Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends

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This report discusses the extent to which residents of the United States who are not U.S. citizens should be eligible for federally-funded public aid. This issue meets at the intersection of two major policy areas: immigration policy and welfare policy. This report deals with the four major federal means-tested benefit programs: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps), the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant programs, and Medicaid.

Creator(s): Wasem, Ruth Ellen
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 27, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Wasem, Ruth Ellen

Specialist in Immigration Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: September 27, 2012
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United States
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This report discusses the extent to which residents of the United States who are not U.S. citizens should be eligible for federally-funded public aid. This issue meets at the intersection of two major policy areas: immigration policy and welfare policy. This report deals with the four major federal means-tested benefit programs: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps), the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant programs, and Medicaid.

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28 pages.

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