WaPo Devastated As Illegal Immigrants Ditch Food Stamps "So Trump Won't Deport Them"

Tyler Durden's picture

Caitlin Dewey of the Washington Post would like for you to know that she's super sad that "Immigrants are going hungry so Trump won't deport them." 

No, that's not the title of a satirical article published on The Onion, Caitlin actually published a note describing her complete devastation when she discovered that, under a Trump administration, illegal aliens may unilaterally choose to stop breaking numerous federal laws, including multiple counts of identity theft as that's the only conceivable way an illegal immigrant could get food stamps in the first place, in order to avoid being punished for other federal laws they've already broken.

Perhaps Caitlin doesn't quite understand how entitlement programs work?  You see, Caitlin, despite what you may have been told by Nancy Pelosi or Bernie Sanders, entitlement programs in the U.S. are not funded by the 'entitlement fiary'.  No, in reality, taxpaying citizens (key word there), pay into those programs so that they'll have a safety net to fall back on to the extent they fall on economic hard times.  So, hopefully that helps clarify why it might be problematic for people who don't pay taxes in the U.S. to create falsified identities to collect benefits reserved for people who actually paid for them.

Of course, Caitlin, like the majority of the so-called 'progressives' in America, does understand exactly how entitlement programs work but simply feels that American taxpayers somehow have a duty to share their monthly paychecks with the folks who choose to immigrate to this country illegally.  But where does that "spread the wealth around" logic end?  By Caitlin's logic, why should Americans only be required to provide financial assistance to those who have broken the law to get here...should they not have to provide similar financial support to anyone around the globe with similar needs?  Perhaps Caitlin is just being 'heartless' by focusing on domestic illegal aliens while ignoring the rest of the world.   

According to the Department of Agriculture, 1.5 million noncitizens received food stamps in the 2015 fiscal year, as did 3.9 million citizen children living with noncitizen adults. For legal immigrants who entered the country after August 1996, eligibility is determined based on their age and time in the U.S. Adults qualify only after they’ve lived in the U.S. for five years, or if they’re refugees or disabled; children who entered legally qualify sooner.  Meanwhile, undocumented immigrants are never eligible for food stamps, though they may live in a “mixed eligibility” household that does receive them.



Of course, we hardly expect logical arguments on the practical limitations of entitlement programs to influence Caitlin's political views on the topic.  After all, it's much easier to tell heartbreaking stories than to have practical conversations grounded in facts.

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.”


“This is a response to the climate of fear and terror that immigrant families are living in because of the Trump administration,” said Jackie Vimo, a policy analyst at the National Immigration Law Center.

Moreover, the rhetoric in Caitlin's article comes despite explicit guidance from the Department of Homeland Security that ICE officials not perform raids at any location where immigrants may be seeking food aid.

Similarly, the Department of Homeland Security reaffirmed last month that its “sensitive locations memo” is still in place. That instructs ICE not to perform raids at hospital, schools, churches and other places where immigrant families, documented or not, might pick up food aid.


But there’s no doubt that the president’s priorities on immigration and public benefits differ sharply from those of his predecessor. Under President Trump, immigration raids have increasingly targeted non-criminals and taken place at traditionally safe locations, such as church shelters and schools. In late January, a draft executive order sought to reclassify receipt of public benefits, including SNAP, as a justification for deporting or denying citizenship to legal immigrants.


“We used to tell people that signing up does not make you a public charge,” said David Thomsen, a health policy analyst at the National Council of La Raza. “Now my advice would be, if you’re worried, talk to a lawyer.”

But perhaps the best part of Caitlin's story, buried deep in her article, is her own admission that the whole thing is just another 'fake news' narrative with some quotes from like-minded operatives with a political agenda:

"The evidence is still anecdotal — and The Washington Post was unable to speak directly with immigrants who chose to cancel their SNAP benefits."

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nuubee's picture

How can illegals stop accepting government handouts if they're never accepting government handouts in the first place because they're so productive and a "net gain" for the country?

Peacefulwarrior's picture

All right That's It... green beers are not strong enough to read the articles anymore. Some of us that beat feet and shook trees the hard way to make a buck in this country, cannot relate to the existential dole infested humanity issues.

wren's picture

Libs are like meth houses. If you take away one cry-baby argument they will just come up with another.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) wren Mar 17, 2017 6:16 PM
knukles's picture

Notice the "sleight" infestation of the term "climate"?

MrSteve's picture

And now it's starting to fester..

Ms. Erable's picture

Good. Maybe the freeloading fucks will self-deport since they can't buy food, making for quicker and safer drive times, uncrowded emergency rooms, less trash and graffiti, and being greeted and conversed with in English when I occasionally go out.

vato poco's picture

ay, los pobres mojados! no more free chit!! ees like the holocaust, only worser!!!

VD's picture

there's SNAP, and there's SNAP. too much SNAP really.

Bad Attitude's picture

Let them starve. After 8 years of weaponized empathy, I just don't give a shit. 

And, end birth-right citizenship.

Forward (over the cliff). 

hope_talk's picture
hope_talk (not verified) Bad Attitude Mar 18, 2017 7:13 AM

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Buzz Fuzzel's picture

They have no concience, the people who write these lame tear jerker stories or the people they write about, no conscience  at all.

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) Buzz Fuzzel Mar 17, 2017 9:18 PM

WaPo doesn't give a fucking shit about kids going hungry. WaPo is terrified about losing "x" number of democratic votes.

jmack's picture

They crossed the naratives. Never cross the naratives.

Mr Pink's picture

The Bezo Post actually had a different headline for this story and then switched it to this one because the first one wasn't biased and misleading enough.

I'd post the screen cap if ZH would make their comments section a little more fun

Joe Sichs Pach's picture

Caitlin you stupid cunt, you're more than welcome to take these illegals in, under your protective wing with your own earned dollars, to feed and house them if you truly are so heartbroken.

Takeaction2's picture
Takeaction2 (not verified) nuubee Mar 17, 2017 6:36 PM

Now...how do we get these fucks off the dole....

We swipen all day....
Note:  Not click bate...you will smile and sing along... 


Laddie's picture

Third World people make 3rd World shitholes.

TEAM Westport: A Case Study in anti-White Activism

'IMMIGRANT PRIVILEGE' DRIVES CHILD RAPE EPIDEMIC March 8, 2017 Muslims drive it in Europe, Hispanics drive it in America.

Little angel Serenity Reedy raped and murdered by illegal Mexican invader SHE WAS A 9-month old BABY! A Washington state White woman had this BEAST as her boyfriend!!!

KEPR News story from Richland WA Video

I recall in about 1980 a Chinese couple who had BIG JOBS in San Francisco brought their parents in to the US, they had to sign papers that they wouldn't put them on SS or SSI but do you know what they did almost immediately: THEY PUT THEM ON THE GOVERNMENT DOLE. Oh yea, the MODEL MINORITY.

Google will now flag or suppress search results that the (((DEEP STATE))) doesn't want you to know about.

GOOGLE's Schmidt wants algorithms to censor Internet for 'hate speech'

Google's Sergey Brin got into America under the special privilege for Soviet Jews immigration law. Which was introduced into the US Senate by Jewish Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)

It should be noted that a representative from Google’s new 1984-style internet political dissent suppression program, Jigsaw, will be at the ADL conference as well. Expect nasty things to happen to our 1st Amendment right to criticize Jews following this gathering of high power Jews and NGO collaborators.

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Ms No's picture

20% of Danish newborns in 2016 had foreign parents.  They are toast.  An immigrant in Germany also raped a 90 year old woman AS SHE WAS WALKING HOME FROM CHURCH!  They found him because they already had his DNA from a robbery.  I hope he gets killed in prison.  In the US he probably would.



doctor10's picture

"the game" in DC is to have people to whom to distribute welfare benefits. More beneficiearies, means bigger agencies, more paperwork and importantly, more SES (low to mid-6 figure executive level salary slots) to move up to

And thats only ONE reason for the Cowboys and Indian Games that are being started between we the people and DC

Giant Meteor's picture

God Damn it, is this another "not the onion" story ?

YourAverageJoe's picture

I have seen absolutely no anxiety on any of the many hispanic faces I see where I work.



Pure Evil's picture

Have you thought about calling ICE to see if there is a reward for providing information on where illegals can be found?

stampman's picture

He already knows that there is no such thing.

If you call them, they will not come unless outright mayhem and murder are in progress.  That is a fact.

BrutusTheBomber's picture

I say we pick um all up and fly um over to Syria and drop um off. Then, they can fix all of the broken buildings over there and we get rid of all our illegal aliens.

Scuba Steve's picture

The Pacific Ocean is a lot closer and would be much more humane ... open the hatch and do Gods work

- Lloyd Bankfine

Pure Evil's picture

Nah, they'd just apply for refugee status and end up back over here saying Allahu Akbar in Spanish.

ironmace's picture

oh, boo fuckin' hoo.

libs. pfft.

barysenter's picture

You know its a lie because you heard it from WaPo 

truthalwayswinsout's picture

Go home and avoid the anxiety.

There should be a a bounty for reporting employers who hire illegals; 50% of the fine collected.

No need to terrorize anyone but an employer because it is extremely easy to spot most of the illegals.

Arrest, charge and jail enough employers to get headlines and then have an amnesty period and after that period is over, 10x the fines and jail time.

Watch how the problem disappears in real time.

Arrest, charge and jail a few mayors of sanctuary cities, convict them of aiding and abetting felonies and they can never vote again nor run for office.

Watch how the problem disappears in real time.

Pay bounties to cops in sanctuary cities to report employers and illegals.

Watch how the problem disappears in real time.

Silver Savior's picture

Trump is mean. What a disgrace.

Giant Meteor's picture

Kickin your ass all over the place ! We Wil We Will ROCK YOU!


Sorry couldn't resist the bait on this one ..

Queen - We Will Rock You (Official Video)


skunzie's picture

I love your sarcasm only you forgot to mark it as such!

drewski1000's picture

Why don't you supply your address so a bunch of illegals can come over for a meal?  When they rob you, don't call the police.  You deserved it.

skinwalker's picture

Yet another reason to boycott amazon.

Bezzos is dancing around the gallows.

WTFUD's picture

It's not the Mexican's who are concerned it's more like Wallymarks and JPM who take a 20% cut of the subsidies.

Giant Meteor's picture

Holy shit did you just say a mouthful of truth ....

The banks, so called banks, and big players, heavy hitters etc. can't make it without their government welfare checks  .

stampman's picture

It all starts out as Federal Reserve counterfeit, then trickles down and around.

Getting rid of the Fed, or at least nationalizing it along with the interest, is the first step towards a cure.  Then we could have a real economy based on production again, rather than a fake rigged economy based on counterfeiting.  Freeloaders would once again have to work or starve.

The above tack may seems unrealistic, but sooner or later, the sucker is going to blow anyway.

Disgruntled Goat's picture

Don't forget Amazon, who recently won approval to accept EBT. The Government is directly funneling cash to these large corporate entities by using EBT recipients as a pass-through. Its a fucking joke.

And that was a quid pro quo for Bezos to take over shrill, failing WaPo

And you can also make the argument that we are supporting people in Mexico as well. All monies being fungible, the less these fuckers spend on food here, the more they "remit" back to family in Mexico. Well fuck that! We are the only people stupid enough to hand out welfare benefits to illegals who come here, no citizenship requirement at all. Stupid. This is where the collectivist scum have led us.


stampman's picture

"And you can also make the argument that we are supporting people in Mexico as well."

It is actually far worse than that.  If you are an amnestied illegal alien who pays taxes through your job, you are entitled to claim dependents in Mexico and get a CASH tax refund that amounts to about $2k per dependent each year.  So you report a mythical 20-25 dependents or so and get about $40k-$50k in cash from the IRS every year.  Of course IRS is not going down to Mexico to check.

This is 100% true, and it is utterly sickening.

Cardinal Fang's picture

I am one of those people who have no problem helping pay for a safety net for Americans who truly need it.

But the fraud and abuse makes the system expensive and unworkable.

So, I endorse any effort to make these shit heads in government, the media and the other parasites accountable for their blood sucking maggotry.

I only kill chickens and wheat's picture

Zh'ers trolling the bezo blog comments section?

Allison McNeil 5:35 AM CDT

You see, Caitlin, despite what you may have been told by Nancy Pelosi or Bernie Sanders, entitlement programs in the U.S. are not funded by the 'entitlement fairy'. No, in reality, taxpaying citizens (key word there), pay into those programs so that they'll have a safety net to fall back on to the extent they fall on economic hard times. So, hopefully that helps clarify why it might be problematic for people who don't pay taxes in the U.S. to create falsified identities to collect benefits reserved for people who actually paid for them.

orangegeek's picture



What austerity cuts??  Just bring program spending back within the law and presto, there's your tax cuts.

thisguyoverhere's picture

I'm so tired of the divide and conquer b.s. in this country.

Here's a clue, its the A$$cliwns in D.C., the BAR Associations and the real owners of this corrup soul sucking system sticking it to you and the other 200 hundred of millions here via the proxy 'other' you direct your attention to.

Look over here, not there.

Think, God gave you a brain

Fight, God gave you a will

Giant Meteor's picture

"I'm so tired of the divide and conquer b.s. in this country."

As you may have surmised by my assumed name, I empathize a great deal with your thoughts.

Divide and conquer has played well, for a good many folks. Hell, even folks that believe they're not on the take, are on the take. The nation has been made weak, too much to get into here, in this post, but there are many reasons why, and it has effectively "neutered" the vast ocean of majorities, and no It didn't just happen on Obamas watch either ..

That clown was merely a SYMPTOM, as DJT and DJT worshipping is ANOTHER SYMPTOM ..

But it appears, thats the way we're gonna role, till death do us, I mean departs us ...

Please forgive my abruptness, must be havin a bad day or something. I'm usually much more cheerful!