99 weeks. That is what unemployment has been extended to. It was extended to help the American worker who is facing hard times and lost their job. There is no doubt that it is being abused, but there is a little known fact that has been covered up in Obama's announcement a few weeks ago that they would no longer be deporting illegal aliens who are 30 or under and that they would be given work permits. This fact is that illegal aliens with work permits will now be entitled to collect unemployment benefits. I'm assuming all 99 weeks of unemployment benefits.
As this article is from Colorado, it refers to that state, but it is across the country.
[Colorado] officials, too, are preparing for a shift because those working under temporary work permits can receive Colorado unemployment insurance if they lose their job through no fault of their own.
Colorado's current law allows payments to go to people who were legally working.
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What more is this president doing to America and the tax payers here, does he not get it that he got us broke, Oh! I forgot, he does not care about America or the Americans. Time to send him packing and out the White House.
Posted by: Ana Zuniga-Maus on August 18, 2012 12:55 AM
Honestly, I think most of them were applying for Unemployment and food stamps long before they Obama decided he wanted to grant them legal immigration status.
Posted by: Attorney on August 6, 2013 06:09 PM