N.J. faces class-action lawsuit by immigrants denied FamilyCare

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    N.J. faces class-action lawsuit by immigrants denied FamilyCare in budget cuts | NJ.com

    Is a five year residency requirement unreasonable? Should "legal immigrants" be afforded all the same benefits as citizens?
     
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    States have to cut budgets somewhere. This is New Jersey so I suspect a little payback try at Gov. Christie here.
     
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    We don't have to worry though, because Obamacare will not cover illegal immigrants. I know this is not the same, but if states cannot enforce residency requirements before paying for medical care, then they cannot check residency status.
     
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    I must be getting stupidier with every passing day. I thought in order to immigrate here, you had to demonstrate you had an income and would not become a burden? WTF are all these legal but ADFC-eligible immigrants, and why aren't they deported for failure to remain financially independent?
     
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    Excellent question Madeline, And according to one of the comments on the article, the residency requirement was not designed to prevent foreigners from joining, it was to prevent residents from OTHER states from abusing the system. It must be a better plan than neighboring states. Property taxes here average 8000K. We have the highest taxes in the nation. Somethings gotta give. Chances are these "low income immigrants" aren't contributing to the pot. They've got a hell of a nerve suing.
     
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    LEGAL immigrant. And I am glad the US didn't treat out ancestors the way you people want to treat immigrants.

    And great job on another thread attacking minorities Chanel. What was the one about yesterday?
     
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    I guess it is okay to pay them crap for taking care of our children, mowing our lawns, cleaning out houses, but god forbid we allow them to have medical care. And even better, when they try to stand up for themselves, we will of course attack them for doing so.
     
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    Legal immigrants are "guests" not citizens. They do not take care of my children nor do they contribute to their education. But we contribute to theirs. There are plenty of residents here who cannot afford HC and do not qualify for Medicaid. Visitors should not be getting freebies. Go home if you can't afford to live here. Madeline is absolutely right. Immigrants should be financially independent and I'm pretty sure that's somewhere in writing. Another clusterfuck not enforced by ICE.

    Should there be reaidency requirements for college tuition Luissa? Or should immigrants get cheaper rates than out of state students?
     
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    If they work this country they are contributing to their education. They work here, they pay taxes on here, and if they buy anything they are usually paying state sale's taxes.
    And it usually only takes a year, not five to establish yourself as a state resident.
     
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    my god the humanity:rolleyes:....."our ancestors" I take it that means immigrants who came here legally via Ellis Island etc. did not get squat, the illegal AND legal immigrant today is coddled by comparison.

    Legal residency is required to stop ANYONE from gaming the system ala lower tuition rates for state schools, MEDICARE etc....if its 5 years in NJ, well, they should have chosen a state with a lower threshold.
     

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