Florida Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink said in a debate Tuesday that without immigration reform, it would be difficult to find people to clean hotels or do landscaping.
Sink is running in a special election for Florida’s 13th congressional seat, which was vacated upon the death of Rep. Bill Young last year. She ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2010 against Rick Scott.
Incidentally, imagine the collective apoplectic seizure that would occur in the media if a Republican politician were to make a similar comment.
A new report shows that as many as 125,000 young California immigrants may qualify for an expansion of Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program.
The Affordable Care Act bars insurance subsidies and enrollment in the Medicaid expansion for undocumented immigrants, but a wrinkle in California rules does offer coverage for those with "deferred action status."
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was created by President Obama in 2012 to grant immigrants who came to the country illegally as children -- sometimes called Dreamers -- legal status and work authorization for two-year periods.