Friday, December 25, 2009
The new Arizona Law, HB 2008, which requires the Department of Economic Security DES employees report anyone in the country without authorization and who tries to apply for public benefits, is being applied to undocumented parents who has sought health benefits for their US citizen children. Click here for the story in the New Media. The law's chilling effect on such applicants means that citizen children otherwise qualified for benefits are not receiving them. As applied, this law conflicts with federal law on welfare benefits for immigrant and violates equal protection and should be delcared unconstitutional.