Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 7, 1993 · Page 3
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 3

Ukiah, California
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Friday, May 7, 1993
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-THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- FRI., MAY 7-SAT., MAY 8, 1993 — 3 A Day at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue looks at Clintons up close By MIKE ROBINSON The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Bill and Hillary Clinton have lived in the White House less than four months, but there already are times when they look at each other and free- ' ly confess they're exhausted. "The question is, is there ever a Saturday or a Sunday when we don't say that to each other," Clinton said in "A Day at the White House," a behind-the-scenes look at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. happenings on a randomly chosen day — Thursday. But he's not complaining, Clinton assured interviewer Tom Brokaw on the NBC special airing tonight. "We signed on for the whole load, and we like it," Clinton declared. "We believe in it, and we're very upbeat about our prospects to help change the country." And besides, Clinton and wife reminded television viewers, presidents and first ladies aren't always wearing themselves out dealing with foreign crises and wrangling with ornery members of Congress. "And we do just sort of hang out doing nothing whenever that occasion arises," Mrs. Clinton said. "She's finally convinced me we should do nothing, you know," the president said. "I used to have to do something all the time. If I wasn't working, I had to be reading or doing something. Now I've cultivated the art of doing nothing a little more with Hillary and Chelsea." Regarding Chelsea, Mrs. Clinton said that in some ways it has been harder than she thought to provide their 13-year-old daughter with a normal home life when dad is the president and home is the White House. "But that still is our goal, but it is just hard," Mrs. Clinton said. "You know, living in the White House is a wonderful experience for all three of us, but I think it's been a particularly challenging adjustment for her because, you know, when you're 13, you want to be with your friends." "You want to be able to go and hang out," the first lady said. "You don't want to have a Secret Service agent around all the time. So her getting used to those kinds of changes have really been the biggest challenge for her, but she's doing well." "We talk about it," Clinton added. "I think that helps. She feels like she can talk to us about it." Brokaw suggested that the first lady has topped the president in reviews of the administration's first 100 days. "She has just one thing to do," Clinton said. "That's right," his wife agreed. The "one thing" is fashioning the administration's proposal to overhaul the nation's health care system to reduce costs and guarantee that every American gets adequate medical treatment. The first couple said they compare notes a few times a day. "In the morning and in the evening and usually once or twice," the president said. "We talk about personal things, like what are we going to do for dinner and who's in town and what Chelsea's doing after school," Mrs. Clinton said. "That kind of thing." And even when the after-work talk is of heavy policy decisions, she said, "we have to cut it off at some point and just have some fun, you know, watch a little television, play a card game." And Clinton said that around midnight Wednesday, after getting word that the Bosnian Serb parliament had rejected a U.N. peace plan for Bosnia-Herzegovina, he conferred with advisers for 30 to 45 minutes but still wasn't ready for bed. "I was kind of wound up so I watched the end of the Clippers and Houston Rockets basketball game," he said. "Then I went to bed." Despite vows of self-sufficiency many immigrants on welfare WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite promises that their relatives will support them after they arrive in the United States, growing numbers of elderly and disabled immigrants are turning to the government for cash assistance. Thousands of legal immigrants apply for Supplemental Security Income benefits within months of arriving in the United States, according to government documents and a spokesman for the Social Security Administration. Immigrants made up 11 percent of the SSI rolls in December 1992, compared with 3.3 percent a decade earlier, said Social Security documents obtained by The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act. "People learn about the program before they even come to this country by word of mouth and passage back and forth. They've become very sophisticated about applying," said John Clark, a regional public affairs officer for the Social Security Administration in New York City. In New York's Washington Heights neighborhood, immigrants apply for SSI accompan- ied by translators and "co-nmunity people who are versed in how to deal with the program — who know the ins and outs, what answers are required and what documents arc required," Clark said. Many of the Washington Heights immigrants are from the Dominican Republic and Eastern Europe. Nationwide, the number of legal immigrants and refugees on the SSI rolls has exploded in the past decade — from 127,900 in December 1982 to 601,430 in December 1992. The program's overall rate of growth has been slower, from 3.9 million recipients to 5.4 million. Nearly 91,000 immigrants joined the SSI rolls in 1991 alone. Participation in SSI, a welfare program for low-income elderly, blind and disabled people, opens the door to other public benefits including food stamps and, in most cases, Medicaid health insurance. The average SSI benefit was $316 a month last December. One-fourth of SSI's immigrant participants are in the United States under what is known as "color of law," such as refugees who are unable to return to their country because of a well- founded fear of persecution. Most come from the Soviet Union, Vietnam, Cuba, Laos and Cambodia. The remaining three-fourths were lawfully admitted to the United States as permanent residents. They include parents, spouses and other relatives of U.S. citizens. Most come from Mexico, the Philippines and China. To come to the United States, these immigrants must show that they will not become a public burden. They must produce documents that could include a job offer, money in the bank or affidavits of support from relatives or other sponsors. If they apply for SSI within three years of their arrival in the United States, the Social Security Administration will count their sponsor's assets and income in determining eligibility. This provision does not apply to refugees. 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