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Immigrants' Access to Public Benefits


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In passing the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, Congress made sweeping changes in public assistance programs. Congress also placed restrictions on the benefit eligibility of migrants, distinguishing between \"nonqualified\" and \"qualified\" aliens. Public benefits, including food stamps and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), for both of these groups were curtailed. Follow-up legislation sought to provide exceptions to the 1996 law so that humanitarian assistance could be provided
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 65 Issue 1, Fall 1999, p22-29, il, f
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4367
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