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  •  The undocumented, yes. (8+ / 0-)

    The snowbirds? Hell no!

    One of these things is not like the other. Can you tell how?

    “Perhaps the most 'spiritual' thing any of us can do is simply to look through our own eyes, see with eyes of wholeness, and act with integrity and kindness.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

    by DaNang65 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 02:44:54 PM PST

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    •  The Canadian proviso I don't find quite (5+ / 0-)

      as egregious as you seem to.  Because Canadians don't need a visa to legally be in the US, it's just an itemized version of the legality requirement.  

      It's the denial of emergency services based on immigration status that horrible and shocking, not so much than the particulars of how immigration status is verified.  

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 02:53:10 PM PST

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      •  Maybe it's just my peculiar take on the language, (7+ / 0-)

        but yes, Canadians are included by the language

        4.  Proof of citizenship from a country that participates in the visa waiver program recognized by the United States government.
        so section 5 seems, to my eyes at least, intended to reassure the snowbirds who bring, and leave, money every winter that this most emphatically does not apply to them.
        And/or rub it in the noses of visitors from the south.

        “Perhaps the most 'spiritual' thing any of us can do is simply to look through our own eyes, see with eyes of wholeness, and act with integrity and kindness.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

        by DaNang65 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:07:25 PM PST

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