A Dallas Reader Experiences A Benefit Of Diversity: The Hispanic Welfare Class

 Re: Linda Thom’s article Hispanic Maternal Poverty—Another Problem That Amnesty Won’t “Get Behind Us.”

From: Roger Chaillet [Email him]

I dropped a family member off last night at his buddy's house.

Driving home I passed a 24-hour check cashing service at the intersection of Coit and Spring Valley Roads in North Dallas. The check cashing building was lit up like a Las Vegas casino. All the neon signs affixed to the building were broadcasting in Spanish only. Across the street from it was a dental clinic.  Naturally, the clinic accepted Medicaid and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program).  Immediately adjacent to the clinic was a tax service office.  Illegal aliens use ITINs (Individual Tax Identification Numbers) in order to claim the Earned (sic) Income Credit of over $2,000 per American (sic) child. Thus the need for a tax service catering to those who work in the underground economy.

And towering above the barrio's strip center?

An English language billboard asking for food donations for the North Texas Food Bank.  

You can't make this stuff up.

Roger Chaillet has written us many letters, for which we are very grateful.