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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Prohibits illegal immigrants from receiving state benefits, including unemployment insurance, disability, workers' compensation, public social services. Prohibits Medi-Cal reimbursement for health care services provided illegal immigrants unless care is given on emergency basis as required by federal law, and health care provider identifies individual receiving services to state authorities. Requires proof of citizenship or legal residency for public school students. Absent proof, prohibits enrollment in public postsecondary schools. Directs DMV to develop tamperproof driver's licenses and identification cards attesting to citizenship, legal resident status. Mandates DMV cooperation with federal, state agencies in identifying illegal immigrants. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: First year costs to state potentially in the range of $75 million, partially offset by fee revenues of $65 million. Annual costs to state thereafter in the range of $10-15 million, with DMV share of costs more than offset by fee revenues of about $30 million annually. Annual savings at the state level potentially in excess of $100 million from withholding various health, social and postsecondary education services from undocumented persons. First year costs to local governments probably in excess of $10 million. Annual costs to local governments in subsequent years unknown but probably total several million dollars. Annual savings at the local level potentially in excess of $200 million.
Ted Hilton, 1885 Diamond Street, #2235, San Diego, California 92109 (310) 787-6569; Pete Schabarum, 46170 E. El Dorado Drive, Indian Wells, California 92210
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Illegal Immigration. California Initiative 628 (1994).