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AMAC Supports Bill to Prioritize VA Resources for Veterans Over Illegal Aliens

Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024
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the VA department of veterans affairs

This bill prohibits the VA from assigning resources for the administration of healthcare claims filed by illegal aliens.

January 25, 2024

The Honorable Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama
455 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Tuberville,

On behalf of over 2.1 million members of AMAC – Association of Mature American Citizens, including over 33,300 members residing in Alabama, I write to offer our support for S. 3490, the “No VA Resources for Illegal Aliens Act.”
There is a strong constitutional and historical case that the United States should take good care of her brave Veterans, having lived in the service of their nation under the constitutional provisions that allow our government to maintain a military. There are no such constitutional provisions for the care of illegal aliens in our country.

In a July 12, 2023, report issued by Patrick Lechleirtner1, then Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a paragraph in Section II.A. states:

“ICE contracts with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Financial Services Center (VAFSC) to process medical
claims reimbursements;”

This function is apparently performed by the “VA Franchise Fund”, and while the VA does not actually perform medical care for illegal aliens, any portion of the VA’s resources directed to the care or administration of illegal aliens reduces the resources available to care for American Veterans. Not only should VA resources be focused on the wellbeing of our Veterans, but no American taxpayer dollars should be used for the care of people who have illegally entered our nation.

Your bill, the “No VA Resources for Illegal Aliens” not only prohibits the VA from assigning resources to the administration of healthcare claims filed by illegal aliens, but it also prevents the VA from actually providing healthcare in the future; a totally plausible abuse of VA funding that would result from a wholly inappropriate impetus to care for illegal immigrants crossing our border instead of Veterans who deserve the best efforts our Veterans Administration can provide.

Thank you, Senator Tuberville, for advancing S. 3490. As an organization comprised of many Veterans, AMAC is pleased to offer our full support for your efforts.

Sincerely, Bob Carlstrom
President
AMAC Action

1: Healthcare Costs for Noncitizens in Detention, July 12, 2023, FY 2022 ICE Report to Congress

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Red Valley
Red Valley
1 month ago

Agree 110% ! But, when am I going to see a bill that says, NO TAXPAYER DOLLARS WILL BE SPENT SUPPORTING ILLEGAL ALIENS IN ANY WAY! Period! No free anything!

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
1 month ago

Aw, don’t do that! Next time I need to make an appointment at the VA, instead of a 45 days wait, I can be seen immediately if I tell them I’m an illegal. I get my own private room if I tell them (and they believe) I know Hunter Biden.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

YES DO SO needed

Callie
Callie
1 month ago

AGAIN – why is this not a national AMAC CALL TO ACTION? missed opportunity to EASILY mobilize several hundred thousand members and maximize the message impact to ‘the powers that be’.

johnh
johnh
1 month ago

Why do we need a bill, it should be a no-brainer that our veterans are number one on list of VA.

johnh
johnh
1 month ago

What is Tubevrille stance on promotions in our armed forces today/ Is he still holding up promotions & what is his reason for this? I ask this to determine if he does or does not support our troops, or is he playing politics with issue.

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