Saturday, April 10, 2021

PRIORITIES?: Report Says U.S. Military Families Facing Growing Food Insecurity; Are ILLEGAL Aliens Receiving COVID-19 Relief Checks? Yes

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U.S. military families facing growing food insecurity, report says:
Military families are facing high levels of food insecurity, a problem that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from a national anti-hunger organization.
The just-released “Hungry in the Military: Food Insecurities Among Military Families in the U.S.,” was prepared by MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. The group says it fights to end hunger in the U.S. among people of all faiths and backgrounds.
“Congress has paid lip service to supporting our troops, while consistently failing our service members by doing next to nothing to ensure that the members of our military who sacrifice to keep us safe can feed themselves and their families,” said Abby J. Leibman, president of MAZON and co-author of the report.
Part of the widespread problem stems from what MAZON called a “procedural barrier to assistance” for military families. Service members’ housing allowance is counted as revenue in determining their eligibility for food subsidy programs. --->READ MORE HERE
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Are Illegal Aliens Receiving COVID-19 Relief Checks? Yes:
Millions of immigrants known to be in the U.S. illegally are nonetheless issued Social Security numbers — and given money.
During the debate over the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Senator Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) claimed that “undocumented immigrants do not have Social Security numbers, and they do not qualify for stimulus relief checks, period.” He was wrong on both counts.
Millions of illegal immigrants do have Social Security numbers (SSNs), and they will receive billions of dollars in stimulus money. But leave the money aside for now and consider the more basic problem: The U.S. government has chosen to issue SSNs to millions of people who are not even supposed to be in the country. It’s a clear indication that America is simply not serious about enforcing its immigration laws.
To be clear, the illegal immigrants given work authorization are not guest workers; they are not green-card holders (permanent immigrants); they are not tourists. They are illegal aliens who, under the current system, are still given work authorization and Social Security numbers, year after year after year. This allows them to receive cash payments such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the Additional Child Tax Credit, and COVID-19 relief checks. If none of this makes sense to you, then you are at least beginning to understand how our immigration system works. --->READ MORE HERE

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