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Sat Mar 18, 2017, 08:52 AM

Immigrants are going hungry so Trump wont deport them

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/16/immigrants-are-now-canceling-their-food-stamps-for-fear-that-trump-will-deport-them/?utm_term=.4a15389db77c&wpisrc=nl_evening&wpmm=1

Luisa Fortin sometimes sits up at night, wondering what her clients are eating. She is the SNAP Outreach Coordinator for the Chattanooga Food Bank — but lately she has done less outreaching.

Her families, working immigrants in northwest Georgia, are spooked by the political climate, Fortin said. Increasingly, she’s being asked to explain how food stamps may impact immigration status, if not to outright cancel family food benefits.

Since mid-January, five of Fortin’s families have withdrawn from the SNAP program. One, the single mother of three citizen daughters, had fled to Georgia to escape an abusive husband. Another, two green-card holders with four young children, were thinking of taking on third jobs to compensate for the lost benefits. These families represent a small fraction of Fortin's caseload — she estimates she has signed 200 immigrant families up for SNAP over the past six months — but based on the calls she gets from other clients, she fears more cancellations are imminent.

“I get calls from concerned parents all the time: ‘should I take my kids out of the program?’” Fortin said. “They’re risking hunger out of fear … and my heart just breaks for them.”

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Reply Immigrants are going hungry so Trump wont deport them (Original post)
MumblyPeg Saturday OP
not_so_common Saturday #1
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Response to MumblyPeg (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 08:54 AM

1. More fake news here

Not a single source outside of the activists.

Maybe this true and I hope it is, I am OK if Americans get the help they need. I am not OK with my tax dollars going to pay to help someone that is a criminal.

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Response to not_so_common (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 09:00 AM

3. the consequential issue

here is the reaction.
This has been a repeating issue in farming communities where I have personal knowledge of the problems.
The illegals flood the food pantrys and clean the shelves.
The locals have had to take up the issue with the farmers more than several times because they get paid, send all their cash back to Mexico, then go swipe all the free food at the local pantry, leaving nothing for the poor in the area. They have also been known to frequently clean out all the clothing donations at the local churches rather than buy their own. It is a real problem.

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Response to MumblyPeg (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 09:29 AM

4. I am sure it is, they turned their countries into hellholes so it is all they know.

I am hoping that as part of the solution to the illegal immigration policy President Trump goes after those that hire them, including individuals that hire maids and lawn care.

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Response to not_so_common (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 09:33 AM

5. this has always been the key.

I don't know why it is not enforced harshly. It just doesn't make sense.
When I hire someone, we have to go to great lengths to verify citizenship and all that crap... I don't know how these people get by with it.

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Response to MumblyPeg (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 05:18 PM

9. Hell, the Democrats hired illegals for the Democratic Convention

Of course they were not prosecuted.

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Response to MumblyPeg (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 08:58 AM

2. EXCELLENT

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Response to MumblyPeg (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 11:52 AM

6. She can take her kids and go back to Mexico.

Not my problem.

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Response to MumblyPeg (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 03:33 PM

7. Gimme gimme gimme

Another, two green-card holders with four young children, were thinking of taking on third jobs to compensate for the lost benefits.
yes that’s what you do! And quit breeding you bloody idiots!

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Response to Jardinier (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 05:15 PM

8. So what you are sayin is

Illegally entering the United States was a bad idea.

I agree. She needs to go back to Mexico.

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Response to oflguy (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 05:52 PM

10. Yes illegally entering the US is a bad idea.

This woman cannot feed her children and so she needs to stop breeding more and get a third job (I kind of doubt she has a job at all).

They talk like working is a bad idea. It’s always gimme gimme gimme.

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