Several New York GOP lawmakers are calling for a new bill that will provide healthcare benefits to illegal immigrants to be vetoed.
New York GOP Lawmakers Oppose Bill That Will Provide Healthcare Coverage to Illegal Immigrants
Following the Senate’s approval, GOP lawmakers opposed the passing of the new bill that will provide healthcare coverage to illegal immigrants in New York and asked Governor Kathy Hochul to veto the bill.
According to reports from New York Post, GOP lawmakers claimed that the administration should focus on strengthening the state’s border instead of providing healthcare coverage to illegal immigrants, which would only encourage other illegal immigrants to stay in New York.
The GOP lawmakers were strongly against using the taxpayers’ money to fund the healthcare coverage to be given to illegal immigrants, which reportedly would be approximately $1 billion a year to cater for the healthcare needs of more than 200,000 migrants.
GOP Lawmakers Call for Bill That Will Provide Healthcare Benefits to Illegal Immigrants to Be Rejected Over Possible Impacts to New York Taxpayers
Due to the possible impacts on taxpayers in New York, GOP lawmakers expressed their disagreement with the new bill that will provide healthcare benefits to illegal immigrants, especially after learning the idea of having residents live with illegal immigrants inside their houses.