"The recession – and a big state deficit ­– is leading some California counties to cut back on non-emergency health services to illegal immigrants. In others, cutbacks in services for the uninsured are hitting illegal immigrants especially hard.

The problem is socking California because it is home to the lion's share of US immigrants, both legal and illegal. The latter are often eligible for health care provided to the poor. But health departments across the country are facing budget pressures that are leading to slashed services – and that could reignite the debate over providing medical care to illegal immigrants...."

Daniel B. Wood, Christian Science Monitor, March 24, 2009

Illegal Immigration

Updated: Mon, Apr 6th 2009 @ 3:21pm EDT