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THEN IT'S TOO LATE, AGAIN
Travesty in California For those of you
who have no opinion on the issue of
illegal immigration, who think it is "no
big deal", or who avoid the discussion
altogether; read the following article and
look at the list of established facts at
Then imagine the life you enjoy today, the
world you grew up in, and the community
you live in disappearing forever; your
children and grandchildren never knowing
the comfort and safety of the common
culture and values you grew up in.
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By Mark Cromer
August 27, 2007
Dr. Gene Rogers had a pretty good idea of
what was coming when he saw his supervisor
and a county security officer arrive at
his office door. His supervisor was
holding paperwork; the security guard was
holding an empty box.
Dr. Gene Rogers knew what they had come to
do, and why they were doing it. As the
medical director for Sacramento County's
Indigent Services program for the better
part of the past decade, Dr. Rogers has
waged a long fight against the central
California county's practice of providing
non-emergency medical care to illegal
immigrants — a policy he says violates
federal law and results in the poorest
American citizens being denied the care
That fight cost Dr. Rogers his job. In a
two-sentence memo to Dr. Rogers, the
county's Health and Human Services
director, Lynn Frank, informed him that he
was fired, but thanked him for his
services. No reason for his termination
was offered, but then he didn't really
expect one. "Sacramento County knowingly
violated state and federal laws,
misappropriated taxpayer revenues and
diverted funds designated for indigent
citizens to pay for services delivered to
illegal aliens," Dr. Rogers said. "And
they did so even as they cut the budget."
Fired earlier this month, Dr. Rogers is
the latest casualty on a frontline in the
struggle over illegal immigration that's
often overshadowed: the battle that has
simmered throughout government agencies.
Many government employees remain silent in
the face of what's happening — fearful for
their jobs and perhaps doubtful that they
would make a difference. But Dr. Rogers, a
Vietnam veteran, felt compelled to become
a conscientious objector to the status
The local cost of the medical treatment
provided to illegal immigrants is small
when contrasted to the billions of dollars
the state and federal governments spend
every year on the "undocumented," but the
numbers have grown dramatically. According
to county health officials, the hundreds
of illegal immigrants who were being
treated through the indigent program in
the mid-1990s have now grown to thousands
of people, with the annual cost to
taxpayers swelling into the millions of
Ironically, when Dr. Rogers, 67, took the
position of medical director for the
indigent services program back in 1999, he
arrived in the Central Valley with hardly
a clue (let alone an opinion) about
illegal immigration and its impact on
social services. He had one goal: to
provide the best care possible for those
who need it most.
As the years went by, however, that
egalitarian perspective began to be tinged
with cynicism as he watched poor citizens
get squeezed out of the system even as
illegal immigrants gleefully manipulated
it, all while bureaucrats facilitated the
rampant violations of the very laws they
were entrusted to enforce.
"I've seen cases and case histories of
patients who essentially have come up from
Mexico for the express purpose of being
treated here, and then leaving to return
home," Dr. Rogers said.
"I've watched illegal immigrants brazenly
demand free, non-emergency health care
that was meant for our poorest citizens.
I've heard them and their families
complain. They feel entitled to it." Dr.
Rogers filed a lawsuit in 2003 after
county officials "stonewalled" him when he
questioned why they were cutting budgets
while still providing non-emergency
medical treatment to people who have no
legal right to be in the country.
The lawsuit is currently under appeal in
federal court, but its impact was felt in
the state capital, causing a nervous
Latino Legislative Caucus in California
last year to push through a bill by state
Sen. Deborah Ortiz that explicitly allows
counties to "opt" to provide non-emergency
medical care to illegal immigrants.
Sacramento County also responded, Dr.
Rogers said, by seeking to alienate him
from his prior relationships with county
medical staff and by methodically
preparing to fire him — with a little
humiliation thrown in along the way. On
one occasion, Dr. Rogers said, he was
forced to sit through a staff meeting in
which his supervisors asked
case-management nurses one by one if they
had any issues or problems with him. None
said they did, but it was a humiliating
"I am concerned that you continue to focus
on patients' immigration status," Program
Manager Nancy Gilberti said in a negative
work review, "which is outside your and
[the] program's purview." Mrs. Gilberti's
remarks reflect a prevailing culture that
has emerged in government: a culture that
will not tolerate anyone who dares to draw
a distinction between American citizens
and illegal immigrants. It is a culture
that now pervades police departments,
public schools and universities, social
services and health care.
But when someone like Dr. Rogers speaks up
to question the impact on citizens of such
allocation of funds for health services
like those in Sacramento, the response is
clear: Sit down and shut up — or else.
But considering that a young Dr. Rogers
started his medical career trying to save
the lives of horrifically wounded American
soldiers in the jungles of Vietnam,
Sacramento County's apparatchiks picked
the wrong target this time. For Gene
Rogers himself, his crusade is deeply
rooted in those grim battlefields he found
himself on more than 30 years ago. He
watched young men fight and die, men who
sacrificed all for the very distinction
that citizenship brings to Americans.
It's a distinction that Sacramento County
and so many others may choose to ignore,
but for Dr. Rogers, that loyalty is a
sacred trust he is determined to keep.
Mark Cromer is a senior writing fellow for
Californians for Population Stabilization.
FACTS ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION (from the
L.A. TIMES newspaper)
40% of all workers in L.A. County
(L.A. County has 10.2 million people)
are working for cash and not paying taxes.
This is because they are predominantly
illegal immigrants working without a green
95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles
are for illegal aliens.
75% of people on the most wanted list in
Los Angeles are illegal aliens
Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles
County are to illegal alien Mexicans on
Medi-Cal , hose births were paid for
Nearly 35% of all inmates in California
detention centers are Mexican
nationals here illegally.
Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles
County are living in garages.
The FBI reports half of all gang members
in Los Angeles are most likely
illegal aliens from south of the border.
Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD
properties are illegal.
21 radio stations in L.A. are Spanish
In L.A. County 5.1 million people speak
3.9 million speak Spanish.
Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking
our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over
70% of the United States ' annual
population growth (and over 90% of
California, Florida, and New York) results
29% of inmates in federal prisons are
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