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Sen. Smith Gets Tough on Illegal Immigration

Maricopa resident and District 23 Senator Steve Smith has introduced several bills that he said will help reduce the financial strain illegal immigration puts on Arizona and curtail future illicit entry into the country.

“These bills are making national headlines,” Smith said. “Combined, they can save Arizonans hundreds of thousands of dollars every year.”

SB 1405-Hospitalization Senate Bill 1405 requires hospital staff to confirm a person’s citizenship status either prior to admittance or during emergency or non-emergency treatment if they don’t have health insurance.

“It is no secret illegal immigrants are using our emergency rooms like their own personnel healthcare clinics,” Smith said. “It is about time someone did something about this.”

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