USDA partnering with Mexico to boost food stamp participation
Your tax payer dollars are already being used to advertise/encourage more food stamp usage. This is just another extension of it.
Illegal aliens can be eligible by merely stating that they are legal: “Applicants need only attest that they are citizens of the United States, and the state must accept that attestation as conclusive.”
Mexican government have to do with the US food stamp program. Isn’t the Mexican president the same guy that insulted the US before our congress calling us racist for attempting to secure our borders as the democrats in congress rose to their feet and applauded?
This administration’s policies have led to more government dependence than at any other time in our history. This smacks of Cloward-Pivon. Cloward and Pivon came up with a strategy, based on Saul Alinski’s teachings, to bring about the fall of capitalism by overloading the government with impossible demands. This includes tactics like overloading the system with welfare entitlements until the system collapses which in theory will force the government to intervene and implement socialism in the United States. This strategy successfully bankrupted NYC in 1978 by overloading their welfare rolls.
“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,” “Mexico will help disseminate this information through its embassy and network of approximately 50 consular offices.”
The Mexican Embassy and Mexican consulates in America provide USDA nutrition assistance program information to Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals working in America and migrant communities in America.
The goal, for USDA, is to get rid of what they see as enrollment obstacles and increase access among potentially eligible populations by working with arms of the Mexican government in America. Spanish brochures titled “Five Easy Steps To Snap Benefits,” “How To Get Food Help — A Consumer’s Guide to FNCS Programs,”
USDA stressed it was established in 2004 and not meant for illegal immigrants.
According to Sessions, immigrants who come to America should be able to operate successfully without the aid of government. Illegals may enroll their eligible children.
It is up to the states to determine if applicants or households are qualified aliens. In some circumstances, SNAP benefits can be conferred upon people who merely state, upon penalty of perjury, that they are in the country legally.
Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program, which allows administrators to run a simple check to determine if non-citizen applicants are eligible for benefits. States that do not use SAVE to verify alien status may simply accept the applicant’s attestation of legal status as a substitute for verification, or, alternately, may accept submitted documents without checking their veracity.”
Sessions offered an amendment to the Senate version of the 2012 farm bill last month which would have required the government to use SAVE — a program similar to E-Verify — to ensure SNAP recipients are in the country legally. The amendment was not brought to the floor for a vote.
The Congressional Budget Office was unable to estimate how much money the SAVE amendment would have saved because the federal government does not know how many ineligible illegal immigrants have accessed SNAP.
Source—gerald darby, caroline may, msn