Prop 187 Isn't Just Cruel, It's Hypocritical

Imagine the first day of class at any public school. Amid the normal chaos, the teacher must perform an unpleasant task required by law: scanning the room for "apparent illegal aliens," then reporting such children to immigration officials for questioning. Now, switch to a nearby hospital. A brown-skinned, brown-eyed man walks in with symptoms of tuberculosis. But rather than treat him, the doctor must report him to authorities. If he produces falsified papers, he's thrown into jail for five years.

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