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Court Bans Illegal Immigrants From State Rehab

A Florida appellate court has ruled that illegal immigrants cannot benefit from a publicly funded state rehabilitation program for victims of brain and spinal cord injuries.

An administrative judge had previously determined that a state rule rendering illegal aliens ineligible for Florida’s Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program is an “invalid exercise of delegated legislative authority.” The case involves an illegal immigrant from Mexico, living in central Florida’s Hardee County, who was injured when his vehicle was struck by a drunk driver.

The Mexican national enrolled in the rehab program, which aims to provide all eligible residents who sustain a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury the opportunity to obtain the necessary services enabling them to return to their community. With regional offices throughout the state, the program is partially funded with traffic-related fines, surcharges for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and license tag fees.

The Florida Department of Health challenged the illegal immigrant’s qualifications for the costly services, pointing out a state Administrative Code that specifically disqualifies those who don’t live in the state legally. This week the Court of Appeals for the First District of Florida agreed, reversing the administrative judge’s previous ruling.

In its seven-page decision the appeals court said that the program services constitute state public benefits under the 1996 federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act and, because the Florida Legislature has not affirmatively provided that illegal aliens are eligible, they are not.


One good judge — 4 Comments

  1. my name is ronnie lee mobile AL in regard too the illeagl immigrants your local cities,countys,and state and federal government are the reasons for the out of controll greety, money hungry contractors who insiste on putting the american skill labors out of work and bringing in the unskilled illeagl workers. The congresmen of alabama jo bonner said that when asked how did we go from being the most richest powerful nation in the world to be in a third world country he said that it was all about the hispanic vote and that it would take 10 years if we tried too take back america to get back on track.
    The future of america seems too lie in the hands of the white man who is wanted to work for a livin and pay for the future of this country.
    If the black man better known as african american would get off their lazy black asses and stop hollering descrimination every time they hear a white person say the N word thanks to our government it used to mean niger.
    Why the african american thinks the N word is so bad but yet just about every rap group and black comedian uses the word niger more than any of the white people i know. If its a such a racial word than why dont this rule aply for the african american.
    The word descrimionation is the most used word by the elective offcals in this country for insant the miss america pagent does not say miss white america pagent but there is a miss black america pagent thats descrimination.
    the NAACP is another black organization is another form of descrimanatoion.
    the black panthers,another vilont hate the white man group is descrination.
    if the so called black leaders Al Shartion and Jessy Jackson are so conserned anout his black brother and sister than he should hope that they can get a job to support their selfs and their family and not depand on the tax payers of this country too support them.
    Take your racial hate against the white man and put it tward the illegals in this country then the white man would not be fightin this war by his self.
    your president that says he wants a change he forgot to tell his black brothers and sisters that everything that you fought for in the last 50 years will be given to the illeagls free of charge and that the black mans rights will be out the door and the illegals will take over where the black man left off and then when you hear the illeagles holler the black man is descrimating againsted me and there is nothing you can do about it then you will know how the white man feels having it shouved down his throught and this is your presidents change.
    P.S. if this letter offends anyone then rember the freedom of speech law.remember no one has been thretind or descrimated againsted in this letter.
    THANK YOU Ronnie Lee
    replys welcome

  2. WOW!!! Your writing is very indicative of your ignorance. I bet you are a Christian, too? What is wrong with you?!?! This website is REPULSIVE!!! Proof that you can’t fix stupid…

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