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Old 03-13-2009, 09:06 PM
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The new policy will affect at least 100 Alamance County families and possibly more, officials at the county Department of Social Services say.

According to an earlier Times-News story, 284 people in families with at least one illegal immigrant received food stamps in May 2007.

On Feb. 16, the state Department of Health and Human Services instructed county DSS offices to begin counting the full gross income of illegal immigrants who apply for food stamp benefits if they are higher than federal income eligibility guidelines.

While such immigrants aren't eligible to receive benefits, under the old policy, their U.S.-born children might qualify if the prorated income of the undocumented parents fell below federal income guidelines, even if parents' gross income was higher than the gross income guidelines.

"Originally, the state did not want to count your money if you were not eligible," said Shelia Porterfield, the food and nutrition service supervisor at the county DSS.

Change closes food stamps loophole | income, food, immigrants - Top News - Burlington Times News (http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/income_23315___article.html/food_immigrants.html - broken link)

The use of common sense . . . . imagine that.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:20 PM
Location: San Diego
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How can you count income paid under the table.........


but if they have a stolen ss#...........then wha.........


more BP more BP .....that is the solution. Make it less palatable to come here.
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