Free care for illegal immigrants
TT/The Local · 15 May 2008, 07:21
Published: 15 May 2008 07:21 GMT+02:00
Earlier Billström had rejected the idea because he felt it would send the wrong signals.
But now his opinion on the matter has shifted somewhat and he told TV4 that pregnant women and children lacking residence permits would be offered free healthcare.
The suggestion entails providing free maternity care, care during childbirth, and health services to child.
“You can’t punish children—born or unborn—for their parents’ decision to live here in hiding,” said Billström to TV4.
Earlier, the Liberal Party and Christian Democrats said that would like to have those in hiding and lacking permits receive healthcare under the same conditions as others.