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Sessions: USDA gets secretive about Mexican food stamp partnership
Washington Examiner ^ | 7/19/12 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 07/19/2012 7:58:23 PM PDT by Nachum

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said that the United States Department of Agriculture rejected his request for documents pertaining to its collaboration with the Mexican government to increase the number of Mexican nationals receiving food stamps. “USDA rebuffed initial requests from my staff to hand over basic documents concerning the Administration’s partnership with Mexico to implement this program,” Sessions said in a statement this afternoon. “I have now laid out in a letter precisely what information USDA needs to turn over. It should be provided at once.” USDA spokeswoman Alyn Kiel told told

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mexican; secretive; sessions; usda
USDA-Gate
1 posted on 07/19/2012 7:58:27 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 07/19/2012 7:59:33 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Why are U.S. taxpayers being forced to feed Mexican Nationals? I think it’s time to dig out the impeachment word. Barry has got to go.


3 posted on 07/19/2012 8:03:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Who is Barack Hussein Obama?)
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To: Nachum

Next Obama will sign an EO to allow all the peoples around the world to be allowed to vote for the President. After all, everything that happens in America influences the rest of the word. At the very least they should be able to have a say with that which influences their own nation.

I could see Obama doing this.

And here in FR we would again ask: “Where is John Boehner?”


4 posted on 07/19/2012 8:04:54 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Nachum

This entire administration is all about lie, deny, delay, deflect, obfuscate, ignore and accuse.

It will take generations to undo the damage if it can be undone at all.


5 posted on 07/19/2012 8:05:18 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Nachum

I’m so tired of our Governmnet giving our money away!!! We don’t have it to give it away! Deport, and you won’t have to feed them!


6 posted on 07/19/2012 8:05:55 PM PDT by Die_Hard Conservative Lady (When all the working class leave California what will be left?)
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To: Nachum
For more details on how illegal aliens routinely (and unlawfully) obtain WIC and SNAP (food stamps), and how the Mexican government uses the United States as their outsourced welfare system, see THIS article.
7 posted on 07/19/2012 8:11:23 PM PDT by montag813
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To: FlingWingFlyer

he sends ballots with the food stamps LOL


8 posted on 07/19/2012 8:11:29 PM PDT by molson209
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To: FlingWingFlyer

This program started in 2004. This time it IS Bush’s fault.


9 posted on 07/19/2012 8:23:41 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: Nachum

Sooner or later, you all will find out that there is no ‘border’ between the US and Mexico anymore.

Border patrol stations are being closed. FBI agents are being hired and sent down there to ensure the safety of the ‘smugglers’ (the Sinaloa Cartel) who must pay fees to the government to move anything across the border.


10 posted on 07/19/2012 8:26:04 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Nachum

“USDA and the government of Mexico have entered into a partnership to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available nutrition assistance,” the USDA says...”

Please tell me how Mexican nationals become eligible for food stamps.


11 posted on 07/19/2012 8:30:28 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Nachum

SNAPgate.


12 posted on 07/19/2012 8:33:24 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: wildbill
Please tell me how Mexican nationals become eligible for food stamps.

My guess is they can apply for food stamps without having to establish citizenship or legal residence. That's that case for many things; they only have to be physically present in the USA and no citizenship questions are asked.

13 posted on 07/19/2012 8:41:05 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Politicalmom
The article in the Daily Caller mentioned that this program started in 2004, under Bush's SOA Ann Veneman - according to the current regime's statement.

Sen. Sessions is looking into this...to see if, in fact, it started on Bush's watch.

14 posted on 07/19/2012 8:45:09 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Politicalmom

I don’t care if it started when Geo. Washington was President, it’s still a bad idea.


15 posted on 07/19/2012 8:55:58 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: tsowellfan

“Where is Boehner”

The only thing I can think of is if impeachment proceedings were to be started (aside that it would never come to fruition in the Senate) it might very well rally those that are wishy-washy about O and those not paying attention.

If, heaven forbid, O wins in November I could see a second term riddled with harrassment. Of course that is assuming we retain the House and hopefully get control of the Senate. That is where my sights are set.


16 posted on 07/19/2012 9:02:10 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Will88

I fill out the food stamp form for my 92 y.o. mother and it asks about citizenship and they also ask in a follow up interview.

If these Mexican nationals are folks who are here on a visa to work, I don’t think they should be eligible.


17 posted on 07/19/2012 9:19:16 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Nachum

Sessions is one that we’ll re-elect.


18 posted on 07/19/2012 9:24:31 PM PDT by blam
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To: wildbill
I fill out the food stamp form for my 92 y.o. mother and it asks about citizenship and they also ask in a follow up interview.

Do they just ask, or do they require verification? For the question to carry any weight, it should require verification, at least on an initial application.

With all the identity fraud that illegal aliens commit, I doubt a little lie on form would deter any of them, and who knows if those charged with enforcing this rule enforce it any more than other laws concerning illegal immigrants are enforced.

I don't how, but I'd bet that a fair number of illegal aliens receive food stamps. And isn't that program administered by the states? We know some states would make no effort to eliminate illegals.

19 posted on 07/19/2012 9:38:10 PM PDT by Will88
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To: wildbill

By having anchor babies. If the mom and dad are from ______ and they have 4 babies here the parents receive food stamps for those 4. Yeah like the parents don’t eat the food too.


20 posted on 07/19/2012 9:41:35 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Will88

There is no verification that I know of.

I live in Texas and for years illegals and Valley residents would go to California, work there for a while and then qualify for California’s generous unemployment benefits. They’d have a house there for an official residence/mail drop along with others doing the same scam and then come home to Texas until the benefits ran out.

Live is good if you know how to milk the cow.


21 posted on 07/19/2012 9:43:22 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: wildbill

And yes I was an eligibility worker for food stamps in another life.


22 posted on 07/19/2012 9:44:23 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Nachum

We’re all real proud of Sessions. :D


23 posted on 07/19/2012 9:45:11 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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24 posted on 07/19/2012 9:46:50 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: montag813
For more details on how illegal aliens routinely (and unlawfully) obtain WIC and SNAP (food stamps), and how the Mexican government uses the United States as their outsourced welfare system, see THIS article.

Well I sure hope Mexico is having a better 'corn' season than much of the US this year. I do NOT blame the Mexican government for what deals they make with our compassionate politicians. So the 'big' question is what is it our politicians are reaping from giving away our food? Even the big big corporate farmers cannot water all the fields of corn they plant. So the need for illegals to work the fields is NOT going to be as necessary in some areas. But they still got to eat.

25 posted on 07/19/2012 9:56:13 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: montag813
For more details on how illegal aliens routinely (and unlawfully) obtain WIC and SNAP (food stamps), and how the Mexican government uses the United States as their outsourced welfare system, see THIS article.

Well I sure hope Mexico is having a better 'corn' season than much of the US this year. I do NOT blame the Mexican government for what deals they make with our compassionate politicians. So the 'big' question is what is it our politicians are reaping from giving away our food? Even the big big corporate farmers cannot water all the fields of corn they plant. So the need for illegals to work the fields is NOT going to be as necessary in some areas. But they still got to eat.

26 posted on 07/19/2012 9:56:19 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Nachum

Interesting polls on link site, halfway down on right side. Asks many questions in groups of 3. Would appear that most respondents think the economy is going south, not spending as much money and are registered voters. Lots of questions but none dealing with anything to do with religion.


27 posted on 07/19/2012 10:01:46 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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