Oberweis Goes after Underwood’s Favoring Illegal Aliens over Veterans

From the congressional campaign of Jim Oberweis:

Jim Oberweis: Rep. Lauren Underwood Puts Illegal Immigrants Over US Veterans

Jim Oberweis

Sugar Grove, IL – State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) says Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-14) is putting illegal immigrants before US military veterans by supporting a measure to fast-track the creation of an electronic medical record system for illegals.

The U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act mandates the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol officials to implement an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system for all migrants attempting to enter the country at the US border.

H.R. 3525 passed the House with a vote of 230-184.

The bill requires the EHR to be implemented in a matter of months, which means illegal immigrants will have a benefit veterans and military personnel are not expected to receive for a long to come.

The Veterans Administration won’t have an EHR system for another nine years and the Department of Defense won’t have one for another five years.

“Why would we as a matter of policy take steps to create an electronic health record system for illegal immigrants before we provided these same benefits to the men and women who have protected our freedoms and way of life with their service in the military?”

Oberweis said. “Our veterans could really use an EHR system when it comes to their healthcare, and we should take care of their needs first.”

Oberweis said instead of spending money on an EHR system for illegal immigrants, Congress should be looking at ways to improve border security.

“If we prevented illegal crossings into the country in the first place, we would not have the need for an EHR system for illegal immigrants,” Oberweis. “We should be focused on border security first and foremost.”

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Oberweis Goes after Underwood’s Favoring Illegal Aliens over Veterans — 24 Comments

  1. Every day politicians in the left prove they know nothing about illegal aliens and healthcare.

    Illegals have healthcare and it’s free.

    They just walk into a non-profit hospital, demand treatment and refuse to pay anything.

    The rest of us pay our deductibles, co-pay etc.

  2. About a week late..

    Catalina was tweeting about this in real time when Underwood was on the floor.

  3. Any one who needs medical treatment can go to any hospital and be patched up.

    That’s veterans, citizens, aliens.

    You will be treated and then given the bum’s rush as soon as possible and dunned for payment in perpetuity.

    The politician on the left who instituted this law?

    Ronald Reagan.

    But thanks for playing.

  4. Joe Kvidera, said –>

    “Any one who needs medical treatment can go to any hospital and be patched up”

    One of the dumbest, most ill informed, horribly insensitive comments anyone has ever made on this entire blog!

    And, he knows nothing about damage to ones credit and liability if one does not pay those bills.

    Further, our Veterans come first no matter what!

    Our Veterans, should be treated like “ROCK STARS”


  5. Further, in Joe Kvidera’s delusional world, the only reason Lauren Underwood should be re-elected is because she is a Democrat!


  6. Kind of curious about how Milk Shake Jim knows what veterans want or need as his only military experience was at Marmion Military Academy where he played soldier while cashing checks from Daddy, another failed politician.

    They do make good lemonade.

    He should leave this fake issue to Catalina Fluff, she was the first to make it up.

  7. Why is the left always crying about illegals and healthcare?

    They don’t care about credit.

    Thanks to the left and the status quo they will always be in the shadows.

  8. Veterans build lives just like the rest of us.

    Not all of them are homeless.

    They do care about credit.

    The illegal aliens don’t because most of them have a fake Social Security # or they don’t have one at all.



  9. What about health care reform for average people who aren’t veterans or illegal aliens?

    It’s consistently ranked as one of the top issues for voters.

    I’ve seen Underwood’s plan.

    Do other candidates have detailed policy proposals?

  10. Immigrants come FIRST. God bless immigrants. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic,tock…

  11. Correcting, the article is about Veterans and illegal aliens.

    Veterans come first always!

    Underwood, can talk all day long about reform in health care for all people. Like most things, she is all talk.

  12. For some reason, the story published last Friday is not properly linking to the actual story. Here is the link, and it should work: http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/27/il-14-two-bills-sponsored-by-lauren-underwood-pass-house-but-underwood-claims-partisan-legislation-as-bipartisan-when-truth-says-otherwise

    I do commend her and her campaign, for following the story of the passage of H.R. 3525 the day after it passed, and the Motion to Recommit, which was the topic of her tweet, and what I wrote about last Saturday. I said something similar in the Saturday article, too.

  13. Oberweis is right, Underwood, puts illegal immigrants over Veterans.


    “Why would we as a matter of policy take steps to create an electronic health record system for illegal immigrants before we provided these same benefits to the men and women who have protected our freedoms and way of life with their service in the military?”

  14. We have vets who are deprived of medical care in this Country every day.

    The system is inefficient and neglectful.

  15. per the hill.com

    “New York City has banned the term “illegal alien” when it is used “with intent to demean, humiliate or harass a person” and instituted fines up to $250,000 for the offense.

    In addition, threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on someone as a discriminatory measure is now considered a violation of the law.”

    So now, per New York and Democrats, legal American citizens have to be nice to those who invaded our nation and violated WE Americans and our federal laws.

    This is more nonsense and anti-Americanism from moronic Democrats and liberals. We may as well kiss this Nation good bye if Democrats gain control of the presidency and all of Congress and then install far left wing radical extremists to vacant Supreme Court positions. Illegal aliens are already welcomed in many States and cities run by federal law-breaking governors and mayors. It is likely that Democrat control woould open up all borders to whomever, whatever wants to come in from anywhere in the world. There will be no need for ICE and it will be banished by Democrats and aliens/invaders will be given total and free health care and other privileges. Bottom line is that Democrats and liberals want to destroy this Nation as evidenced by their words and actions.

  16. I know what the article is about. I’m asking Republicans to put out substantive proposals on an important issue.

    The more persuasive stance on how to make health care more affordable is going to move more people than the stance on an electronic record system for vets and/or illegals. Voters probably don’t care whether that is a market driven, government driven, or mixed effort reform so long as they stop getting raked over the coals by outrageous costs.

    Republicans have had since 2010 to think about alternatives to the ACA and unfortunately too often all I see are vague platitudes about competition and Dollar Store populist rhetoric about how “the vets come before illegals!” You’ll have to do better than that or else just expect another 2018 repeat in 2020.

    Underwood is not all talk. She introduced HR 1868. The real “all talk” people are the GOP, who said they would repeal and replace Obamacare and then when they gained power they decided to do nothing.

  17. Joey’s right for a change.

    At least about Reagan.

    He brought us amnesty.

    Remember that, with the promise there’d never be more.

    But the Bushes/Clinton/Obongo violated the promise.

  18. They also kicked the China theft of intellectual property and industrial espionage can down the road for generations.

    Trump won’t defer.

  19. Angel said “Immigrants come first…”

    Therein lies the Democrat philosophy.

    Arguably, the definition of treason.

  20. Need to point out again that Democrats and the mostly left wing and corrupt media equate illegal aliens to immigrants who come to the U.S. legally and follow all the rules. How do they do it? By referring to illegal aliens as simply “immigrants” rather than the correct term, “illegal aliens”. Another term that could properly be used is “invaders” in that people who violate OUR Nation and federal laws by coming here illegally actually invade our Nation.

    About 20 years ago, Democrat President Bill Clinton properly referred to illegal aliens using that term in a State of the Union Address. In the 20 years since then, the Democrat Party has gone nuts. They now advocate for illegals and their top people as aspiring presidential candidates want to give them free health care, AND more.

    The U.S. is the most generous and welcoming nation in the world in terms of immigration admitting legally approximately 1 million persons from nations all around the world. Patriotic Americans welcome LEGAL immigrants. Democrats and FOOLS encourage and tolerate invasions and illegal aliens.

  21. I did not write “Immigrants come first.” I wrote “Immigrants come FIRST.” Please stick to the facts. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  22. Angel, there is something seriously wrong with your brain.

    Listen to CP. You might actually learn something.

  23. Angle can’t learn, remember he’s an edutator with a fat pension awaiting him

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