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AN IMMIGRATION LAW ISN'T SO LEGAL

A YEAR AGO, CALIFORNIA voters overwhelmingly endorsed Proposition 187 on immigration. But on Nov. 20, following a prolonged legal battle, a federal district judge in Los Angeles ruled much of the controversial legislation illegal. Among key provisions thrown out: barring illegal immigrants from federally funded health care, social services, and public schools. U.S. District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer also rejected a provision requiring teachers and social service workers to report suspected illegal immigrants to the Immigration & Naturalization Service. Pfaelzer said such rules contradicted federal law.EDITED BY KEITH H. HAMMONDS


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