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Old 05-25-2009, 04:30 AM
 
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Totally untrue. A permanent resident alien (Green Card holder) pays the same taxes as any US citizen, pays into unemployment and social security exactly the same way and is entitled to the same benefits as a US Citizen where unemployment, etc. is concerned, as long as they have paid into the system and met the same criteria as required of a US Citizen. The main restrictions for a PRA is the ineligibility to vote in any US election or hold any government position. And if a PRA leaves the USA, he or she is required to return within one year in order to maintain the PRA status.
This is just a minor quibble but employees don't pay into unemployment, only the employer does.
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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Totally untrue. A permanent resident alien (Green Card holder) pays the same taxes as any US citizen, pays into unemployment and social security exactly the same way and is entitled to the same benefits as a US Citizen where unemployment, etc. is concerned, as long as they have paid into the system and met the same criteria as required of a US Citizen. The main restrictions for a PRA is the ineligibility to vote in any US election or hold any government position. And if a PRA leaves the USA, he or she is required to return within one year in order to maintain the PRA status.
Thank you for correcting me. However, as another poster pointed out, it is unwise to take recourse to public funds until you have achieved citizenship.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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In order to sponsor anyone, you have to provide evidence that you are 120% over the poverty level.
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:45 PM
 
Location: All around the world.....
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Hello,
Does anyone knows how a person applying for citizenship could be denied this right, if this person is
economically not doing well? I mean if the applicant has lost a job and right now is receiving some housing assistance. Please, advise on this. Thanks!


I don't think I understand what you are asking,
How can he qualify for housing assistance and he's not a citizen, unless is not government housing
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:45 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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This is just a minor quibble but employees don't pay into unemployment, only the employer does.
But if a permanent resident alien is an employer with employees then they do on behalf of their employees. Hey, I'm just quibbling back as I did refer to a PRA in my response, not an employee. Cheers!
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