US Mexico Agreement: More Food Stamps – Already Expanded 1-1/2 Times?

A 2004 program creating an “agreement” with Mexico will make sure the U.S. gets adequate information into the hands of Mexican illegal aliens “migrant communities,” “Mexican Americans” and “Mexican nationals,” clarifying how they get food stamps or enrolled in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The poor people who need this assistance can download the forms on their personal computers. According to, you might be eligible for food stamps and SNAP even if you have a retirement account and own a home.


Pullout Quote:

People do not come here looking for handouts. ~ Barack Obama

Daily Caller:

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

“USDA and the government of Mexico have entered into a partnership to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available nutrition assistance,” the USDA explains in a brief paragraph on their “Reaching Low-Income Hispanics With Nutrition Assistance” web page. “Mexico will help disseminate this information through its embassy and network of approximately 50 consular offices.”

The goal is to get rid of “enrollment obstacles” and “increase access among potentially eligible populations” by working WITH MEXICO. Mexico will now school “migrants” on the “potential” benefits of crossing the border into the U.S. (but have been doing so for years). (undated article):

The average FNS/SNAP benefit amount for all adults is $135/month. Can you imagine what a difference this could make in your grocery budget? Or, what a difference it would make to spend these benefits on food, and free up $135 of your own money to pay for other expenses – pet food, gasoline, medical bills, or utilities?

Over the last few years, FNS/SNAP criteria have expanded so that more people qualify! If you applied in the past, but were not approved, you might qualify now based solely on these changes.

• The income limit for households in now about 1-1/2 times higher than the previous limit
• NC no longer uses a resource limit for most households.  You may be able to get benefits even if you own a home, car, land, property or have a retirement account or money in the bank.
• Household expenses are evaluated as part of your application, including housing costs. And for those who are disabled or age 60+ medical expenses are also considered.

From The Daily Caller, October 2012, Senator Jeff Sessions:

“The premise of American immigration is that those entering our country should have to work and to contribute to the financial health of the United States,” Sessions told TheDC Sunday evening. “Not only does the administration violate this principle through the partnership, but it does harm by gradually displacing the role of family and community with continual government aid. Welfare Reform is guided by the moral principle that good policy helps more people live better lives.”

The USDA says the 2004 program does not include illegals – they have no “outreach” to illegals, and I have a beautiful little island in the Florida Everglades I want to give away to some really nice person. So contact me and I’ll draw up the papers and get it into your name pronto.

See the average SNAP benefit per person, by state here.

In the Daily Caller article linked above, note the partial list of materials available to explain what we are willing to do. They are available for download online. Really poor people do have computers, but then they own homes and retirement accounts too.

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