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Welfare: Free UNREGULATED Benefits

The Six Major U.S. Welfare Programs

TANF is the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. It provides income to over 2.8 million recipients.

On average, a three-person family receives over $576 a month in 2018. (Source: "

The government should provide jobs instead of welfare payments. 

Medicaid paid for alien and American  health care for 74.9 million low-income recipients  in 2017. (source: 

The Affordable Care Act increased Medicaid coverage by 28 percent. 

Child's Health Insurance Program. In addition to Medicaid, six million children received additional benefits from CHIP.

Food Stamps is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It gives food vouchers to 47.6 million aliens and Americans or 23 million households. They receive $504 a month on average. (Source:

There's an additional food stamp program for nursing mothers and young children. The Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children provides food or vouchers, education, and referrals to help feed pregnant women and children up to age six. In 2017, 7.7 million people received WIC each month.

Earned Income Tax Credit is a tax credit for families with at least one child.

Unfortunately, nearly one-fourth of the payments are in error. An unknown amount is fraud.(Source: "EITC," Internal Revenue Service.)

Housing Assistance is provided by 1.2 million units of public housing. The Housing Choice Voucher Program gives certificates to rent approved units.

Orange County, applicants can rent up to a $2,000 monthly residence. (Source:

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides energy assistance and weatherization programs. It provides $3.4 billion in block grants to the states. For more, see LIHEAP.

Source: The Balance, Welfare Programs

No Verification of Identification needed for Welfare Benefits

When a federal agency designates a program as a federal public benefit foreclosed to not-qualified immigrants, the law requires the state or local agency to verify the immigration and citizenship status of all program applicants.

However, many federal agencies have not specified which of their programs provide federal public benefits. Until they do so, state and local agencies that administer the programs are not obligated to verify the immigration status of people who apply for them. 

Illegal immigrant families received nearly $1.3 billion in Los Angeles County welfare money during 2015 and 2016, nearly one-​quarter of the amount spent on the county’s entire needy population, according to data obtained by Fox News.


Besides the gross misuse of welfare benefits, recipients are not meeting their expected work requirements.  Out of a sample of 310 welfare cases, only five individuals participated in activities that moved their family toward self-sufficiency, according to a California Department of Social Services’s study in March 2011.   Only 60 of the 310 cases participated in countable work activities.

There is no mention of illegal aliens working, and not declaring income or taxes to reduce the welfare payouts, or any mention of single families using multiple names to receive multiple welfare benefits.


Rather than increase the number of welfare fraud investigations, it appears as if the Department of Social Services has failed to use new fraud detection measures and ensure that the taxpayers’ dollars are not going to waste.


Unauthorized immigrants are ineligible for most major federally-funded safety net programs. Source:

Title IV of the act, subheaded "restricting welfare and public benefits for aliens," states that "aliens who are not qualified aliens" are ineligible for "federal public benefits" and for "state and local public benefits." The act defines qualified aliens as people with certain legal documented immigration status, meaning unauthorized immigrants are not eligible.

In Brief: California is self regulated in the  administration of federal welfare benefits.  No I D is required, and it is fully sourced up above.

Source: National Immigration Law Firm

Fraud Investigations for Welfare Crimes

Simply put, welfare fraud occurs when an individual uses fraudulent means to receive public assistance benefits to which they were not entitled.  

The legal cite for welfare fraud can be found at 62 P.S. §481 and states that welfare fraud occurs when an individual:

Willfully makes a false statement or misrepresentation about their circumstances or fails to disclose a material fact regarding  their eligibility status; 

Secures or attempts to secure public assistance or aids or abets another person receiving public assistance; and 

Has knowledge of the fraudulent act. 

California is a sanctuary state that uses no I.D, in the issuance of welfare, unless you voluntary provide the I.D.

I hhad ot get this federal information from an out of state entity, becasue I could not find this on a California stite.


Fraud is easy for a professional to detect.  A simple cross check of multiple public data bases is easy for a professional fraud investigator to use to gather probable cause to further an investigation.


A simple cross check involving California State Agency data bases, data bases involving credit reporting agencies, and other data providing agencies, will give the probable casue to further an investigation.

There must be some factual basis for a referral to the special investigations unit (SIU). [MPP § 20-004.1.] The CalFresh office must check into the facts before it accuses a person of fraud. [7 C.F.R. § 273.16(a)(1); MPP § 20-300.21.] The CalFresh office will send investigators out to a person’s home. When the home visit is combined with proper notice, the search is reasonable unless the CalFresh recipient did not voluntarily consent. [See, e.g., Schneckloth v. Bustamonte, 412 U.S. 218 (1973); but see also, S.L. v. Whitburn, 67 F.3d 1299 (7th Cir. 1995) (Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures did not prohibit county’s home visit and collateral contact verification procedures).]

California refuses to cooperate with federal agencies in investigating illegal aliens and certain other alien residence that are possibly committing these crimes.

These fraud investigators will talk to neighbors, children or anyone else that happens to be around. The office will also gather other computer records and compare them against what the household has reported. In addition, the county will bring people into the welfare office and interrogate them. (See the note, below, for a related discussion about how “interviews” by fraud investigators may implicate “Miranda” rights due to investigatory coercion).

There is a strong policy that counties cannot refer cases for criminal prosecution or administrative action without meeting the standard for referral, namely, “clear and convincing” evidence of fraud. [7 C.F.R. § 273.16(a)(1); MPP § 20-300.21.]


California is a sanctuary state, there is little belief that aliens will be removed from the welfare system.

DACA and Dreamer education

How many DACA recipients are in California and how many are students?

In California, 242,339 people have received DACA status between 2012 and March, 2017, according to the Migration Policy Institute. Officials estimate that 72,300 undocumented students are enrolled at the state’s public colleges and universities (60,000 at community colleges, 8,300 at Cal State and 4,000 at UC) and that half probably have DACA protection now. Nationwide, about 800,000 people have received DACA status.

source: Democratic leaders took another step to support “Dreamers” by pledging $30 million for legal services and financial aid to help undocumented young people threatened with deportation by the Trump administration.

Gov. Jerry Brown, State Sen. President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) agreed to spend an additional $20 million on immigration legal services and $10 million on college financial aid for young people in California protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

More than 200,000 of the country’s 800,000 DACA recipients live in California  the largest group in the country. The state’s public colleges and universities don’t track students’ immigration status, but officials estimate that many of the 72,300 undocumented students enrolled in the University of California, California State University and community college system are DACA recipients.


About 6 in 10 undocumented immigrants in the United States live in one of 20 metro areas, with three regions in Southern California combining to make up the largest cluster of people living in the country illegally, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

The study also shows that a big swath of the nation’s undocumented population lives in communities that voted against President Donald Trump in the past election. That could minimize the political fallout for the White House as it moves to implement some of the president’s hard-line immigration agenda.


Nearly one in ten California workers is an undocumented immigrant.

California’s labor force includes about 1.75 million undocumented immigrants, according to the PRC. This is the second-highest statewide concentration of undocumented workers (9.0%) in the US after Nevada (10.4%). Undocumented immigrants work disproportionately in agriculture, construction, and manufacturing.




Over the last several weeks, I have personally spoken to at least 1,500 residence of Anaheim, Santa Ana and Orange about giving a path to legalization for undocumented aliens.  

A majority of these residence have said yes, to give a legal means to convert these individuals into legal residence.  

“There should be a way for [undocumented immigrants] to stay in the country legally, if certain requirements are met.” 

However, until the law changes, the Rule of Law must apply.  

Path to Citizenship

Over the last several weeks, I have personally spoken to at least 1,500 residence of Anaheim, Santa Ana and Orange about giving a path to legalization for undocumented aliens.  

A majority of these residence have said yes, to give a legal means to convert these individuals into legal residence.  

“There should be a way for [undocumented immigrants] to stay in the country legally, if certain requirements are met.” 

However, until the law changes, the Rule of Law must apply.