Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, has blocked an extension of healthcare benefits to elderly and disabled refugees that has received bi-partisan support before. “A population of people that could really be hurting is being denied a benefit because of what may be an unrelated concern,” said Rich Seckel with Kentucky Equal Justice Center. Earlier this week… Continue reading Sen. Rand Paul Delays SSI Income to Certain Refugees
Refugees on Social Security Income in Kentucky could lose their benefits by Sept. 30 if Congress doesn’t extend the time refugees have to earn citizenship. But an extension would only temporarily fix a larger problem. President Barack Obama included a two-year extension of benefits in his FY 2012 budget, but due to delays in Congress… Continue reading Kentucky Refugees Could Lose SSI Benefits
At about 10:30 am Friday, Gabriel Akech Kwai’s wife walked through the security gate at the airport. It was the first time she had seen her husband in about two years. It was also the first time Kwai had ever seen his young daughter.