From an immigration standpoint .. .it is never good to request government welfare money.
She has a work permit ... she should use it.
If the new proposed immigration reform law passes ... it is a requirement that people work and pay taxes .... before they get 'full' greencards.
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No taking the Massachusetts health insurance will not disqualify her from future benefits as the law exists today. If she is able to get a job that has health benefits that would be better.
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Many of my clients who take Masshealth are able to get green card without difficulty.
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