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Old 05-27-2009, 04:45 PM
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As noncitizens, the plaintiffs are not eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In its decision, the court -- the New York Court of Appeals -- ruled they also are ineligible for Additional State Payments to make up the difference. The specific question presented to the court was whether, under the state and federal constitutions, the plaintiffs and others in the same situation are entitled to receive from the state benefits similar to what aged, blind or disabled persons who are U.S. citizens receive from Social Security. As reported in The New York Times, the ruling affects between 9,500 and 37,000 people. As result of the decision, the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance will save approximately $100 million to $270 million that otherwise have needed to be added to it $1 billion budget.

Court Limits Aid to Aged and Disabled (Gotham Gazette, May 2009)

A little common sense will save NY billions in the long run. Every state in this country needs to follow suit in dismantling all social services to illegal aliens and other non-citizens of this country. We cannot save the world.

Old 05-27-2009, 07:56 PM
Location: The Wine Country, CA
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FINALLY!!! A Court that makes a decision that makes sense..
Old 05-27-2009, 08:26 PM
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That case was not about illegal aliens, it was about legal immigrants:

"Twenty aged, blind or otherwise disabled New Yorkers sued seeking supplemental local benefits to make up for federal benefits they cannot receive because they are legal residents of the United States, but not citizens."
Old 05-28-2009, 04:13 AM
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Not an illegal immigration issue.
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