Here’s more spin up from the Washington Post, via Breitbart, about the horrors of the Trump administration actually enforcing immigration law.
Immigrants are canceling their food stamps over fears they could be deported.
Food banks and hunger advocates around the country from Tuscon to Baltimore have noticed a decline in the number of eligible immigrants applying for food stamps and a rise in the number of immigrants seeking to cancel their food stamps since President Trump’s inauguration two months ago, the Washington Post reported.
Advocates on behalf of these immigrants say that their fear stems from the possibility that Immigration and Customs Enforcement would notice their participation in the food stamp program and deny them U.S. citizenship or deport them.
What’s missing in the above paragraph?
The word “illegal.” The only way anyone is deported is if they are here illegally. So this can only pertain to illegal aliens.
The WaPo then changed their headline so that it didn’t make it so obvious that illegal aliens were getting benefits.
But of course the story is “Immigrants were going hungry” because of Trump! Not “Illegal aliens are taking advantage of benefits to which they are not entitled.”
Although there are actually no legal consequences to legal immigrants, the Washington Post suggests there could be.
The Department of Agriculture says in its formal guidance for non-citizens that there are no immigration consequences for legal immigrants who participate in SNAP.
But a draft executive order from the Trump administration from January sought to make receiving public benefits, such as SNAP, a reason for deporting or denying citizenship to legal immigrants.
So legal immigrants, if they are reacting and dropping their food stamps, are doing so not because of the reality of any actual negative effects but because of Democratic-induced hysteria against Trump.
As Hot Air notes, there’s no way of confirming this story which is based on interviewing a handful of people.
But bottom line, if you are here illegally, taking advantage of the system, you really can’t complain about being uncovered.