The following is an email I received from a state worker:
Yes, absolutely. If he is in Washington County, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center should be able to see him. If he shows up as a walk in, however, he should be prepared to wait a couple of hours to be seen.
Here is a list of those clinics that he can go to. It does not matter whether or not he is documented. My emphasis
Sorry for the delay but I was out on vacation and only back today.
Alberto Moreno, MSW
Migrant Health Coordinator
Health Systems Planning
Department of Human Services
The email included to Word documents as attachments. (One of which can be found online HERE) My original email "question" was sent on 8-9-05 and simply inquired about a "friend" who was an illegal alien and where he could get health care.
Alberto Moreno, a public servant, was helpful enought to respond on helping my criminal (and imaginary) friend. The question is, does it violate the law for public officials to help out known criminals?
Our only hope would be RICO. In America illegal aliens are entitled to emergency health care but I know of no law/ruling that says they get other forms of health care, especially at taxpayer expense.
I would like to see some group/individual with the legal resources pursue suing the state of Oregon for knowinly aiding and abetting known criminals in accessing services of value.
And regarless of whether or not laws are broken here, do we really need a "migrant health coordinator" on the public payroll?