A leaflet has just been leaked which explains to Mexican immigrants that they can obtain food stamp benefits for their children, whether or not they are legal citizens.
The leaflets are from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and was provided to the Mexican Embassy in Washington in 2009, months after President Barack Obama took office.
In boldface type, the document says "You need not divulge information regarding your immigration status in seeking this benefit for your children."
The Department of Agriculture's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, is often referred to as food stamps. It is funded by taxpayers to help poor families feed themselves.
The website for SNAP says it is only available for U.S. citizens and other legal residents. They acknowledge an education "partnership" with the Mexican government, but they say this partnership is to help educate only "eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States" about nutrition benefits they could obtain.
The leaflet was obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request. They released it to the public on Thursday. Now, many are questioning Obama's commitment to limiting expenditure of taxpayer funds to eligible Mexican nationals.
"The revelation that the USDA is actively working with the Mexican government to promote food stamps for illegal aliens should have a direct impact on the fate of the immigration bill now being debated in Congress," Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said.
"These disclosures further confirm the fact that the Obama administration cannot be trusted to protect our borders or enforce our immigration laws. And the coordination with a foreign government to attack the policies of an American state is contemptible."
There are an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. The president and a bipartisan group of eight U.S. Senators are attempting to pass a legislation that would put most of the immigrants on a path to legal residency.