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Judge rules on Fresno County health services to undocumented immigrants
Fresno Bee ^ | June 12, 2014 | BY BARBARA ANDERSON

Posted on 06/12/2014 3:55:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

A Fresno County judge has issued a tentative ruling denying a motion that would have prevented the county from ending health services to about 5,000 undocumented immigrants.

A hearing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday to hear arguments on the motion filed by Western Center on Law & Poverty and California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation on behalf of Clinica Sierra Vista, which operates health clinics in Fresno and Bakersfield.

Judge Donald S. Black ruled in April that the county does not have to follow a 30-year-old court order requiring it to pay for medical services for undocumented immigrants, but the judge stayed his decision for 60 days.

Mona Tawatoa, a lawyer for the noprofit Western Center on Law & Poverty, confirmed the judge had issued a tentative ruling against Clinica's motion, but said: "We're going to appear at the hearing and present our case and see what happens.

(Excerpt) Read more at fresnobee.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; healthcare; illegalaliens; migrants

1 posted on 06/12/2014 3:55:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
... denying a motion that would have prevented the county from ending health services ...

Is this the dreaded triple-negative??? My head hurts just thinking about this ...

2 posted on 06/12/2014 4:07:12 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A little confusing. So as of now, the counties do NOT have to pay for the medical services for the illegals?


3 posted on 06/12/2014 4:07:27 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I think my blood pressure just went up again. Grrrrr


4 posted on 06/12/2014 4:09:09 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The opening sentence is a bit convoluted, but means that the County of Fresno can now go ahead with its original plan to deny health services to illegals, which of course is a good thing.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 4:09:56 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Mrs. Don-o; Patriot Babe

It’s confusing, but the judge ruled AGAINST paying for health care for illegal aliens.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 4:10:42 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Once upon a time the voters passed a proposition numbered 187. It would have ended most services to people here illegally.

It was overturned and then the governor decided to not appeal it. Since then Cal has had deficit spending led by billions a year for services to illegals.

We need a new proposition and a governor and judge committed to the rule of law. But it’s too late and won’t happen. Can’t close Pandora’s box, in fact the lid is missing.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 4:11:05 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is The Peoples Republic of Kalifornia... This will be overturned faster than a Liberal can snort a line.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 4:16:38 PM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Judge rules on Fresno County health services to undocumented ILLEGAL immigrants
9 posted on 06/12/2014 4:21:34 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: SpaceBar

It isn’t a good thing, because illegal aliens will go to emergency rooms, where they must be treated. At a much greater expense.

California has got to find ways to treat illegal aliens with no health insurance and no money in settings other than the emergency room, or they’re all going to close. We’ve already lost dozens and dozens to bankruptcy in the last twenty years.

I think all states should pay a federal tax to finance illegal immigrant health care. Or California should have sufficient federal income taxes returned to state coffers to finance this growing population.


10 posted on 06/12/2014 4:22:23 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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I think they could all save money by deporting illegal aliens.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 4:31:17 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Blue Ink

“I think all states should pay a federal tax to finance illegal immigrant health care.”

I think your out of your mind...


12 posted on 06/12/2014 4:37:12 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Blue Ink

I think they ought to be shot attempting to sneak in and demand I must pay for all their stuff once they arrive.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 5:13:31 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Blue Ink

“I think all states should pay a federal tax to finance illegal immigrant health care.”

Blow me.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 5:15:38 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Blue Ink

The only medical care provided to illegals should that which is required to transport them back to their country of citizenship.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 5:17:23 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

bookmark


16 posted on 06/12/2014 5:51:08 PM PDT by dadfly
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Why should California be bankrupted paying for medical care for illegal aliens when they’re the entire country’s problem?


17 posted on 06/12/2014 5:58:02 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: Blue Ink

“Why should California be bankrupted paying for medical care for illegal aliens when they’re the entire country’s problem?”

If my memory serves me right, California has become a sanctuary state... Why should the red states pay for your stupidity?


18 posted on 06/12/2014 6:48:38 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

Sanctuary cities are meaningless symbolism. The Federal government (YOUR government) is one hundred percent responsible for deporting aliens. And you won’t. And California is not allowed to.

The other 49 states also decided we wouldn’t have a border. Okay, that’s the way you want it. But the illegal aliens come here — not YOUR state. There is pretty good evidence there are 20 million illegal aliens here, and that’s not on California — it’s on America.

So tell me again how the failure of the United States to uphold the deal everyone signed in 1787 is on California?

You all abandoned our state to invasion and annexation. You should have to pay your share of tribute to the conquerors.


19 posted on 06/12/2014 8:48:08 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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“So tell me again how the failure of the United States to uphold the deal everyone signed in 1787 is on California?”

Your state voted for Obama... Mine didn’t.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 8:59:52 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

Ever been to California? There’s been no interior enforcement or border enforcement in 20 years.

That’s on your state. I don’t care who you voted for.

You opted to give up a huge chunk of your own country because... Laziness? Cowardice? “Not your problem?”

And now you’re mad at California? Because you gave up US sovereignty?

You have a lot of nerve.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 9:50:24 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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“That’s on your state. I don’t care who you voted for.
You opted to give up a huge chunk of your own country because... Laziness? Cowardice? “Not your problem?”
And now you’re mad at California? Because you gave up US sovereignty?”

No, you red states voted for this mess. The blue states didn’t. You made this mess now live with it...

And no, I’m not mad of CA. You can do whatever you want. Just don’t infect the rest of us with the price of your politics.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 11:16:51 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

So california unilaterally erased the southern border of the United States?

And California decreed no one would be deported ever?

Stick to that story if it makes you feel better. The annexation of a sovereign American state is on you, Ohio and Rhode Island and North Carolina and Hawaii.


23 posted on 06/13/2014 10:28:04 AM PDT by Blue Ink
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