Tell the Senate Appropriations Committee to Vote NO on SB1405!
Urgent Arizona Action Alert
Hospital Care is for EVERYONE!
On Tuesday, February 22, the Senate Appropriations Committee will vote on SB 1405, a bill that would turn hospital admissions into immigration officers.
Use the form below to take action!
SB 1405: Hospital Admissions; Restrictions.
Sponsor: Senator Steve Smith, R-23 (pictured left)
If passed, this bill will require hospital admissions staff to confirm that a person is lawfully present in the US prior to admitting the person for non-emergency care. If the admissions staff cannot determine the person’s legal status, s/he must report the person to the federal immigration officials. Furthermore, if the hospital is providing emergency medical care to a person whose status cannot be determined, the admissions officer must report them to the federal immigration office after treatment.