situation.”
    Typical liberal, nothing said about the system failing our children

    “Lest you think the days of the United States being a melting pot are over”
    It is over. No one wants to assimilate. They want to keep their failed cultures which cause all their problems in their old county. And for us to keeping paying for it their failures.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HMWZ2BOVLZVWF4A45YHMVZ6LFA Irene

    Services are being cut to American senior citizens who have worked and paid taxes for over fifty years, and there are still millions of Americans who cannot find work and have to turn to social services for the first time in their lives.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucas-Evans/100001091600634 Lucas Evans

      Seriously, your better off changing your last name to Sanchez and renouncing your US citizenship. You’ll be treated much better by the US government.

    • Lancelot Lincoln

       No one ever said that NAFTA would be all roses and no thorns.

      Those seniors have had it way too good for way too long, burning Earth’s green resources at a rate much higher than their measly worth. Who do they think they are anyway, special, or something?! A day of reckoning has come. The meek shall inherit the world, as the browning of America progresses…forever forward to world governance!

      • IstvanIN

        Have to agree.  Once someone has lost his usefullness to the government he should voluntarily shuffle off this mortal coil.  If they refuse, then perhaps they could be persuaded by civil servants.  The age of whites is over.  The rascist, backward, demonic world built by whites will soon be replaced by the shangri la of a world of browns, blacks and yellows.  I hope I am allowed to live long enough to drin from the pristine waters of a worldwide Ganges.  Viva the future!  Viva Cuba!  Viva Mexico!  Viva Zombabwe!  Vivia India!  Viva North Korea! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWMCMK6U5OWRHYIYJAF2TPFL2U thomas

    So why are we allowing (in the case of legal immigrants) millions of immigrants into this country who essentially end up becoming wards of the state? That’s right… I almost forgot. “Diversity is our greatest strength!”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWMCMK6U5OWRHYIYJAF2TPFL2U thomas

    Your time line is just about right Bobby. I am 45 years old, and lived in the State of CA my entire life. I can recall about the age of 10 seeing things start to change insofar as “diversity” is concerned. It has been down hill for this state every since. Today, illegal invaders from Mexico live like kings in this state. It is disgusting what they are given and allowed to get away with!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWMCMK6U5OWRHYIYJAF2TPFL2U thomas

    Why would they ever do that when they have the State of California to provide their every need, courtesy of “whitey” the taxpayer!

  • MissBonnie123

    This is true throughout the United States. I saw a documentary in which a poor White man from rural Tennessee was told he would have to go to the hospital. He had no insurance and he was afraid to go to the hospital because he felt bill collectors would harrass him when he couldn’t pay the bill.

    I remember thinking that if he were an illegal alien, he would get his hospital bill paid for by the American taxpayer.

    How sad that it has come down to White people in their own country going without the medical care they need but illegal aliens can receive all the medical care they need for free.

  • Major

    I once read that the entire population of the planet could be accommodated in Texas alone.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

       There’s a difference between “can” and “should.”

      • robinbishop34

        Yes, but a good tidbit to use when politically/argumentatively advantageous.

    • The__Bobster

      I’ve heard that garbage before. Let’s analyze it, shall we? Where would the necessary water come from? And the energy? And the food?  

      What would the roads look like? Disposal of waste water and trash? How about all the heat and air pollution generated?

      Somehow, I’m reminded of the planet on Star Trek where no one ever died – wall to wall people. I don’t want to live like that, thank you.

  • WhitesRdumb

     It would depend on your definition of surreal. I was born in the 60′s. Nightmare or insanity would be a better difinition than “dreamlike.” There was a Star Trek (original) episode where everyone on the planet was insane except a few people. Spock or Captain Kirk said: “in an insane world the sane would appear insane.”

  • Zapp Branigan

    You got that right a few years ago I was at Loma Linda, one of The Best hospitals in America,  and spent a week in the waiting room watching mexicans who could barely speak English being taken care of with the latest high-tech treatments and surgery and who weren’t paying a dime because by law  they could not be turned away.
    WE are paying for them.

  • kjh64

    One thing about the republicans I’ve noticed is that they always blather on about cutting taxes, blah blah. Yet, they too want the illegals here as well because they are in with big business that wants the cheap labor. Here in Texas, “Rickroller Perry” as someone else on here calls him, shot down a request to have tough enforcement of illegals because businesses who use them for cheap labor yelled. Yet these same republicans don’t mind one bit that White Texans have to pay higher and higher taxes to support these people. The republicans are a farce and almost as bad as the democrats on the subject of illegals. The republicans are corrupt so are the democrats. It’s time for a strong 3rd party that puts the interests of the American people first.

  • Kurt Plummer

    This is the only paragraph that matters-

    >>
    “Healthy, well-educated children are critical to a strong, secure and prosperous nation, because the children of today are the ones who will be joining the labor force, starting their own families, and ***entering the voting booths for the first time during the coming decades***,” said Donald Hernandez, an author of the report, in a statement. “By not investing in these children we not only undermine our future as a country, but also diminish their opportunities to become productive members of their communities.”
    >>

    Invest in the future Democrats, and you will own this nation as you never did when you were one of many whites.

    I seriously hope that these people live just long enough to see their entire family raped and butchered before their eyes.  Because such is the result of giving away a shared power to an exogroup which has no _racial loyalty_ to YOU.

    After all, if you will betray your own, how long can you be trusted to hold your new master’s interests at heart?

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  • JohnEngelman

    open immigration can’t coexist with a strong social safety net; if you’re going to assure health care and a decent income to everyone, you can’t make that offer global.                                          
    - Paul Krugman, from “The Curious Politics of Immigration” 
    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/26/the-curious-politics-of-immigration/  
                                                
    If immigrant children lack proper health care and education their parents should not move here in the first place.