Texas bishops call for health care for immigrants

October 2001
National Catholic Reporter;10/19/2001, Vol. 37 Issue 44, p9
Reports on the views of the Catholic bishops of Texas on the interpretations of law that restrict noncitizens from receiving government-funded health care. Need of elected leaders to adopt a policy allowing illegal immigrants to regularize their immigration status; Reaction on the introduction of federal legislation permitting states the option of providing health coverage to legal immigrants.


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