December 01, 2009

Some Holiday Toy Drives Checking Immigration Status

Some toy drives check immigration status

By JEANNIE KEVER Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle

Nov. 30, 2009, 8:59PM

They don't claim to know who's been naughty or nice, but some Houston charities are asking whether children are in the country legally before giving them toys.

In a year when more families than ever have asked for help, several programs providing Christmas gifts for needy children require at least one member of the household to be a U.S. citizen. Others ask for proof of income or rely on churches and schools to suggest recipients.

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