If the patients can’t provide proof that they are in the country legally, hospital staff would have to call federal immigration officials or local law enforcement. The bill by state Rep. Steve Smith also would require hospital officials to file annual reports of how many people they treated who were in the country illegally. Read more
New York Times By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JUNE 4, 2015, 1:22 P.M. E.D.T.
WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans support allowing immigrants living in the country illegally to stay and be granted legal status, according to a new poll released Thursday.
The survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that 72 percent of Americans support legal status for such immigrants.
The poll found that 56 percent of Republicans agree that immigrants living in the U.S. illegally should be able to stay as long as they meet certain criteria, as did 8 in 10 Democrats and three-quarters of independents. The poll question did not specify what those requirements might be. Read more
By Cindy Carcamo January 26, 2013, 6:00 a.m. Los Angeles Times
ByMichael R. Crittenden, November 27, 2012, 2:41 PM ET
“Sen. Kyl stressed that the measure would not disqualify participants from also seeking U.S. citizenship, but said it would not give them preference in the process or make them eligible for programs such as welfare”
A pair of Senate Republicans said they want to “get the ball rolling” on overhauling the immigration system, offering an alternative bill to the Dream Act aimed at giving young illegal immigrants a way to avoid deportation.
Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona and Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, who are retiring this year, acknowledged their move is largely symbolic, since the Senate isn’t likely to take up immigration in the few weeks remaining in the lame-duck session Read more