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​Information for Immigrants

Immigrant children are eligible to apply for CHIP if they meet the following criteria: 

    • Child has lawfully entered United States and has received legal immigrant or lawfully present immigrant status.
    • A person may be considered a legal immigrant or qualified alien if they are a Pennsylvania resident and:
    • Legally residing in the United States
    • A refugee
    • An asylee
    • A Cuban/Haitian entrant
    • A lawfully present immigrant whose deportation is being withheld by INS
    • An Amerasian immigrant
    • A child of a veteran or active-duty U.S. military serviceman
    • Children certified by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) as Victims of Trafficking


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