Homeland Security promotes welfare to new immigrants

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Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#1 Nov 19, 2012
Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your new country can do for you.

“Welcome to USA.gov ,” a website maintained by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), bills itself as the “primary gateway for new immigrants to find basic information on how to settle in the United States”— featuring a prominent section for new immigrants about how to access government benefits.

“Depending on your immigration status, length of time in the United States, and income, you may be eligible for some federal benefit programs,” the Web page reads.

“Government assistance programs can be critically important to the well-being of some immigrants and their families. Frequently, however, there is a lack of information about how to access such benefits. Benefit programs can be complicated and you may be given misleading information about how they operate.”

The DHS page offers links to government websites that explain how to access benefits including food stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, Medicare, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the “official website with information on all available federal benefit programs,” with a nonworking link to Benefits.gov .

WelcometoUSA.gov also boasts to immigrants that “[f]ree public education for children is one reason many immigrants come to the United States.”

Though the website appears to advertise benefits, new immigrants are not necessarily eligible for the benefits displayed on the website; enrollment in SSI and TANF may also serve as impediments to future immigration status adjustments.

USCIS spokesman Bill Wright told The Daily Caller that the site is not intended to advise individuals on their eligibility.

“The website seeks to improve access to federal government information on the Internet by consolidating information into helpful categories and highlight new resources available to immigrants and the organizations that serve them,” Wright explained in an email.

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Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#2 Nov 19, 2012
Next, they'll be promoting flight schools.
Oh, wait...
Karl

Wellington, OH

#3 Nov 19, 2012
This is why we must resolutely resist any and all forms of "amnesty" and "path to citizenship". It means permanent left wing majority.
VADoc

Aiken, SC

#4 Nov 19, 2012
And when we run out of money who gets dropped from public assistance first the illegals or the citizens born here?
Karl

Wellington, OH

#5 Nov 19, 2012
VADoc wrote:
And when we run out of money who gets dropped from public assistance first the illegals or the citizens born here?
They'll have citizenship, it's the same playbook that Tony Blair used in the UK. They accidentally admitted it in 2009.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#6 Nov 20, 2012
Work harder...illegal aliens are dependent on YOU.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/vie...

‘Outrage’ over fed EBT push for Aliens

by Dave Wedge

Local lawmakers are fuming over an Obama administration policy promoting welfare and EBT benefits for immigrants, with a “welcome” package and promotional website that encourage new arrivals to take advantage of the nation’s generous government largesse.

“I think it’s a complete outrage that we’re encouraging people coming here to get on public assistance,” said state Rep. Shaunna O’Connell, a Taunton Republican who has fought for EBT reform.“We should be encouraging people to be self-sufficient. These programs are rampant with fraud and abuse.”

The fight over welfare for recent immigrants is unfolding in Washington, where a group of GOP senators has sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack demanding answers as to why food stamps and other welfare benefits are being promoted to new immigrants....
VADoc

Duluth, GA

#7 Nov 21, 2012
We could fix the illegals issue rather easily. Place an extremely cost prohibitive tax on sending cash to Mexico or any Latin American/south American countries. Make it so expensive for illegals to send their ill gotten gains home to family that they stop doing it.

Also stop the assistance for non-citizens. As far as I know Mexican citizens aren't given refugee status like Somalians are. I don't agree with any US public assistance going to people who aren't citizens of this country. We have plenty of people who are citizens of this country who need help and can't get it, but non citizens can.

I love the hypocrisy of the Obama administration. They cut staffing in the VA system so it takes months for returning vets to get their disability exams and comp and pension payments going, but an illegal can swim the Rio Grande on Monday and have benefits the following Tuesday.
Karl

Medina, OH

#8 Nov 21, 2012
VADoc wrote:
We could fix the illegals issue rather easily. Place an extremely cost prohibitive tax on sending cash to Mexico or any Latin American/south American countries. Make it so expensive for illegals to send their ill gotten gains home to family that they stop doing it.
Also stop the assistance for non-citizens. As far as I know Mexican citizens aren't given refugee status like Somalians are. I don't agree with any US public assistance going to people who aren't citizens of this country. We have plenty of people who are citizens of this country who need help and can't get it, but non citizens can.
I love the hypocrisy of the Obama administration. They cut staffing in the VA system so it takes months for returning vets to get their disability exams and comp and pension payments going, but an illegal can swim the Rio Grande on Monday and have benefits the following Tuesday.
Export taxes are unconstitutional, while OK for the left, we are held to triple standards

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#9 Nov 21, 2012
VADoc wrote:
And when we run out of money who gets dropped from public assistance first the illegals or the citizens born here?
Nobody will ever be dropped. Geithner wants to raise the debt limit to infinity.

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