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Thursday, June 08, 2017

USDA encourages food stamps for illegals

The Associated Press is upset with President Trump because his crackdown on illegal aliens is forcing illegal aliens to stop breaking other laws.

From the Associated Press:
A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of federal food assistance because they are fearful of deportation, activists and immigrants say.
People who are not legal residents of the U.S. are not eligible to take part in what is formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
But many poor families include a mix of non-legal residents and legal ones, such as children who have citizenship because they were born in the U.S. In those cases, it is often an adult who is not a legal resident who submits the application.
Some now feel that is too dangerous under a president who has made immigration enforcement a priority. Throughout the U.S., there are accounts of people resisting efforts of nonprofit organizations to sign them up for food stamps, letting benefits lapse or withdrawing from the program because of the perceived risk.
The fact is states have no interest in restricting food stamps to legal citizens because the money comes completely from the federal government. There is no incentive to rein in spending, and in fact, it helps local businesses to have all that free god stamp money floating around.

And the federal government also shows no interest in saving taxpayer money by enforcing the law that bans illegal aliens from food stamps.

From AP:
The Department of Agriculture says a lower percentage of non-citizens who qualify for the program known as SNAP have historically used the benefit than citizens because of an incorrect perception that it could affect their immigration status or hurt their chances of becoming a U.S. citizen.
"It is important for non-citizens to know they will not be deported, denied entry to the country, or denied permanent status because they apply for or receive SNAP benefits," the agency says on its website.
This is crazy.

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  1. "This is crazy."

    No, it's not crazy. It's criminal. It is criminal malfeasance by whoever authorizes the distribution of benefits to illegal aliens. They should be prosecuted. - Elric

    1. It IS crazy, but it's just another way to pick the pockets of taxpayers.

  2. Food stamps is a subsidy program for farmers.

    You understand that, you understand the whole scam.

    1. I wasnt aware that farmers took ebt cards.
      I know all my local grocery stores do.

  3. There was a crackdown in my state recently on illegal deer stands in state properties. What guys have been doing is basically putting up treestands in a spot and claiming it in perpetuity for themselves, turning public land into their own little hunting ground. One of the state parks recently hauled a bunch of these away and told the public that anyone who wanted to claim their treestand could pick it up at the local state police station.
    I'm betting that illegals are going to take the assurances of the USDA in the same spirit as these illegal hunters did.

  4. Where in the Constitution is the Federal Gubmint required to pass out food? edutcher is right, as is the Marxist Revolutionaries Cloward and Piven.

  5. USDA is a program for taking taxpayer dollars and transferring them to rich farmers and their corporate cronies @ Cargill, ADM, ConAgra, and some others. The entire agency could be shut down (save for some meat inspection/QC functions). It is one of the larger fed agencies with the most employees, the majority of whom IMO do Sweet FA--except overseeing the ripping off of the taxpayer for things like subsidies for corn production.

    1. Amen, a thousand times! I once asked a liberal acquaintance, when discussing the idiocy of corn ethanol, why he thinks ADM's money is any cleaner than Exon-Mobil's. He STFU.

  6. errata ... of course DOD is larger than USDA, mea culpa, haste makes waste, my bad etc etc

  7. "...incorrect perception that it could affect their immigration status or hurt their chances of becoming a U.S. citizen."

    If we were still a nation of laws, that would be true.

    There is an immigration law that prohibits migrants from becoming citizens if they are likely to become a public burden (ie. go on welfare, like foodstamps), and it used to be enforced, in large part, by checking to see whether the immigrant had in fact been a public burden from the time of entry until the govt review to determine if citizenship should be granted.

    Of course, that law has long since been completely ignored. But, its still on the books.

  8. Food stamps are nothing more than welfare for big ag and deadbeats.