The ongoing trend of illegal aliens managing to abuse the welfare system and collect food stamps shows no signs of slowing down. In the latest egregious example of abusing the system, an illegal alien who collected hundreds of thousands of dollars while running a massive drug ring also received $900 in government food stamps every month. The Florida native, who headed up the largest heroin operation in the history of Polk County, Florida, was arrested earlier this month along with several of his cohorts.
Despite “Gang of 8” amnesty leader Sen. Dick Durbin declaring that “undocumented immigrants can’t collect welfare,” real life examples continue to show otherwise. It was revealed earlier this month than an illegal alien with seven children had received food stamps, government subsidized housing and Social Security for the last 20 years. 50-year-old single mother Marita Nelson, who entered the U.S. by swimming across the Rio Grande river, receives $240 per month in food stamps, $700 per month in social security and free medications, among other benefits. She has not attempted to find work and shockingly encouraged others to do the same in a recent interview.
“When you really, really need it, call for help before it’s too late,” she told Fox News. Privately funded expert navigators are now popping up in huge numbers to help clients screw the system by applying for multiple federal aid programs at the same time, many of whom were recruited by the Obama administration. They are hoping to increase federal aid to Florida by $1 billion per year.