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Old 03-24-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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HARRISBURG -- Lt. Gov. Joe Scarnati, a Republican, disagrees with Gov. Ed Rendell, a Democrat, over whether a better system to prove residency is needed for anyone getting public benefits such as Medicaid, cash assistance and unemployment compensation.

Mr. Scarnati, who is also the top Republican in the Senate, said today he will try again with Senate Bill 9, which would require the Department of Public Welfare to positively establish that anyone getting these benefits is legally in the United States, has a permanent residence and isn't an illegal alien.


Senate pushes ID requirement for state benefits

The rest of America's Lt. Governors need to follow suit. Even California would be back on it's feet and operating in the black in no time.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Mr. Scarnati, who is also the top Republican in the Senate, said today he will try again with Senate Bill 9, which would require the Department of Public Welfare to positively establish that anyone getting these benefits is legally in the United States, has a permanent residence and isn't an illegal alien.

Mr. Scarnati said a recent audit by state Auditor General Jack Wagner found that at least 2 percent of those receiving property tax or rent rebates, welfare payments, Medicaid and jobless benefits aren't legally residing in Pennsylvania. Mr. Scarnati claimed that "10s of millions" could be improperly being paid out by the welfare department.

"The department must, during every applicant's interview, verify that the applicant is legally residing in the state," he said. "We must make sure tax dollars are used wisely."
I hope it passes. At least it's a step in the right direction.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:31 PM
 
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I hope it passes. At least it's a step in the right direction.
I hope it will pass as well. As the economy and the effects of the mexican drug wars worsen and spill onto American soil, one state at a time, things are changing, for the better.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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I hope it passes. At least it's a step in the right direction.
Even if it passes, the ACLU will challenge it, and some liberal judge will block it. It happens all the time.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Even if it passes, the ACLU will challenge it, and some liberal judge will block it. It happens all the time.
Frisco's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals did not overturn Arizona's employer sanctions' law. Read that the putative liberals in power may be having second thoughts about anything pro illegal immigration.
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Frisco's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals did not overturn Arizona's employer sanctions' law. Read that the putative liberals in power may be having second thoughts about anything pro illegal immigration.

From your mouth..
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Here in Western Pennsylvania this side of the state has largely not seen the any of the massive immigration of the past 30 years but I know it is probably different in E. PA and hopes this passes to keep our low illegal population at a minimum.
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