Skip to comments.Spending Deal Continues Funding USDA Program to Promote Food Stamps to Illegal Aliens
Posted on 01/15/2014 3:17:40 PM PST by montag813
Above: A bodega in Los Angeles which caters to illegal immigrants
The more than $1 trillion federal appropriations measure passed today in the House does not eliminate a controversial program initiated by the Department of Agriculture and with the assistance of the Mexican government that promotes food stamps through outreach and advertising to illegal immigrants living in and coming into the United States.
In fact, it only strongly encourages the Department of Agricultural to stop the program, according to the explanatory statement offered by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers. Rogers worked out the arrangement with Senate counterpart Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) in consultations before the bill was filed.
Although federal law requires that those granted entry into the U.S. must be able to support themselves financially, the administration continues to promote food stamps to illegal aliens through SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
There is no exact estimate on how much the program has cost taxpayers in terms of personnel, increased enrollment and the actual food stamps distributed to Mexican nationals living in the U.S. illegally because there has never been a cost estimate conducted on the program, a GOP congressional aide told Top Right News on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the matter.
Its simply appalling that our government is even doing thisrecruiting people who have come to America into government dependence, said the GOP congressional aide. There is an ongoing partnership with USDA and the government of Mexico to promote food stamp use by Mexican nationals in the U.S. What happens in the omnibus is they put out the summary document claiming they are prohibiting the program. But in reality, there is no language that does this. There is language in the nonbinding explanatory statement encouraging USDA to stop working with foreign governments to promote food stamp use by immigrants, but that is not legally binding.
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I hope these ads are being placed in Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua... all over South America.
After all, why should we discriminate against people who are too poor to illegally enter our country?
They don’t have bodegas in Los Angeles. They are “tiendas.” Bodegas are a New Yorican thing.
because the American taxpayers have so much money ...
Ross Perot had it right. If it’s good for us, then we agree to it. If it’s good for the other party and bad for us, we don’t agree to it.
Yep can tell it was written by a New Yawker. Lol