After this article was written, Governot JB Pritzker issued a press release with this informaton:
“14 new Welcoming Centers across the state have received funding to provide immigrant and refugee support services bringing the total number of Welcoming Centers operating in Illinois to 30.
The Illinois Welcoming Center (IWC) is a comprehensive service center for the integration of immigrants and refugees in Illinois.
The Illinois Welcoming Center’s innovative model eliminates systematic barriers that immigrants may have in approaching state services and empower immigrant communities to succeed.
For more information about immigrant and refugee support services, visit www.coronavirus.illinois.gov or call 312-793-7120.”
Governor Jim Edgar started a program called “KidsKare” to make sure low-income kids could get health care through Public Aid.
When Ron Blagojevich became Governor, he reformatted the program, naming it “AllKids,” to include children in the country illegally.
- 10-25-5 article: Is Governor Rod Blagojevich’s “AllKids” Expansion of Children’s Health Care Targeting Those Illegally in US?
- 5-31-5: Daily Herald Finds Blagojevich All Kids Health Care Program Filled with Illegal Aliens
Now, it appears the General Assembly has added low income seniors who are not in Illinois legally.
Sponsored by Mike Madigan’s floor leader Greg Harris comes this program: