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70% of All Those Applying for Green Cards would meet “Public Charge ” Criteria

from Hemant Bhatt

Ridgewood NJ, according to the Star Ledger, out of 544,000 people on average applying annually for green cards, 382,000 (More than 70%) fall into the categories that would be subject to review of restricting issue of Green Cards, if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance.

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Bergen County Man Admits Exchanging Over $750,000 In Food Stamps For Cash

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Teaneck NJ, A Bergen County man admitted today that he stole more than $750,000 from the U.S. Government through a scheme to exchange government benefits for cash, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.     

Jamil Bader, 60, of Teaneck, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with one count of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly known as the food stamp program) fraud.

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“able-bodied adults” between the ages of 18 and 49 without dependents no longer qualify for food assistance in New Jersey

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Christie administration ends waiver for food stamp work requirement

About 11,000 New Jerseyans may have their food assistance discontinued after Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said Thursday that the state is no longer offering a certain waiver in the program. Brent Johnson and Samantha Marcus, NJ.com Read more

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Record 20% of Households on Food Stamps in 2013

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Record 20% of Households on Food Stamps in 2013
January 21, 2014 – 4:34 PM

By Ali Meyer

(CNSNews.com) — A record 20% of American households, one in five, were on food stamps in 2013, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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