Political Editors / Mar. 8, 2019

Miserable Military Housing but Billions for Illegals

Illegal aliens gain greater government focus than do U.S. military personnel and their families.

After a growing number of complaints sparked a Reuter’s investigative story, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing recently to determine the degree and scope of unsafe living conditions many military families had experienced while residing in on-base housing units.

As Reuter’s reported, the unsafe living conditions included some bad stuff: “Lead paint hazards threaten children; rampant mold sickens others; ceilings leak or collapse into bedrooms, and rodents soil cribs and carpets. Even some new homes are riddled with defects, and the housing often isn’t accessible to state or county inspectors. Families have limited tenant rights and can be left penniless or powerless to challenge property managers in business with their military employers.”

While the Leftmedia has sought to place blame for the problem on the government’s decision to contract out on-base housing to private companies rather than on the actual issue of poor program oversight, what we find more disturbing and frustrating is how U.S. military personnel and their families are treated versus illegal aliens.

The U.S. has been catering to the welfare of illegal aliens, costing taxpayers billions annually. In fact, as we’ve previously noted, the Center for Immigration Studies found that “63% of noncitizen-headed households got some form of welfare benefit in 2014, compared with 35% for citizens.” How many of these noncitizens are paying taxes? Or to put it into context, how many noncitizens are actively serving the U.S. by defending her to the point of giving up their lives, as do members of America’s military? It’s indeed a shame that those who serve our nation to preserve our freedom should be subjected to such poor living conditions.

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