Civil Rights Groups Sue For Denial of Food Stamps to Elderly and Immigrants

March 27, 1997


David Rose

British journalist and author of the "The Big Eddy Club: The Stocking Stranglings and Southern Justice."

New York City lawyers file suit in Federal District Court in behalf of more than 100,000 in New York, Connecticut and Vermont disabled and elderly legal immigrants facing disqualification for food stamps and supplemental security income (SSI). In San Francisco civil rights groups filed for 200,000 – 300,000 elderly and disabled poor in western states.

Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): Chang, Fujioka, immigrant, SSI, elderly, disabled

Guest Names:

Nancy Chang, Center for Constitutional Rights

Gen Fujioka, National Asian Pacific Legal Consortium