Americans Will Pay Billions With Biden’s New Plan, “But It Won’t Help Americans”

Earlier this week, the Biden administration announced that individuals who enter the United States unlawfully could apply for registration in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was established by former President Barack Obama. This would enable them to avail of free health care coverage under Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While millions of Americans have to bear the expenses of their medical treatment themselves, the program ensures that illegal aliens receive free health care coverage.

The White House released a statement expressing President Biden and Vice President Harris’s viewpoint that health care should be a fundamental right rather than a privilege. The statement also outlined their commitment to safeguarding and enhancing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid, extending coverage, and reducing costs, allowing all Americans to have the assurance that health insurance provides. DACA recipients also referred to as “dreamers,” who meet the criteria, can apply for health care coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

The Biden administration is making efforts to convince Congress to offer complete citizenship privileges to DACA recipients, granting them both free health care coverage and all other citizenship benefits, despite their illegal entry into the United States. The White House announced that the President’s proclamation offers DACA recipients the same chance as the administration pushes Congress to create a path to citizenship for Dreamers, providing them with the sense of security and contentment they require and merit.

Based on data provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the number of people who are presently registered in the DACA program is roughly 600,000. Nonetheless, in response to multiple lawsuits submitted by Republican-led states, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals passed a ruling that labeled DACA as “illegal” in October of last year. This ruling has resulted in the prevention of any new candidates from joining the program.

In the event that the addition of free health care coverage to DACA is approved, it would signify the first time that illegal aliens in the U.S. are qualified to receive such coverage. However, Dreamers have access to other programs that are not accessible to American citizens, such as the AmeriCorps VISTA Program, which provides them with exclusive job prospects, living allowances, professional development training, and a cash stipend. Additionally, there are outdoor programs like Every Kid Outdoors, Healthy Parks, the Scout Ranger Program, Healthy People, and partnerships with the YMCA-National Parks Service, including the Bringing Youth Outdoors Together Summer Camp Program.

Moreover, illegal aliens can benefit from the services of the American Job Centers, which offer counseling, skill training, ability assessment services, and advice on how to increase their income in the workforce. Other programs available to them include Job Corps, which provides education and vocational training to illegals aged between 16-24, enabling them to “secure good jobs and become independent.” Similarly, YouthBuild imparts vocational skills in construction and other sought-after industries, prepares illegals for college, and also provides apprenticeship programs.

Lastly, the ARP Good Jobs Challenge has the objective of broadening career prospects for illegal aliens by providing them with supportive services, including access to childcare, transportation, and on-the-job training opportunities with payment. Moreover, the program offers expanded assistance to those who qualify under DACA to rent or purchase a home.