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Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Bill Rejected

From the L.A. Daily News:

WASHINGTON -- The House overwhelmingly rejected legislation Tuesday that would have required emergency room doctors to report illegal immigrants for deportation.

The Undocumented Alien Emergency Medical Assistance Act would have required hospitals that accept federal reimbursement for the cost of treating illegal immigrants in their emergency rooms to ask the immigration status and other personal information from foreign-born patients.

The government would have deported patients found to be in the United States illegally.

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