Some Republicans have made much about immigrants on welfare as if this were news, such as the current Regime promoting food stamps to Mexicans, both legal and illegal, in conjunction with the Mexican government.
The Daily Caller October 1, 2012 by Caroline MayDepartment of Agriculture personnel in the Obama administration have met with Mexican Government officials dozens of times since the president took office to promote nutrition assistance programs — notably food stamps — among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America.Writing in response to Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions’ July request for information about the USDA’s little known partnership with the Mexican government to educate citizen and noncitizen immigrants from Mexico about the availability of food stamps and other nutrition assistance programs, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended the partnership as a way to curb hunger in America — and the continuation of a program formed under the Bush administration in 2004.
But few saw the hint at the truth at the end of the last paragraph. Expanding welfare for immigrants, a value that does not stop at the Rio Grande, has been bipartisan, even in the flush times of the Bush economy:
The Weekly Standard October 1, 2012, by David HalperA new chart put together by the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee finds that, since 2001, the "number of non-citizens on food stamps quadrupled." Here's the chart detailing the growth in regards to non-citizens:In 2001, according to data obtained by the United States Department of Agriculture, about 425,000 non-citizens were on the food stamp rolls. In 2003, that number increased to 519,000, in 2006 it was 795,000, and in 2009, when President Obama took office, it was 994,000.Now, in 2012, it's estimated that 1,634,000 non-citizens are on food stamps. That means, since President Obama took office, the non-citizens on food stamps has nearly doubled.
And note, it doubled under Jorge Bush as well. Just as the the Bush Regime began to end interior enforcement by closing interior Border Patrol Stations. To paraphrase the precient Samuel Francis, bipartisanship is both evil and stupid. And where is Mittens?