HoustonChronicle.com Area hospital board cuts illegal immigrants’ care

By HARVEY RICE

Copyright 2001 Houston Chronicle

CONROE — Fearing criminal prosecution, Montgomery County Hospital District trustees have reluctantly cut health services to more than 400 illegal immigrants to comply with a ruling by Texas Attorney General John Cornyn.

“I think it’s very sad that we are denying human beings health care,” board President John Sallee said after Monday night’s unanimous vote.

Complaints by the Young Conservatives of Texas launched criminal investigations of the Harris County Hospital District and other public hospitals for continuing to provide nonemergency care to illegal immigrants despite an opinion by Cornyn outlawing such care.

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Shining example of ‘compassionate conservatism’ straight from the heart of Texas.

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