'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
John Wise watched a tear roll down his wife's face as he stood alongside her bed in the intensive care unit. She'd been unable to speak after suffering a stroke and seemed to be blinking to acknowledge him, Wise confided to a friend who had driven him to the hospital.
"It's a tragedy all around that the law really isn't designed to address," said Mike Benza, who teaches law at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
He told authorities he had just been told he had cancer and believed he was going to die soon, and feared no one would care for his mom.