Grass Valley, CA — Area trinket collector, “oriental” food connoisseur and occasional racist Terry Adkinson decided to make a point about illegal immigration last week by pretending to be an undocumented Mexican worker. Mr. Adkinson, who runs a local blog called The Conservarian: Reflections on American Exceptionalism, attempted to apply for assistance at the area Social Services office in Nevada City.
“What a hell hole that office was,” said Mr. Adkinson speaking of the Nevada County Health and Human Services office at Rood Center. “I had to sit there for over 4 hours before they even called me up to the window. The nice white lady behind the glass explained that I would get no benefits as an illegal alien. She told me to go to the food bank and a local churches.”
Undocumented immigrants pay taxes every time they buy gas, clothes or new appliances. They also contribute to property taxes, the main source of school funding, when they buy or rent a house or rent an apartment. The U.S. Social Security Administration estimated that in 2013 undocumented immigrants and their employers paid $13 billion in payroll taxes alone for benefits they will never get. They can receive schooling in some States and emergency medical care, but not welfare or food stamps.
“You know,” continued Mr. Adkinson, “I didn’t see one Mexican in the office. Not one single one. I bet they have special hours for illegals and I came during the white hours. I’m going to try again next week to see if I can catch illegals stealing my tax money.”