( Milo ) Illegal immigrants are reportedly canceling their food stamps en masse over fears of being deported, reports the Washington Post.
In an article titled “Immigrants are going hungry so Trump won’t deport them,” WaPo writer Caitlin Dewey cites New York-based SNAP Outreach Coordinator Luisa Fortin whose clients are “spooked by the political climate.”
The article reads:
Since mid-January, five of Fortin’s families have withdrawn from the SNAP program. Based on calls she gets from other clients, she fears more cancellations are imminent.
WaPo goes on to point out that Luisa’s food bank in Chattanooga is not the only one in the country experiencing a downturn in SNAP users.
In the two months since President Trump’s inauguration, food banks and hunger advocates around the country have noticed a decline in the number of eligible immigrants applying for SNAP – and an uptick in immigrants seeking to withdraw from the program.
Many apparently fear that participation in SNAP will catch Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s attention.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that 1.5 million illegal immigrants used food stamps in 2015.
WELFARE FRAUD BY WIFE OF MILLIONAIRE LAWYER IN WASHINGTON D.C. BUSTED – Helen Agbapuruonwu arrested!
- “Virginia Woman Charged With Welfare Fraud For Collecting Benefits While Husband Earned Millions • Helen Agbapuruonwu collected over $100,000 in benefits over six years while her husband was working at a D.C. law firm”
( NBC Washington ) An Arlington woman was arrested this week and charged with four counts of welfare fraud for collecting over $100,000 in benefits – all while her husband was a high-earning attorney in D.C., police say.
Police say a six-month investigation into Helen Agbapuruonwu, 41, found that the mother of four had collected benefits like food stamps and Medicaid assistance for the past six years.
While Helen was collecting benefits, her husband, Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, was earning $1.5 million per year as a lawyer, according to court documents obtained by News4.
In 2001, Fidelis received the prestigious Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship which helped pay his way through law school.
Fidelis’ LinkedIn page claims he works for the D.C. firm of Mayer Brown, but today the firm said he no longer works there. Court officials believe Fidelis, a Nigerian immigrant, has “fled the country and is somewhere in Africa.”
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SCARY! CHARLOTTE OFFICIALS TO LOOTERS AND RIOTERS: KEEP IT UP AND YOU PERMANENTLY LOSE YOUR GOVT. WELFARE AND FOOD STAMPS….UH OH! THEY CAN’T LOOT AND HAVE FOOD STAMPS TOO!
Charlotte officials finally came up with an idea on how to stop rioters and looters from destroying more businesses in Charlotte, North Carolina. Keep it up and you PERMANENTLY lose your welfare and food stamps.
The Baltimore Gazette reported:
CHARLOTTE OFFICIALS TO RIOTERS – ANYONE CAUGHT LOOTING WILL HAVE WELFARE AND FOOD STAMPS REVOKED FOR LIFE
According to multiple reports, city officials have announced new measures in an effort to curb the violence sweeping Charlotte since the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Any individuals caught rioting, looting, destroying property or otherwise reacting in a violent and unlawful manner will have their government benefits permanently revoked.
According to the local affiliate WBTC, the punishment also applies to minors who might be participating in the ongoing melee. Parents of underage individuals who are captured while engaging in criminal activities related to the rioting will be held fully accountable, and could risk losing state benefits, as well as the custody of their child.
“Parents are responsible for their children. If they are allowing them to engage in lawless behaviors there will be consequences for them as parents.” Charlotte City Official, Wilson Stewart, told reporters during the 30 minute press conference.