On the right hand side above, you can see help for becoming a naturalized citizen. In the center of the page is a list of welfare programs that you might be able to qualify for. Don't speak English? No problem. Just click on their link to get a full list of welfare programs written in Spanish.
If you have a hard time reading the screenshot above, the text in the center column, with links, reads as follows:
Depending on your immigration status, length of time in the United States, and income, you may be eligible for some federal benefit programs. Government assistance programs can be critically important to the well-being of some immigrants and their families. Frequently, however, there is a lack of information about how to access such benefits. Benefit programs can be complicated and you may be given misleading information about how they operate.Another page on the website advertises "free public education" for immigrants.
The links below will lead you to official government websites describing a range of assistance programs.
- Official website with information on all available federal benefit programs. (English version - Spanish version)
- Official website for Medicare, the health insurance program for people 65 years of age or older or who have specific disabilities.
- Official website for Medicaid, the joint federal/state medical care program for low-income people.
- Official website for the Social Security Administration. (English version - Spanish version)
- Social Security information available in foreign languages.
- Information on Supplemental Security Income benefits for aliens.
- Information on the Food Stamp Program for low-income families.
- A website containing links to available federal information in other languages.
- Information on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program.
- Information on access to federal benefits and services for immigrant survivors of domestic violence.
Most American citizens have ancestors who were immigrants. They, however, came here (1) legally and (2) not because the US advertised generous welfare.
PREVIOUSLY on immigration, legal and illegal:
•Tax fraud and illegal immigrants
•How profitable is it to be an illegal?
•California Supreme Court rules: Illegals get in-state tuition
•Illegal immigration, Asian style
•Minutemen vs. May Day protesters in San Francisco; Two arrested
•Obama policy: give citizenship to convicted terrorists
•Feds cede border to smugglers. Warn citizens to stay away
•Obama administration overturns rule of law on immigration
•Amazing: NY Times editors thought illegal immigration was legal
•California pays for schooling of Mexicans who live in Mexico and only cross the border to go to school
•Political bias on Spanish-language TV network Univision
•British pop star denied visa to US. Should she have tried to get in illegally instead?
•Sex slave ring arrested. Pro-illegal advocates object.