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Old 02-14-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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And if you are an illegal immigrant, there is a third, crippling barrier — fear of arrest and deportation, especially in an anti-immigrant political climate that has fueled record numbers of arrests and deportations.

Most illegal immigrants have no idea that a limited number of benefit programs don’t exclude them, said Betsabé Pabón, director of the Food Stamps Program at the nonprofit Sunnyside Community Services in the New York borough of Queens. By law, illegal immigrants are ineligible for food stamps — unless there is at least one U.S. citizen in their household, which describes all U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.


Illegal immigrants spurn benefits - Race & ethnicity- msnbc.com
This angers me. A neighbor of mine lost her job a few months ago. She came to visit me a few weeks ago and was crying because, in addition to her unemployment running out, she was told that because she received the maximum in unemployment benefits, that she is NOT eligible for food stamps. Apparently, this rule also applies to unemployed Americans with a savings account. What is wrong with the idiots masquerading as our government?
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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I am praying for your neighbor as well as the millions of others who won't find help at all in this bailout. I really think we need to dump the republican/democrat title and form a new pro America party.
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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I am praying for your neighbor as well as the millions of others who won't find help at all in this bailout. I really think we need to dump the republican/democrat title and form a new pro America party.
The powers that be forbid it. You will obey and like it. What ever happened to the Libertarians?
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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I am praying for your neighbor as well as the millions of others who won't find help at all in this bailout. I really think we need to dump the republican/democrat title and form a new pro America party.
Thanks for keeping her in your prayers.

As for your political statement? Agreed. I am a libertarian. Unfortunately, the dumbing down of America has assisted the 2 party crooks in Washington in their quest to remain empowered, indefinitely.
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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And yet, estimates are that several million illegal immigrants — more precise figures are impossible to calculate, because illegal immigrants typically live under the radar — actively shun such support, fearing that government agents will swoop in and whisk them away.
Illegal immigrants spurn benefits - Race & ethnicity- msnbc.com

Hmmm, why would that anger anyone?
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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It angers me because I'd rather pay taxes to help feed my temporarily unemployed American neighbor as opposed to a bunch of illegal alien squatters who have no right to be here.

There is a huge difference between typically and never. It does not matter if illegal aliens only occasionally steal from Americans. Nor does it justify or grant them immunity from stealing from Americans in need does it?

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Old 02-14-2009, 03:48 PM
 
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Instead of benefits or food stamps.... how about one way plane tickets for them and their family to go back to their native countries?
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Old 02-14-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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uh, let me guess. Could it be that the government sees fit to let them have the potential benefit while denying it to citizens in dire need who have lived and worked here all of their lives?
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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It angers me because I'd rather pay taxes to help feed my temporarily unemployed American neighbor as opposed to a bunch of illegal alien squatters who have no right to be here.

There is a huge difference between typically and never. It does not matter if illegal aliens only occasionally steal from Americans. Nor does it justify or grant them immunity from stealing from Americans in need does it?
Once again those stealing those services meant for Americans aren't going to agree with you. They are either doing it themselves or have family that are doing it. Free is free right? That money just magically appears, no one actually has to give it. It's called an entitlement.
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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The powers that be forbid it. You will obey and like it. What ever happened to the Libertarians?
The Libertarians, Independents, and Constitutionists are here. The problem is Democrats and Republicans won't listen to us. We'll need more than Ron Paul and Bob Barr to get people's attention.
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