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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 14:14

Gov’t Food Stamp Program Discriminates Against US Citizens, Favors Illegals

Written by  Michael Morris

It's been nearly six months since Donald Trump took office, and some families with illegal aliens get food stamps (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) while identical all-citizen families of the same size and with the same income do not receive them.

This is not a question of treating illegal aliens like other residents of this country, it is clear-cut discrimination against citizens and in favor of illegals.

This long-standing (and peculiar) arrangement is the sort of thing that one would expect to be corrected by the third, if not the first, month of a new get-tough-on-illegal-immigration administration, such as that of the campaigning Donald Trump.

I checked with the Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service this week, the $110 billion-a-year agency that runs food stamps and some other nutrition programs.

Two questions were on my mind: 1) does the food stamp program still, under a particular set of circumstances, operate with this anti-citizen bias, and 2) has the Trump administration made an appointment of one or more outsiders to help run the agency?

The answer to the second question came quickly: No, but there is a civil servant running the program on an acting basis who was placed in that job by the White House.

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Odummy allowed this even though it is ILLEGAL!!! Trump is stopping it!! GO TRUMP!!! There will be more money with every Illegal Deported!! Less welfare spent on them and they will not be sending their money back to Mexico !!! WIN WIN WIN!!!

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Does anyone really believe that illegals are not receiving welfare payments from America? Does anyone really believe that illegals are not voting in America's elections? Yeah, they are doing both and it appears that America is no longer for Americans and the liberals are okay with this as they strive to destroy the America that we grew up with.

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This is fake news,a Big Lie. Undocumented immigrants do not qualify for SNAP or any welfare programs. Only US citizens and legal immigrants can qualify.

The law specifically excludes unauthorized citizens: "SNAP eligibility has never been extended to undocumented non-citizens. https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/Non-Citizen_Guidance_063011.pdf

Many anti-immigrant websites repeat this Big Lie. Politifact investigated whether the SNAP bureaucracy was violating the law. They found:
". the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, also barred unauthorized immigrants from drawing benefits.
..Title IV of the act, subheaded "restricting welfare and public benefits for aliens," states that "aliens who are not qualified aliens" are ineligible for "federal public benefits" and for "state and local public benefits." The act defines qualified aliens as people with certain legal documented immigration status, meaning unauthorized immigrants are not eligible.

We confirmed from eligibility rules posted on government websites that unauthorized immigrants aren’t eligible for major aid programs including Medicaid, the joint federal-state health coverage for people in poverty; Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which provides cash assistance to the impoverished elderly or disabled; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which used to be food stamps; housing assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), which provides grants for state-administered family assistance programs like child care, cash assistance or counseling. "

Only US citizens and authorized non-citizens are eligible. There are roughly 3.5 million households in the US led by an immigrant denied legal status, with an average time of 12 years in the US. These household have about 5 milllion US citizen living in them, and THEY, like any other US citizen, are eligible for the $4.20 a day for food benefits and Medicaid......but not their parents.

Those promoting this Big Lie that "illegal aliens" are getting "foodstamps" are also often found wanting to discriminate against US citizens i because their parents have been denied legal status. Such people, along with those promoting these Nazi-style Big Lies, belong in prison for hate speech, promoting discrimination and/or violence by spreading vicious lies. This is the disgrace of our nation.

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Craig G Etter Written by Craig G Etter
July 12, 2017
@ Dale Ruff:
I don't know what theoretical world you are living in, but I live in San Antonio, Texas, and I can assure you that, legal or not, and government regulations be damned, a huge percentage of illegal foreign Nationals are accessing SNAP, Section 8,and all manner of welfare "benefits" and non-emergency medical care...
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Dale Ruff Written by Dale Ruff
July 12, 2017
They are not. Their US citizen children may be, as is their right as with any other US citizen. I challenge you to provide one shred of evidence that undocumented immigrants are getting any welfare benefits. You cannot. You are spreading vicious lies which you may well believe, in which case, you need to turn your ire against the assholes who are lying to you.

The only assistance unauthorized immigrants receive is emergency care at the ER.

You are dead wrong and if you can present evidence, you can take it to court and stop the violation of the law. But of course, you THINK you are right but you have no evidence.

Stop spreading lies, my friend. Only US citizens and some legal immigants are eligible. There has never been any evidence that welfare agencies are violating the law, despite the hysterial lies spread by people like yourself.

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Doc Browning Written by Doc Browning
July 12, 2017
Has "Dale Ruff" also commented that illegal aliens did not vote in the last three POTUS elections?
Doc Browning Written by Doc Browning
July 12, 2017
The idea that no evidence exists that welfare agencies have violated the law is incredibly ignorant of the facts. Obama´s racism plagued welfare agencies throughout the US and has been corrected only in sections of certain states. The democrat subterfuge continues in areas infested with democrat leadership.

Food co-ops are far more helpful and don't need the government to run them. Government offered food stamp programs are simply too corrupt for words.

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How about some actual numbers? Here they are!
https://cis.org/Cost-Welfare-Use-Immigrant-and-Native-Households
Check it out Messrs. Johnson and Webster.

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Illegals have long enjoyed the fruits of this nation which is why Mexico fights so hard against any kind of reform in this country-why should they when we feed, clothe and provide schooling and medical care for their poor? It is a great relief tor Mexico and beside, illegals provide the 2nd largest source of cash income to Mexico next to Pemex [its oil business] from all of the money they send via Western Union so Maria can make improvements to the homestead in Juarez! The US taxpayer is the biggest sucker in the world to pay for the BS it provides illegals from welfare, Section 8, ADC, free schooling and more and there is even an 'underground' system in places like CA which guides them through the maze [in their own language of course] to get them boatloads of US cash-a great gravy train that our own vets can't even tap into thanks to the jackasses that ruin places like CA.

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Jane Morrison Written by Jane Morrison
July 11, 2017
It didn't take you long at all to make yourself into a pile of that excrement. I live in an area where the abuse is rampant and I get to see it everyday.

And democrat's keep saying illegal alien's don't get welfare...??? Could the democrat's really be lying...???
But of course the illegal alien's get food stamps before American citizens in need...and they also get a voter registration card filled out to be a democrat voter at the same time they get the free food...nothing new!

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Robert Webster Written by Robert Webster
July 11, 2017
Ir any one here thinks it is so easy to get food stamps why do you not go to Social Services and try, the first thing you have to prove is citizenship, through a birth certificate or a Federal Mandated Driver License, which you have to have a Birth Certificate to get, this has been for 5 years now and the main thing is that most illegals work and support them selves including buying their own health insurance, most are used to living on $2 a day in their home country so that is one of the reasons that they can live so cheaply here. all deporting the illegals is doing is hurting the economy here is a few hundred links for you to see the truth, not the BS because a lot do not like the South of the Border being here.
http://search.xfinity.com/#web/Economic+cost+of+deporting+the+illegals
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Patrick Brady Written by Patrick Brady
July 11, 2017
Instead of finding links on the net, Try living in a border town and drive by the Welfare office.Try making a decent living or even get certain types of work. Oh get your fender crunched by an illegal, forget about insurance. Cops won't even ticket them, they'll just go back to Mexico until things cool down. I've watched them use the EBT card and get a car I could only dream of owning...... Then notice they have Mexican plates. Watch your child not get help from a teacher because the teacher is trying to make some non english speaking student understand the work. Go out and see the world, don't talk about a bunch of numbers on the internet. I live in it everyday.
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Ronald Cleveland Written by Ronald Cleveland
July 11, 2017
I agree with Mr. Brady...I live in southern Ca. You go to the food stores & NO one speaks English but are pulling two carts with them and eight kids...and use their food stamp cards, eating better then I can! My sister has been run into twice...NO insurance no ticket the cops just tell them in Spanish, have a nice day...
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Ronald Cleveland Written by Ronald Cleveland
July 11, 2017
So true.

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