CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1994 |
Ronald S. Prince, the Proposition 187 campaign co-chairman, has filed for personal bankruptcy, with most of his $313,700 debt made up of expenses from the successful anti-illegal immigration initiative. Among Prince's unpaid creditors, according to the Chapter 7 petition filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, is former Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner Alan C. Nelson, who is listed as being owed $36,000.
November 3, 1994 |
Defying calls from campaign leaders and principals to stay in school and ignoring the unwelcoming weather, more than 10,000 teen-agers walked off middle and high school campuses around Los Angeles on Wednesday in the largest showing yet of student opposition to Proposition 187.
November 6, 1994 |
Kathy Woods, mother of the 17-year-old San Clemente youth slain in a confrontation last year, Saturday endorsed Proposition 187, the controversial initiative that would deny social services, education and all but emergency health care to illegal immigrants. "If our borders were controlled, probably my son would be alive today," said Woods, a legal immigrant from England who cannot vote in Tuesday's election.
October 23, 1994 |
Seventeen years ago, third-grader Laura Alvarez was kicked out of elementary school. The Mexico City-born daughter of illegal immigrants, Laura was one of tens of thousands of youngsters to feel the consequences of a 1975 Texas law that--like California's controversial Proposition 187--said undocumented children no longer qualified for a free public education.
May 27, 1997 |
The phone rings. It's another agent, another producer, another mogul's assistant calling: "Is Laura Angelica Simon interested in directing? Would she like to develop a TV pilot?" For now, all of Hollywood is on hold. At least until second grade lets out this summer and Simon is done with her teaching duties. Two years ago, Simon borrowed a used movie camera.
November 8, 1994 |
With emotions over Proposition 187 surging toward an Election Day peak, foes of the measure continued to mount protest rallies around Southern California on Monday and stepped up their media advertising with the help of a last-ditch $1-million infusion. Sponsors of the anti-illegal immigration ballot measure, meanwhile, continued their radio ads and get-out-the-vote efforts, remaining relatively quiet but strongly confident.
July 19, 1995 |
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.
June 18, 1995 |
Traveling to a state that could be key to his White House hopes, California Gov. Pete Wilson said Saturday he faces a teaching task in Florida because few voters understand that the centerpiece of his reelection last year--Proposition 187--was for him an issue of fairness, not racism.
July 27, 1995 |
In a high-stakes federal court hearing Wednesday in Los Angeles, civil rights attorneys argued that Proposition 187 should be declared unconstitutional immediately because it clearly seeks to usurp the federal government's sole authority over immigration matters. U.S. District Judge Mariana R.
November 8, 1995 |
A year ago today, California voters declared emphatically that it was time to do something about illegal immigration and what many consider its price tag: rising crime, overcrowded classrooms, skyrocketing health and social service costs and a sense that once-familiar communities were under "invasion." After a bitter campaign, Proposition 187--the so-called "Save Our State" ballot initiative--passed by a commanding margin, helping to propel its most high-profile supporter, Gov.