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BUDGET: Taxpayer money spent on illegals

Letter by Matt Hofstadter, Puyallup on June 25, 2010 at 5:26 pm | 63 Comments »
June 25, 2010 5:26 pm

I was looking up health clinics the other day and was shocked to see what and who our tax money goes for.

Who do community health clinics serve? Answer: “Some of the special populations targeted to receive clinic services include: Migrant seasonal farm workers and non-citizen immigrants.”

Of course there are others listed, but these two stand out to me. Why is it that millions of dollars in taxpayer money is being spent in Washington state for illegals when it should be spent first on the citizens who are legally here?

Seems that would save a lot in Washington state’s budget.

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