Feb 20

Feds Tell Illegals to Ignore Law Against Becoming a ‘Public Charge’

The United States Department of Agriculture has been working to dispel  immigrants’ concerns that getting on will harm their chances of becoming  U.S. citizens.

The USDA addresses those fears in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,  or food stamp, brochures it distributes to Mexican consulates as part of  its “partnership” with the Mexican government “to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living  in the United States about available nutrition assistance.”

In one portion of the brochure, USDA’s text asks, “If I get on SNAP benefits,  will I be a ‘public charge?’” The brochure then answers: “No. You and your  family can apply for and receive SNAP benefits without hurting your chance of  becoming U.S. citizens.”

The brochure further advises immigrants that members of their  family could qualify for food stamps, even if they do not.

“If you are not eligible due to your immigration status, your legal immigrant  or citizen children may still qualify,” the brochure reads. ”You do not  have to provide immigration information about yourself when you apply for  your legal immigrant or citizen children.”

Read more at the Daily Caller

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