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Quoted: Elderly and disabled refugees may lose financial aid
September 2, 2010 by The IRC
|Some of the poorest elderly and disabled refugees admitted to the United States will lose their cash assistance in October unless they have naturalization applications pending, the Los Angeles Times reports. Photo: Stephanie Cristalli|
"To bring them in and then place them in jeopardy is really unfortunate and tragic. It runs counter to the humanitarian principles on which the U.S. accepted them."
- IRC vice president of resettlement and migration policy Bob Carey, speaking with the Los Angeles Times for a recent story about changes in the Supplemental Social Security Income program that may cut off the incomes of vulnerable refugees.
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