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proposed TANF as AFDC's replacement. The Congressional findings in
highlighted dependency, out-of-wedlock birth, and intergenerational poverty as the main contributors to a faulty system. In instituting a block grant program,
granted states the ability to design their own systems, as long as states met a set of basic federal requirements. The bill's primary requirements and effects included the following:
Feminist critics, such as Barbara Ehrenreich, said that
was motivated by racism and misogyny, using stereotypes of lazy, overweight, slovenly, sexually indulgent and "endlessly fecund" African-American welfare recipients.
assumed that out-of-wedlock births were "illegitimate" and that only a male could confer respectability on a child, said Ehrenreich.
dismissed the value of the unpaid work of raising a family, and insisted that mothers get paid work, "no matter how dangerous, abusive, or poorly paid".
made a distinction between two kinds of non-citizens, broadly defined:
JOBS was replaced by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in 1997 pursuant to the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (
) of 1996.
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (
) is a United States federal law considered to be a major welfare reform. The bill was a cornerstone of the Republican Contract with America and was authored by Rep. E. Clay Shaw, Jr. (R-FL-22). President Bill Clinton signed
into law on August 22, 1996, fulfilling his 1992 campaign promise to "end welfare as we have come to know it".
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (
) was President Bill Clinton’s major welfare reform.
is most known for the creation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) program. Additionally,
set the standards for how courts and institutions determined the eligibility of federal, state, and local benefits and services. The reform states those who are not “qualified aliens” are ineligible for federal public benefits. The act also gives states the discretionary power to determine the tuition rates publicly funded schools and the authority to provide state financial aid. If states do not pass specific legislation regarding these matters then federal legislation superseded and inherently prohibits state financial aid for unauthorized immigrants.
Since the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (
), a major impetus to collection of child support is the Welfare law. A custodial parent receiving public assistance, e.g., via Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), is required to assign child support to the Department of Welfare to receive assistance. The custodial parent must also pursue child support. Any payment is diverted to the welfare program as partial reimbursement. Typically the amount of child support equals or exceeds the assistance grant, allowing the family to leave the cash assistance program (potentially remaining eligible for food stamps, etc.) Other provisions of
require and assist the custodial parent to find employment (such as buying new work clothes). Child support enforcement programs in all 50 states are primarily federally funded. States whose enforcement is not in
compliance risk a 5% penalty.
Clinton twice vetoed the welfare reform bill put forward by Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole. Then just before the Democratic Convention he signed a third version after the Senate voted 74-24 and the House voted 256-170 in favor of welfare reform legislation, formally known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (
). Clinton signed the bill into law on August 22, 1996.
replaced AFDC with TANF and dramatically changed the way the federal government and states determine eligibility and provide aid for needy families.
Programs like DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, creates open space for undocumented students to qualify for postsecondary education benefits discussed in policies like IIRIRA. The language in
, still bars DACA recipients to receive public benefits since they are not “qualified aliens.” The language in both
and IIRIRA are vague enough that they allow states to decide how to address tuition rates and state financial aid for their students. Although many states use these statutes as the reason to deny federal and state financial aid many others argue that the definition of public benefits does not include offering in-state tuition to undocumented students.
In 1996, NCCUSL revised UIFSA and the United States Congress passed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (
), which required that all states adopt the 1996 version of UIFSA. In 2001, NCCUSL adopted additional amendments to UIFSA. As of 2011, only a few states had adopted the 2001 amendments.
In contrast to
, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) of 1985 provides emergency medical care to all, without any requirements of proof of citizenship or residency. It declares that hospitals must screen and treat individuals until they are fit for release or stabilized for transfer.
The last major reform effort of
was in 2002 when the Senate Finance Committee approved a bill to reauthorize legislation to restore some of the benefits stripped by the act. The bill reauthorized federal funds for TANF and healthcare services. The House, however, failed to authorize the bill.
Major conservative welfare reform took place in the 1990s. In 1996 the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (
) was passed narrowing the benefits of welfare recipients and encouraging work. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) also came into effect during this period, limiting the time benefits can be received.
Diana Spatz, executive director of "Lifetime", a statewide organization of low-income parents in California, advocates for the repeal of
because it prevents women from doing what she did prior to its passage, earn her bachelor's degree while supported by welfare.
In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act (
) into law, which created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and expressly permitted states to limit aid to people who had been residents for less than a year. No longer requiring the approval of federal authorities, California began enforcing the statute.
Disparities in health care coverage between immigrants and native-born residents have risen in part from policy changes such as
in determining eligibility for Medicaid and other public benefits. They have subsequently contributed to much debate over whether reform is necessary to address these inequalities and the state of immigrant health outreach, resulting in immigration’s emergence as a hot-button issue.
A lesser known provision of
made immigrants entering the United States ineligible for federal welfare funds for five years after arriving in the United States. In light of the restrictions to federal funding under the law, states were allowed to grant aid out of their own funds to address the welfare needs of immigrants.
The first real tests for the effects on income and household financial health under
were the recession caused by the 2001 tech bubble crash and the 2008 economic meltdown cause by the housing bubble and the instability of the financial markets. During these two periods of economic problems, the enrollment in TANF followed a downwards trend. But macroeconomic indicators like the unemployment rate, the number of children in poverty and extreme poverty, and single-parent households below the poverty line followed an upwards trend with sharp increases during the late 2007-2009 recession. Indicating that enrollment in the program didn't track poverty, critics of welfare reform point to this as a failure of the
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (
), which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996, resulted in many legal immigrants losing federal aid they had been receiving from the Social Security Administration. This especially affected Cambodian immigrants and other Southeast Asians, who at the time were the largest per capita race or ethnic group receiving public assistance in the United States. Under the Indochina Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1975, many Southeast Asian refugees were placed on federal welfare rolls as a temporary measure in order to integrate them into United States society, but by the time
passed they had been stripped of their refugee status. However, in 1996, nearly 80 percent of California's Southeast Asian population was either living in poverty and/or welfare-dependent. Because of this, the welfare cuts under
had a large impact on Cambodian Americans and other citizens of Southeast Asian descent. This is a contributing factor to the high poverty rates of Cambodian Americans that still exist today, and have existed since the first major wave of Cambodian refugees emigrated to the United States in 1975.
The mid-1990s was a period of welfare reform. Prior to 1996, the rules for the cash welfare program, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), were waived for many states. With the enactment of the 1996 welfare reform act, called the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (
), AFDC, an entitlement program, was replaced that with a new block grant to states called Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).
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