U.S. MARKETS FOOD STAMPS TO MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS

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by: Caroline May
Thursday, July 19, 2012
U.S. markets food stamps to Mexican immigrants

A poster in Spanish promotes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, encouraging people to find out if they are eligible for federal benefits. Photo Credit:New York OTDA

USDA has an agreement with Mexico to promote American food assistance programs, including food stamps, among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America. …

The partnership — which was signed by former USDA Secretary Ann M. Veneman and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista in 2004 — sees to it that the Mexican Embassy and Mexican consulates in America provide USDA nutrition assistance program information to Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals working in America and migrant communities in America. The information is specifically focused on eligibility criteria and access. …

“It’s a very disturbing policy, gone on for some years, and it raises very serious questions about American immigration policy as well as fiscal policy,” [Sen. Jeff] Sessions said. “Let’s get back to the fundamentals. What happened with the ‘96 welfare reform was to say that if want to you come to America you come legally, you assert you’re not coming for welfare benefits but you’re coming to work or otherwise be independent. There is no logic behind an immigration policy that would encourage immigrants who can’t successfully operate within this society.”

Read more:http://times247.com/articles/u-s-partners-with-mexico-to-promote-food-stamp-program#ixzz2162v1MO7

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  1. Pingback: Senator says food stamp partnership with Mexico ‘pressuring’ immigrants to enroll | Not Your Mama's Rag

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