Need to check facts on Prop. 187


A number of letters have been printed about Proposition 187 in this and other newspapers. The writers have been under the mistaken impression that illegal or undocumented aliens are "freeloading." The overwhelming majority of undocumented residents work. They pay taxes every time they pay rent or buy anything other than food. Many pay income and payroll taxes as well. In Arizona no one can obtain benefits of any kind (Food Stamps, AHCCCS, AFDC) without proof of citizenship or legal residency. People should check the facts before believing the rhetoric of politicians desperate to be elected.

Laura E. Jorgensen

First Year Law Student

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