Despite backlog of veterans’ claims, VA using resources to help illegal immigrants

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With hundreds of thousands of veterans’ healthcare claims on backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), top Republicans in the House and Senate are hoping to prevent VA resources from being used to process claims for medical care of illegal immigrants.

According to a July report from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency contracts with the VA to process medical claims reimbursements involving illegal immigrants even though they did not serve in the U.S. military. Medical professionals treat illegal immigrants detained by ICE on site, but when specialized or emergency care is required, they are transported to private providers, according to Fox News. The arrangement between ICE and the VA was outlined in a 2020 memo during the Trump administration, Fox News reported.

According to the ICE report, in fiscal year 2022, the VA processed healthcare claims for illegal immigrants totaling more than $63.6 million in medical services. That number is expected to rise in fiscal year 2023, the report explains, because providers have one year after the date of service to submit claims.

Terrence Hayes, spokesperson for the VA, told Fox News that the VA doesn’t provide any healthcare services to individuals who ICE detains. All healthcare expenses are paid for and provided by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Health Service Corps, he said.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., in October pressed the VA to address a backlog of more than 300,000 claims, meaning they’ve been pending for more than 125 days. That number, according to a statement from Spanberger, is expected to increase in 2024 to over 400,000 as a result of expanded healthcare benefits to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during their military service.

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Just imagine being evicted from your Apartment or home to make way for Illegal Aliens whom ever is behind this should be arrested and Charged with aiding and abetting the Enemy

This is not a thing. It hasn’t happened.

Last edited 1 month ago by Michael

Our rating: False

There is no evidence homeless veterans were evicted and replaced by migrants in New York. Government officials and representatives of the hotels in question said that no veterans were in any of the hotels, nor were any guests displaced.

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https://nypost.com/2023/05/13/outrage-grows-over-vets-evicted-from-hotels-to-house-migrants/

For those far and away too ignorant to check for themselves.

The former Island Shores Senior Residence was one of 200 buildings in the city turned into shelters for housing migrants.
It isnt a hotel they dont house seniors in hotels, Mikeys “source” is gaslighting.

Mikey also does not consider the shelters are over capacity because of the invasion, resources meant for our citizens are now sucked up by those that have contributed nothing.

NY and Chicago screaming for help with the illegals, Mikey “oh lets check liberal fact checkers”
But the fact remains our resources for vets at our veteran hospitals are being stolen and given to illegals.

Last edited 1 month ago by kitt

Yeah
I pay no mind to what Mikey says.

Why is biden AWOL while the country is under an invasion?

Hey the MSM says he needs a vacation, he does the work of 3 men.
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Yeah
He works almost as hard as obama at destroying America.

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I saw where Adams is actually making the correlation between hundreds of thousands more illegal immigrants per month equates to tens of thousands more illegal immigrants dumped in NYC. That mind is really clickin’!

The claim: Homeless veterans in New York were evicted and replaced with illegal immigrants

A May 16 Facebook post (direct link, archive link) makes a claim about a purported incident in New York involving veterans.

“Homeless veterans in New York were EVICTED and replaced with illegal immigrants,” reads the post. “Under NO circumstances should this happen in our country!!”

The post generated over 600 shares in less than a week. Similar posts have generated hundreds of interactions on Facebook.

Our rating: False

There is no evidence homeless veterans were evicted and replaced by migrants in New York. Government officials and representatives of the hotels in question said that no veterans were in any of the hotels, nor were any guests displaced.

Viral claim stemmed from hoax story by a New York-based nonprofit

The post’s claim surfaced after the New York Post ran a story on May 12 in which Sharon Toney-Finch, president of the nonprofit Yerik Israel Toney Foundation, claimed that nearly two dozen homeless veterans were booted from Crossroads Hotel in the town of Newburgh, New York, and the Super 8 and Hampton Inn & Suites in the city of Middletown, New York, to make room for migrants.

Republicans, including 2024 presidential candidate Nikki Haley and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, shared the story on social media, and it was picked up by conservative news outlets such as the Washington Times. The story came a day after New York City Mayor Eric Adams sent a bus of asylum seekers to a suburban hotel on May 11, as Politico reported.

However, the story fell apart after Mid Hudson News reported that the general manager of the Crossroads Hotel said no group of veterans was staying at the hotel at the time of the alleged incident, and that no guests were asked to leave. The outlet also determined that a purported receipt showing the payment for the vet’s rooms was altered. Several homeless men later said they were recruited to pretend to be the supposed displaced veterans.

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Well, what he meant was the Ministry of Propaganda wasn’t reporting it, so it hasn’t actually “happened” yet. Leftists only believe those who consistently lie to them.

Yes
This from the “big guy”

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What this corrupt regime doesn’t want is a bunch of illegal immigrants or their ambulance-chasing attorneys complaining publicly that they didn’t immediately get their aspirin for a headache or cold medication. This would only bring more focus on the total disaster Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden has created on our southern border. So, sorry vets… go quietly die or commit suicide so the leftist government doesn’t have to bother with you. Besides, you won’t vote for socialism anyway.

This whole thing reeks of Soros Open Society the CFR the DNC and UN Globalists