- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 22, 2009


The Immigrant Children’s Health Improvement Act (ICHIA) throws the burden for supporting immigrant mothers and children from the sponsors to the American taxpayers. Is it too much to ask that immigrants wait five years before becoming taxpayer burdens?

My wife is foreign-born, and she was naturalized in 1985. I was her sponsor. I had to pay for her, the birth of our children and all related expenses as the husband-father-sponsor under Title 8 of the United States Code - see 8 USC 1183a (a)(1)(A).

Why should sponsors no longer be required to do their lawful, loving duty and support their immigrant wife and children? Senators should vote ICHIA down.




Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide