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Sunday, 19 March 2017 07:30

Illegal Aliens Cancel SNAP Benefits for Fear of Being Deported

Written by  Fuzzy Slippers

“1.5 million noncitizens received food stamps in the 2015 fiscal year”

Obama, dubbed “the food stamp president,” presided over an alarming increase in the number of people on food stamps:  as of 2013, there was a 70% increase from 2008 in the number of people on food stamps.

Now it appears that illegal aliens, as well as legal aliens and those illegals who head households that include legal aliens, are cancelling their SNAP benefits because of their perception that being on food stamps will either draw the attention of ICE or impair their chance of becoming U. S. citizens.

The Washington Post reports:

In the two months since President Trump’s inauguration, food banks and hunger advocates around the country have noted a decline in the number of eligible immigrants applying for SNAP — and an uptick in immigrants seeking to withdraw from the program.

Their fear, advocates say, is that participation could draw the eye of Immigration and Customs Enforcement or hurt their chances of attaining citizenship. Without federal nutrition benefits, many are resorting to food pantries and soup kitchens to feed themselves and their children.

The evidence is still anecdotal — and The Washington Post was unable to speak directly with immigrants who chose to cancel their SNAP benefits.

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I totally understand why the illegals would stop using government programs! They aren't stupid. The point is, if there ARE Food Banks and local charities that CAN provide for their sustenance, why haven't they been using those all along? And why have the ILLEGAL immigrants been given GOVERNMENT subsidies..... at all? See what I mean? There is a strange problem here..... and we are a big part of the cause.... for helping illegals GET the subsidies in the first place. If they are LEGAL, good, fine. But, come on. Do other countries have SUCH open borders? No, I don't think so. We love to be nice, and kind, and loving, and giving, and Christian, and to help those in need... and we can still DO that, thru our churches, our charities, overseas AND here at home. But not EVERY single person has the RIGHT to live here. Soooo .... that's just the way it is.

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Leave we don't want you leaches in our country. Take your kids with you

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what a concept: Stop feeding off American taxpayers.

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GREAT NEWS!!

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(Updated: March 19, 2017)

Your not getting the full story here, note they concentrate on anchor babies, then remember catch and release of over one million illegals with a free. Ticket any where in the USA with a sign up for ISS and local welfare. You should be pissed at Obama the sneaky devil who needed an extra million illegal voters to try to fix the election.

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Why is our government giving American tax dollars to illegal aliens in the first place? Every congressman senator or other government officials that are stealing from our American citizens should be impeached from office and I couldn't care less if they are democrats or republican! Impeach! And Jail for aiding and abetting the enemy!

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Christel Lea Written by Christel Lea
March 19, 2017
I totally agree with you. We have veterans not taken care of, we have seniors that can't afford meds they really need, we have people in this rich country sleeping on sidewalks. Yet we give illegals better treatment than our own people. Pathetic!!! Mexico seriously needs to take a good hard look at their leaders. If my children would have run away from home, I would have been embarrassed beyond words. These are people born and raised in Mexico running away from their own country. Mexico must fix Mexico. If you would want to go live in Mexico you would have to have proof of a steady monthly income...FACT! If you do not have that proof, you can not get a VISA to stay there...period! If you stay without a Visa and are caught, the only thing you get is jail...period! So, which country is the smarter one????

Come now...there is no need to be fearful of deportation, if you just go home & immigrate legally...simple!

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The crime syndicates voter base(fraudulent) will starve.The criminals will scream bloody murder

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Democrats, liberals, and communists are instilling fear among the immigrant population, a population they created to fundamentally change America. This is unfounded because, as has been noted, Obama had deported millions of illegal aliens during his term. The major problem was he let them back in. President Trump's administration has no desire to starve them out. The policies to stem the tide from flowing across the border and dealing with those already here by the auspices of the democrats and progressives has yet to be formulated. There is no need to panic nor deprive families of food.

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The Free Stuff R Us crew needs to be worried...Taxpayers have been grabbing their ankles for decades so the vote whoring politicians can get elected. I don't blame illegals....All the Blame is directed at these Miscreants in D.C. that bankrupt the country, cater to lobbyists and want the fundamental transformation of America into a 3rd world Totalitarian, Globalist, New World Order Ghetto like Cuba.

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Sandy Wolf Alzaidi Written by Sandy Wolf Alzaidi
March 19, 2017
A little overboard, don't you think? That harsh language is not necessary and makes you sound like a freak, an obstructionist, a doomsdayer.

Why should American taxpayers be forced to pay for any program that benefits illegal aliens in this country. We the American people did not request their presence in America so why should we be made to pay for their being here?
The United States of America is a nation of immigrants, not illegal aliens! That differences massive and is being confused by many people.
Immigrants came to this country to become Americans because of the freedoms and the opportunity granted American citizens. Many of them came to this country with nothing but the clothes on their back in a dream in their hearts. To become members of this great country, to support their new country, and to defend if necessary their new home. Most importantly they came here to be Americans!
The illegal aliens that are in this country by their very nature of being here illegally have no plans to assimilate and become Americans. They're here to take whatever they can get away with and to give nothing back in return. You see these people rioting in the streets waving the flags of their country and I repeat their country and you'll never see American flag.
These demonstrators DEMAND that the United States of America take care of them with free food, free education, free housing, and on top of that it get out of jail free card. They commit capital crimes against Americans and usually get nothing but a slap on the wrist and send back to another country. 9 times out of 10 their back in this country before all the paperwork is been filed to commit more crimes they kill more innocent Americans.

The difference between the immigrants that made this country great and these illegal aliens sneaking into the country should be blatantly clear to every American. The immigrants more than anything else wanted to become Americans. The illegal aliens are nothing but a bunch of parasites that wish to live off of America, take whatever they can and if they can't change America into wherever they came from they will try to destroy the very nation that they depend on to survive.

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Sandy Wolf Alzaidi Written by Sandy Wolf Alzaidi
March 19, 2017
Rather a chip on your shoulder, and clear discrimination in your language, as well as poor English! You call legal immigrants , immigrants. You call ILLEGAL immigrants ALIENS. Why? Do you KNOW any? Believe me, they DO want to contribute and become American Citizens. But they don't necessarily want to give up their own ethnicity.... don't want to give up their home cultures. That's OK. My dad didn't speak English until HighSchool... only German, on a farm out in North Dakota. And he was a "farmboy" so he was judged. But his parents were born in the USA and so was he. The whole little town was pretty much Germans from Russia. Back then, no one was pissed and forcing the whole town to speak English! We still have China Towns, and other areas where their native languages are all that is spoken... here, in the USA. It's O. K. People can live..... and let live. But..... ON YOUR OWN DIMES.

Have to eliminate the incentive for them to come here. By that I mean the incentive to come and collect free anything and everything they can instead of becoming a citizen and actually working and paying taxes. Most would probably leave as soon as they see 30% of their paycheck being forcefully taken from them before they even get what's left.

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Noooooo! The fat moon-faced, chubsy-ubsy illegals will lose weight and pass out! Immigrants are supposed to come here to contribute not become dependents of the state, but silly me. And they're not immigrants, they're illegals.

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I think the welfare rolls and food stamp usage will be Obama's main legacy. People have seen the negative effects of the last administration and are finally realizing something drastic has to be done. People are also beginning to feel the effects of a President that wants to cut useless spending, reduce govt. size, and restore some modicum of patriotism. For the less inclined socialistic types, this is horrendous. They have come to expect the nanny state to be their sole support. It is going to end, even with all the howling of the Dems/Libs across this nation.

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Trump needs to give up on the wall, go after the employers and leave the workers alone. If he goes after the employers that are exploiting the illegals the jobs dry up and they leave on their own. Then he needs to increase the visas for blue collar workers. There is a huge shortage of workers for all the trades because Americans have been brainwashed into thinking that college is the only good option.

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Jerry S. Written by Jerry S.
March 19, 2017
I mostly agree with you except for one major point you seem to have overlooked. The wall is also supposed to slow/mitigate drug trafficking as well. For that reason alone, I have the preference of building it. My family has been devastated by drug use and anything that will help alleviate it to any degree is welcome.
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Bob Waldman Written by Bob Waldman
March 19, 2017
You are delusional at best! Billions on a wall will not dent the drug trade. Only better treatment and educational efforts will make a difference in the long haul.
Dennis Joseph Written by Dennis Joseph
March 19, 2017
Have to eliminate the incentive for them to come here. By that I mean the incentive to come and collect free anything and everything they can instead of becoming a citizen and actually working and paying taxes. Most would probably leave as soon as they see 30% of their paycheck being forcefully taken from them before they even get what's left.
Mary Hasting Written by Mary Hasting
March 19, 2017
I totally agree with most of what you say. But I still think we need to build the wall. It isn't only illegals who want all the benefits and employment here in the U.S. that come here. It is also terrorists who cross our border illegally. For that reason alone, we need a wall and armed guards to prevent anyone from scaling it. Also need concertina wire on top.
Dan Sloan Written by Dan Sloan
March 19, 2017
Well I think that once you stop the huge amount of illegals coming to work it should free up alot of resources and there would be less border crossing in general and that would also make it easier to catch the criminals
Sandy Wolf Alzaidi Written by Sandy Wolf Alzaidi
March 19, 2017
You have ..... some interesting views. One, the Americans have been led to believe the "college is the only way" is correct. And going after the farmers for the migrant workers is the only approach to stop THAT type of illegal immigration.
But there DOES still need to be a wall, since most other illegal immigration is getting people killed. With a wall, they won't attempt and die in the desert. And the drugs... though where there is demand, it will always be supplied. Most illegal immigrants WANT TO WORK and pay taxes and be legal citizens. That IS what they want. There are no jobs, no opportunities, NOTHING in Mexico or their countries. Only extreme poverty, OR, nowadays, extreme strife and chaos and bloodshed fear and death of family and friends. Which would YOU prefer? I'd prefer to come HERE, any way I could....
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Sandy Wolf Alzaidi Written by Sandy Wolf Alzaidi
March 19, 2017
I don't. I think that is a little naive. The situation is much, much more widespread and difficult than that, IMHO
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Sandy Wolf Alzaidi Written by Sandy Wolf Alzaidi
March 19, 2017
Yes, I agree about the wall. To deter the illegal immigrants, so they won't keep dying in the desert, and the terrorists, and the drug runners. But I think the drug runners usually cross the boarders at the legal crossings.....they just bring in SO SO SO MUCH, that it's almost impossible to catch it all. They TRY! But via plane, train, boat, car, truck.....the legal crossings are how the drugs are getting in, I THINK. Sigh....
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Sandy Wolf Alzaidi Written by Sandy Wolf Alzaidi
March 19, 2017
True..... a wall won't do anything about the drugs. The drugs come across all the legal crossings now anyway!!
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Dan Sloan Written by Dan Sloan
March 19, 2017
It's not just farm workers, it's all the building trades, restaurant workers, cleaners, landscapers. The workers are like you say hard workers just trying to better themselves. Why go after them, the employers are the key. Once you stop the millions of workers coming it should be much easier to concentrate on the bad guys

Anyone need any more proof that these freeloaders never really needed the benefits but took it anyway just to soak the American taxpayer? And that anti-American POS Obama encouraged them to do it. Thank God we now have a president who is willing to step up to the plate and swing for a home run. The illegals are running scared and rightfully so - they don't belong here! Get out or pay the penalty when you get caught!

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A win-win for all of us tax payers.

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Super

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ICE should have jumped on this already, those people have no business using SNAP, I hope ICE can still bust some on it.

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Allen Farlow Written by Allen Farlow
March 19, 2017
And charge each of them with welfare fraud and throw them in jail where they belong.
Mary Hasting Written by Mary Hasting
March 19, 2017
Don't worry, ICE can still find them. There is still a paper trail.

yippee ki ya. A new error. Keep deporting, build that wall. Help American's only, zero empathy for not citizens as they brought it a pond themselves.

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