Website alerts illegals to govt benefits available

Friday, November 30, 2012
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

An immigration reform organization argues that taxpayer-funded websites should be for the benefit of American citizens, not foreign nationals who are in the country illegally.

The Department of Homeland Security recently launched a website designed to let legal and illegal immigrants be aware of welfare and entitlement benefits available from the federal government. The site WelcomeToUSA.gov provides information on programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, food stamps and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Mehlman, Ira (Federation for American Immigration Reform)Ira Mehlman is a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform. He believes this is an indication that government programs tend to forget their real constituencies.

"This is obviously not surprising, given the proclivities of the Obama administration," he says. "But you also find that these government agencies tend to view the people who take advantage of the programs that they have to offer as their constituencies. They become advocates on their behalf.

"All these government agencies need to understand is that their primary constituency is the American people."

Mehlman says the government's job should be to protect the interests of the American public, not to go out and unnecessarily spend their money.

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