by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
Panicked illegal aliens in California have reportedly stopped collecting food stamps out of fear of being detected by the Trump administration.
Even in the infamous “sanctuary city” of San Francisco, so many residents have turned against food stamps that “the city is very concerned.”
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, local Human Services Agency director Trent Rhorer has noted that “households with one illegal” are worried about how much information will reach the (Trump) administration officials if they use food stamps, also known as CalFresh. Eligible families also wonder “whether the administration will cut food stamp benefits to immigrants.”
Rhorer is upset by the tension. He said, “[Eligible families] are putting their household in further jeopardy of not being able to pay the rent, or not being able to pay utility bills because they have to buy food. These are benefits they are entitled to receive, and they’re playing by the rules. They shouldn’t be penalized by this negative commentary coming out of the White House.”
The change has been rapid, and massive:
In the last two months the number of households withdrawing from food stamps has more than doubled. For example, the normal drop rate is less than 60 households a month, yet “150 households withdrew from the program in March and April alone.”
Families with “anchor babies” — the children born to illegal aliens while living in the U.S. — are most prone to drop CalFresh at this time, the Chronicle reports. But the city has made clear that the only people who have to provide information are the family members who apply for benefits. That is reportedly intended to limit the amount of information shared with the federal government.
This represent a massive shift from the Obama administration which, as Top Right News previously reported, actually funded advertisements in Mexico promoting U.S. food stamps so that when illegal aliens came to the U.S. they would be able to access the benefit.
Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made it clear the administration intends to crack down on “unauthorized use” of Federal welfare programs by “foreign nationals here illegally.”
One major upside you won’t hear from worried California liberals, as the Center for Immigration Studies has noted: this move will save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. And since illegals will not be able to maintain their lifestyles off the government dole, look for many thousands to “self-deport” when their existence in the U.S. becomes impossible to maintain.