oped: Excellent...being that illegals are not entitled to benefits...they will self deport and save the government court and deportation transportation costs! As well as receiving illegal benefits.
Presidents before Donald Trump have pledged to take care of illegal immigration. Unlike previous residents of the White House, however, Trump seems prepared to do something about it.
And illegal immigrants know it.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, households with an illegal immigrant in California are going so far as to avoid getting food stamps to not tip off the federal government.
“The city is concerned by a recent spike of withdrawals from CalFresh, or food stamps, among eligible households with at least one noncitizen,” the Chronicle reported.
The head of San Francisco’s Human Services Agency said the “political climate has sparked a rash of questions from participants, ranging from whether their personal information would be released to the federal government to whether the administration will cut food stamp benefits to immigrants.”
“They are putting their household in further jeopardy of not being able to pay the rent, or not being able to pay utility bills because they have to buy food,” said Trent Rhorer, the agency’s head. “These are benefits they are entitled to receive, and they’re playing by the rules. They shouldn’t be penalized by this negative commentary coming out of the White House.”
While legal residents of California, “including green card holders and those with official asylum or refugee status,” can participate in CalFresh, the Chronicle euphemistically noted a drop in enrollment “in the 9,500 participating San Francisco households with at least one noncitizen.”
Gee. I wonder what the legal status of those “noncitizens” might be.
And it’s not just San Francisco. The Los Angeles Daily News reported a similar phenomenon down in la-la land.
Far be it from us to suggest how the People’s State of California organize its food stamp program; they do a fine enough job screwing things up on their own. However, American dollars should be for American taxpayers, particularly when it comes to the social safety net. Even if it is a legal citizen, an illegal immigrant living in their house indicates they might be using our taxpayer money to feed people who shouldn’t even be in this country in the first place.
San Francisco might lament this. Trump supporters, however, may have a different reaction.
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