"Legal permanent residents are also not eligible for all social programs. For example, since 1996, they have been ineligible to receive Medicaid benefits during their first five years in the United States, after which time their coverage is at the discretion of individual states. Similarly, legal permanent residents who have contributed to Social Security and are otherwise entitled to benefits may have them suspended if they remain outside the United States for more than six consecutive months."
You should have read it. The article didn't mention Medicare, Obamacare or welfare. I don't know where states are getting the money.
They’re already entitled via Obamacare. And the fines don’t apply to them, just us citizens.
That's not how it works here in Washington state.
No proof of citizenship or legal residence is required to get Food Stamps.
I believe that's true everywhere since the USDA is running TV ads in Mexico and border states (multiple postings here at FR) that explain how to sign up.
Also, Permanent Residents are instantly covered 100% for pregnancy and child birth.
Also, Permanent Residents are instantly eligible for AFDC.
Also here in Washington state, Permanent Resident children are instantly eligible for Medicaid.
PR adults are instantly eligible to file for SSI Disability after arriving in the USA, and they are instantly eligible for Medicaid while their claim is being adjudicated.
PR children may instantly file for SSI Disability.
PR families are instantly eligible to file applications for federally subsidized housing, but the waiting period can sometimes be years.
Let's face reality - it's only a matter of months before some Federal judge confers automatic citizenship on this new “class” of special Americans.
Did I mention that 80% of new immigrant citizens vote for the Democrat Party?