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Aliens who were denied welfare benefits challenged an Arizona law allows welfare benefits to citizens, but imposes a residency requirement on aliens wanting to also receive welfare benefits. Aliens must reside in the state for 15 years before they can receive welfare benefits. The Aliens also challenge a Pennsylvania law that excludes aliens from certain state funded welfare benefits. The District Court ruled that both statutes violated equal protection.
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