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Huelskamp Amnd. 2 - Public Benefit Ineligibility for Undocumented Immigrants - Key Vote

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Amendment - Amendment Rejected (Senate) (12-26) - (Key vote)

Title: Undocumented Immigrants Ineligible for Public Benefits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that makes undocumented immigrants ineligible for state or local public benefits in the state of Kansas.

- Includes the following benefits: government grants, contracts, loans, licenses, retirement, welfare, health, disability, housing, food assistance, unemployment benefits, credits, reduced rates, reduced fees. [Sec. 20 (b)] - Provides exceptions for the following public benefits [Sec. 20 (a)]: assistance for the treatment of emergency medical conditions, not including organ transplant procedures, short-term, non-cash, in-kind emergency disaster relief, public health assistance for immunizations and for testing and treatment of communicable diseases, programs specified by the Attorney General which deliver in-kind services at the local level; do not condition assistance on the recipient's income or resources; and are necessary for the protection of life or safety such as soup kitchens, crisis counseling and short-term shelter. - Requires that applicants for public benefits must first prove that they are United States citizens or lawfully admitted immigrants before they are granted benefits [Sec. 20 (c)].
Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Public Benefit Ineligibility for Undocumented Immigrants


  • Tim Huelskamp (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
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