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Lawsuit filed to protect elderly refugees who are denied benefits

Elderly and disabled refugees are being cut off from Social Security benefits they had qualified for because their citizenship applications are hindered by post-September 11 delays. Nearly 6000 have already lost them and almost 46,000 will lose the benefits by 2012. The legal advocates who filed the class action lawsuit state that the delays are beyond the refugees’ control and call the cutoffs unconstitutional.

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