I am going to throw a big "our tax dollars have been helping illegal aliens" party for the next few months before they stop being illegal aliens and become our "guests."
So without further ado...
State of Washington Commission on Hispanic Affairs.
A social worker from DSHS stated that there is a program through DSHS for undocumented families to apply for housing assistance. It is only available once a year.
The Commission partnered with the Department of Health (DOH) to effect change within these agencies in order to better serve undocumented workers.
2007 - 2012 Strategic Plan
The State's recent budget shortfalls have directly affected the Hispanic community. For example, in recent years, Hispanic undocumented immigrant children have lost a significant portion of medical coverage as they were transferred from the state-funded medical assistance program to the Basic Health Program.
Oh boo-freakin-hoo. I'm soooo sad that the illegal alien children lost their cadillac coverage and now only get "basic" health care at the cost to the taxpayers.
If you want to know how this "strategic plan" affected the Washington state budget the look no further...
The Governor’s Budget for Health Care
Restores health coverage for immigrant children. The Governor’s budget restarts the
Children’s Health Program for children of undocumented farm workers with incomes below
100 percent of the federal poverty level.
$17.5 million GF-State
That's $17,500,000 general fund dollars. Dollars that could go to public safety, schools, roads, etc.
But here is the best part, thanks to Bush and his newly elected democrat congress these programs will no longer be necessary! If only because the illegal aliens will now be legal guests.