THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
The President will sign into law H.R. 4558, "Noncitizen Benefit Clarification and Other Technical Amendments Act of 1998". This legislation ensures that certain elderly and disabled legal immigrants who are dependent on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid benefits will continue to receive these benefits.
H.R. 4558 furthers this Administration's efforts to reverse unduly harsh restrictions on legal immigrants that have nothing to do with moving people from welfare to work. We applaud this bipartisan effort to make H.R. 4558 law.