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February 2, 1994 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO and MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For Dora Ramirez and others still homeless after last month's earthquake, Tuesday's news was shocking: Federal authorities in Washington were now seeking to cut quake assistance to illegal immigrants. Illegal and legal immigrants "are both human beings . . . regardless of what papers they carry," said Ramirez, a mother of three from Guatemala who was one of many seeking housing help Tuesday at an assistance center in the San Fernando Valley.
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April 22, 2000 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Proponents of a new state initiative to deny illegal immigrants most public services--reviving the controversial Proposition 187--abandoned their effort this week, saying they couldn't gather enough signatures to place the measure on the November ballot. Supporters blamed the initiative's demise on the lack of support from California's Republican leaders, and the drawn-out legal battle that eventually smothered Proposition 187.
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February 3, 1994 | JAMES BORNEMEIER and ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Ron Packard was beaming. Dana Rohrabacher, his younger, more rambunctious Orange County Republican colleague, was brimming with the usual combative flourishes. Backed by several other conservative California members during an upbeat morning news conference Wednesday in the Capitol, they were luxuriating in a rare moment of victory over more liberal Democratic forces that so often have been able to dismiss their protestations about illegal immigration as political posturing.
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December 3, 1999 | MARIA ELENA FERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County grass-roots organization that launched the nation's most controversial attack on illegal immigration in 1994--polarizing California in the process--is pushing another statewide initiative in a bid to deny illegal immigrants most public services. Proposition 187, approved by 60% of California voters, barred the state from providing public services such as health care and education to illegal immigrants.
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February 9, 1994 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Staying on its fast track, the California earthquake aid bill was sent to the full Senate on Tuesday with promises of upcoming skirmishes over how to pay for the $8.6-billion package and stricter limits on benefits to illegal immigrants. The measure, which would be the largest emergency aid package ever adopted, appeared to be headed toward President Clinton's desk by the end of the week.
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December 8, 1994 | From Associated Press
Sen. Alan Simpson, one of the most influential Republican voices on immigration matters, opposes cutting off federal benefits to legal immigrants and limiting education for illegal immigrants, a newspaper reported today. "It's almost like they don't understand what a permanent resident alien is," Simpson told the New York Times, criticizing GOP proposals to cut off aid to immigrants living in the United States legally. "The only thing they can't do that you and I can is vote. Period."
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March 3, 1994 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL
Vowing not to be caught off guard in a quickly moving legislative battle, Los Angeles-area school officials and lawmakers Tuesday denounced congressional proposals that they described as the latest examples of immigrant-bashing--this time aimed at schoolchildren. "This could have a catastrophic impact on the education of children in the state of California," said Leticia Quezada, president of the Los Angeles Board of Education. At issue are two measures sponsored by U.S. Rep.
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January 23, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Illegal immigrants who suffered losses in the Northridge earthquake should not receive federal relief funds, U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) said Saturday. An outspoken critic of illegal immigration into Southern California, Rohrabacher said he plans to introduce legislation that will require disaster victims to show proof of legal residency before receiving funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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February 2, 1994 | ALAN C. MILLER and GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Clinton Administration's $8.6-billion earthquake assistance package took the first step toward congressional approval Tuesday but only after a key committee amended the measure to bar illegal immigrants from receiving housing grants and other longer-term emergency aid.
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October 11, 1996 | From Reuters
New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani said he will sue the federal government today to challenge the constitutionality of U.S. immigration and welfare reforms targeting illegal immigrants. In a speech Thursday night at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Giuliani said the immigration and welfare reforms recently passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton were "inherently unfair . . . and totally inconsistent with why America has become as great a place as it is."
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September 14, 1999 | From Associated Press
The long court fight over Proposition 187, which sought to bar illegal immigrants from receiving public benefits and services, was ended Monday by the federal judge who first found most of the initiative unconstitutional in 1994. U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer approved a July agreement between the state and civil rights groups to drop remaining challenges to her rulings that Proposition 187 violated the U.S. Constitution.
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April 19, 1999 | GEORGE SKELTON
Call Gov. Gray Davis a wimp. Say he's indecisive and gutless. Characterize his action on Proposition 187 as a gimmick. Go ahead, you'll have lots of company. Myself, I think Davis made the only move he realistically could have. It probably will turn out to be good politics and also good public policy. Indeed, he did a favor for Latino leaders and liberals--Prop. 187's hard-core opponents--although many have been moaning about his surprise decision to seek court mediation of the case.
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April 16, 1999 | DAVE LESHER and DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Gov. Gray Davis, striving to mollify all sides in one of California's most gut-wrenching debates, announced Thursday that he will ask a federal appeals court to resolve Proposition 187's constitutional issues through closed-door mediation. The governor said he is not surrendering his authority to appeal the controversial measure to end government aid to illegal immigrants--which was found to be largely unconstitutional by a federal judge in Los Angeles last year.
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November 2, 1996 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL and VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal judge ruled Friday that California can use the nation's new welfare law to implement cuts in aid to illegal immigrants that she had banned in a 1994 order against Proposition 187. In a nine-page ruling, Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer in Los Angeles said that her 1994 injunction does not stop Gov. Pete Wilson from using provisions of the new federal welfare law to cut prenatal care for about 70,000 pregnant women who are undocumented immigrants.
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October 11, 1996 | From Reuters
New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani said he will sue the federal government today to challenge the constitutionality of U.S. immigration and welfare reforms targeting illegal immigrants. In a speech Thursday night at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Giuliani said the immigration and welfare reforms recently passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton were "inherently unfair . . . and totally inconsistent with why America has become as great a place as it is."
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July 19, 1995 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another attempt to dam the flow of federal benefits to illegal immigrants, a California congressman will move this week to cut off all but emergency medical assistance to undocumented residents with a strategy that mirrors California's Proposition 187. The amendment by Rep. Frank Riggs (R-Windsor) seeks to cut off all federal money to illegal immigrants for Medicare, Social Security, college assistance, community health centers and scores of other federal programs.
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February 3, 1994 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The seismic aftershocks of the Northridge quake may be subsiding, but intense political temblors are radiating from California to Washington over providing rent and other long-term disaster assistance to illegal immigrants. The vast urban destruction of the Jan. 17 quake--and the images of many poor, Latino victims marooned in shelters and waiting in lines for government aid--has given a new face and force to the debate over U.S.
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June 29, 1995 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what some compare to a national version of California's Proposition 187, a House task force today will release some of the most drastic recommendations yet to curtail illegal immigration, including requiring hospitals to notify authorities of all undocumented emergency room patients and allowing states to cut off public education to undocumented students. The report to be delivered to House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.
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December 8, 1994 | From Associated Press
Sen. Alan Simpson, one of the most influential Republican voices on immigration matters, opposes cutting off federal benefits to legal immigrants and limiting education for illegal immigrants, a newspaper reported today. "It's almost like they don't understand what a permanent resident alien is," Simpson told the New York Times, criticizing GOP proposals to cut off aid to immigrants living in the United States legally. "The only thing they can't do that you and I can is vote. Period."
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