Press Release by Congresswoman Pelosi

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi Joins Vice President Gore in Fight for Fairness for Legal Immigrants

January 25, 1999

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today joined with Vice President Gore and the Clinton Administration in the fight for fairness for legal immigrants. The Vice President and Rep. Pelosi met with Asian seniors at Self-Help for the Elderly in San Francisco this morning. "We have taken small steps towards restoring benefits to legal immigrants cut by a Republican Congress bent on welfare reform at any cost. It's now time to break into a stride and reverse these punitive actions that hurt so many elderly and children in our community," Pelosi said.

Many legal immigrants lost their benefits when the President signed the 1996 welfare reform law. In the FY2000 budget proposal the Administration plans a number of steps that will assist legal immigrants. These include:

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