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Homeland Security promotes welfare to new immigrants in government ‘welcome’ materials

Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your new country can do for you.

“Welcome to USA.gov,” a website maintained by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), bills itself as the “primary gateway for new immigrants to find basic information on how to settle in the United States” — featuring a prominent section for new immigrants about how to access government benefits.

“Depending on your immigration status, length of time in the United States, and income, you may be eligible for some federal benefit programs,” the Web page reads.

“Government assistance programs can be critically important to the well-being of some immigrants and their families. Frequently, however, there is a lack of information about how to access such benefits. Benefit programs can be complicated and you may be given misleading information about how they operate.”

The DHS page offers links to government websites that explain how to access benefits including food stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, Medicare, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the “official website with information on all available federal benefit programs,” with a nonworking link to Benefits.gov.

WelcometoUSA.gov also boasts to immigrants that “[f]ree public education for children is one reason many immigrants come to the United States.”

Though the website appears to advertise benefits, new immigrants are not necessarily eligible for the benefits displayed on the website; enrollment in SSI and TANF may also serve as impediments to future immigration status adjustments.

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» 10 Comments

  1. Edith McCrotch

    November 19th, 2012

    @ Cardigan -

    Natalie Wood would probably say you were being overboard with that title.

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  2. Nutjob

    November 19th, 2012

    Everythings free in ah-meh-ree-ka, unless you happen to be a working class taxpaying citizen.

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  3. Rick

    November 20th, 2012

    Maybe the immigrants can teach this bitch some manners.

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  4. Jorel Lives!

    November 20th, 2012

    Don’t buy nobody’s bull. Trust me, I’ve seen it with my own eyes. They’re there. In the welfare office, the county and other hospitals, and the SS office. Especially the old folks and women with children. Lots of them. Coming solely for the benefits and sucking us dry. My grandmother never got this kind of f*&^%$# help.

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  5. Unruly Refugee

    November 20th, 2012

    So all we have to do to get free shit is learn a foreign language and change our name? Sounds too easy.

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  6. BILL

    November 20th, 2012

    if this doesn’t piss you off nothing will.

    we should all be grabbing our pitchforks, torches, tar, feathers and rails then heading to dc to stop this crap before its too too late.

    George Washington is rolling in his grave.

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  7. Ten Megaton

    November 20th, 2012

    The only benefit most of them should be eligible for is a bus ride back to the border. A fucking closed border that is.

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  8. Ten Megaton

    November 20th, 2012

    DHS. Making would be terrorists sneaking into the country comfortable. Fuck you very much Oblome.

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  9. Teacheru

    November 20th, 2012

    Growing the Democrat voter base.

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  10. article

    November 26th, 2012

    Your way of describing everything in this article is actually good, all can easily understand it, Thanks a
    lot.

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