From the NY Times:
At a Haitian church in Canarsie, Brooklyn, officials from the mayor’s office spent a recent Saturday morning discussing food stamps and discrimination in the workplace, their words translated into Creole for an audience of some 50 people.
The next night, another delegation spoke to a group of Bangladeshi immigrants in the Bronx about police precincts and community boards. In recent weeks, officials have held similar meetings with Albanians, Mexicans and West Africans.
The forums are part of a new program, run by the mayor’s office, that is intended to improve the relationship between city government and immigrants who are often wary of local authorities or unaware of city services available to them.
That's interesting. Years ago, in order to come to this country, you had to have a sponsor who pledged that in the event that you were unable to work, they would be responsible for you to prevent you from becoming a burden on society. Now the government spends taxpayer money to get immigrants on public assistance. Gotta love tweeding. And there's more... From the Daily News:
Undocumented immigrants aren't eligible for standard Medicaid coverage, but they can get Emergency Medicaid for an urgent condition and related follow-up care.