- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 22, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

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.

JAMES BOBADILLA

McDONALD

Alexandria

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