The Obama regime, which last week gutted the work requirements in the bipartisan 1996 welfare reform, has been in cahoots with the Mexican government to increase food stamp usage. They claim the program isn’t intended to give welfare to illegal aliens, but according to Sen. Jeff Sessions, some states are not checking up on that. They’re just taking potential welfare recipients at their word that they’re eligible to get free stuff.
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.”
The partnership — which was signed by former USDA Secretary Ann M. Veneman and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista in 2004 — sees to it that 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 information is specifically focused on eligibility criteria and access.
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. Benefits are not guaranteed or provided under the program — the purpose is outreach and education.
Obama can and will say that he inherited this rape of the US taxpayer, which is true, blame Bush as is appropriate here, but Obama also promised to go line by line and get rid of programs that we didn’t need to be paying for. Do we need to be borrowing money from China to work with the Mexican government to get more non-Americans on the US dole? Really?
According to Sessions’ office, 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.
Mexico is the only country with which USDA has a nutrition assistance outreach partnership agreement.
Well, Canadians don’t need it. They’re richer than we are now, per capita.
This appalling thing needs to be shut down, now.