In a true sign that public assistance is a handout and not a hand-up, an illegal alien with seven children has been receiving food stamps, subsidized government 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, free medications and subsidized housing. 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.
This shocking abuse of public aid comes despite the fact that “Gang of 8” amnesty leader Dick Durbin confirmed that “undocumented immigrants are not eligible for public welfare programs.” It’s also unclear why she has been entitled to these handouts for so long because even for U.S. citizens, some of the government funding would have been removed after a few years at most.
But while Nelson is receiving this free money, it can be acknowledged that she isn’t living a comfortable life, as should be the case. Her $240 in food stamp money is nearly empty by the third week of the month typically, leaving her with less than $10 to feed seven children over the course of 10 days.