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TWO IMMIGRATION ARTICLES

Submitted by Todd B. Fahey
FriendsOfLiberty.Com, thru BATR's Yahoo Group
Sept. 27, 2002

CONGRESS MOVES TO GRANT LAST-MINUTE IMMIGRANT AMNESTY AMENDMENTS
Walter F. Roche Jr.
The Baltimore Sun
September 27, 2002

Acting at the last minute and without public notice, Congress is moving to give special exemptions to a small group of foreign investors who sought to gain permanent U.S. residency by participating in financial partnerships labeled "questionable" by a federal agency.

The exemptions were included this week in amendments to a Justice Department spending bill. The amendments were passed Wednesday by a conference committee; and the House, in a 400-4 vote, approved the full bill yesterday. The compromise legislation goes to the Senate. Full article


MIGRANT CARE COST EL PASO (TX) $30 MILLION
Diana Washington Valdez and Sergio Bustos
El Paso Times

Undocumented immigrants in El Paso rang up more than $30 million in unpaid medical bills in 2000 -- the second-highest amount for a border county, after San Diego -- according to a study being released today.

Under federal law, hospital emergency centers cannot ask for a patient's immigration status, and they cannot refuse treatment to someone who might be in the country illegally. Full article


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