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Proposition 187 Introduction This California proposition also known as the Save Our State initiative was put together as a way to help the failing state budget and curb the illegal alien problem The proposition says that any aliens that are suspected of being in California illegally will be denied public social educational and health services These individuals will have to show the proper documentation and participate in interviews to prove their status in the US The proposition is also going to have the schools in California to investigate each suspected student or hisher citizenship status as well as the parents or guardians of that child Arguments Against 1 The arguments against seem to be that the state will not save the estimated 200 million dollars a year in public services for illegal immigrants The costs to maintain and investigate these suspected aliens will be much greater The first year of the project will cost about 100 million dollars Some estimates even project a possible 10 billion dollars the first year The more important point with regards to the money issue is that Prop 187 will make California ineligible to receive up to 15 billion dollars in federal money 2 Also much of the money will be spent to find illegal students There are a possible 400000 students that will be displaced by the proposition The money spent on these children could be used to support and benefit all of the students in Californias educational system 3 Some argue that proposition 187 segregates the immigrants and makes them feel more separated from society This will only worsen the situation and cause a greater gap between the groups 4 In addition to the money problems many feel that the state economy will suffer due to the lack of migrant workers in agriculture The arguments are that there will not be enough workers and the agriculture in California will collapse and
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