Our rulers will go to any length to get as many potential voters as possible hooked on the addictive and pernicious drug known as other people’s money:
USDA has an agreement with Mexico to promote American food assistance programs, including food stamps, among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America.
“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 explains in a brief paragraph on their “Reaching Low-Income Hispanics With Nutrition Assistance” web page. “Mexico will help disseminate this information through its embassy and network of approximately 50 consular offices.”
This goes nicely with our government’s aggressive Spanish language ad campaign to sign up ever more moochers for food stamps.
No worries, purr USDA bureaurats:
“USDA does not perform outreach to immigrants that are undocumented, and therefore not eligible for SNAP [i.e., food stamps].”
No doubt the government has issued a directive advising illegals to close their ears whenever they hear offers of free money to which they are not entitled.
[Senator Jeff] Sessions [D-AL] isn’t simply concerned that the USDA has eschewed transparency with their Mexican partnership or that legal immigrants are encouraged to get on the government’s handout rolls — he is also worried about the lack of protections against undocumented immigrants receiving benefits for which they are not qualified.
Technically, illegal aliens are not eligible. But their children are. Plus, all illegals have to do to cash in is state that they are in the country legally. Therefore, they get the free money, and Democrats get to pretend they aren’t paying foreigners to illegally colonize the country, displacing the population with Third World peasants less likely to offer resistance to encroaching socialism.
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.
That is, Harry Reid killed it, the same way he killed attempts to stop illegal aliens from looting the IRS for $billions.
Only by voting Democrats and RINOs out of office can we roll up the red carpet for illegal welfare colonists.
On tips from J and Bob Roberts.