Former Kansas welfare worker says illegal immigrants abused the system

Mar 11, 2011 Full story: www.kansascity.com 88

A hearing on an Arizona-style immigration law drew impassioned testimony Thursday, including a statement from a former welfare worker who described “overwhelming” levels of fraud by illegal immigrants.

Lana Reed, who worked as a bilingual specialist for the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services in Overland Park from 2008 to 2010, urged lawmakers to adopt the bill targeting illegal immigration. She described a system overrun by illegal immigrants who used false Social Security numbers and other fraudulent documents to game the system.

“I witnessed overwhelming levels of fraud and corruption resulting in the waste of millions of taxpayer dollars,” Reed told the House Judiciary Committee. “Most of the fraud was conducted pursuant to policies of the SRS, which required employees to turn a blind eye to fraud and abuse.”

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illegalsgottago

Oklahoma City, OK

#1 Mar 11, 2011
Surprise surprise surprise...NOT...
an american

Tallahassee, FL

#2 Mar 11, 2011
And this is news? Are we suppose to be surprised? Well surprise,surprise, we know. AA

Since: May 08

Spokane, WA

#3 Mar 11, 2011
an american wrote:
And this is news? Are we suppose to be surprised? Well surprise,surprise, we know. AA
And are these employees, and thei rsupervisors, being proscuted for aiding and abetting fraud by illegal immigrants?
AmberDru

Columbus, OH

#4 Mar 11, 2011
With so many IDs,lying about working, and working for cash the it's easy to cheat the system.

The agencies who get paid to give out benefits don't want to stop it.
Down and Out

Columbus, OH

#5 Mar 11, 2011
Amber Dru - How true, the agencies who get paid to give out benefits don't want to stop it - why, because this justifies their jobs and their little empire despite the illegal activity that continues to take place.
As a law abinding tax payer it sure disgusts me that not only does my labor provide tax money for these illegal aliens, the people who dole out the tax momey could not care less about verification and confirmation that the taxes go to those who rightfully need it.
We are witness to an immense sham/scam conducted by the government and the law abiding tax paying public foots the bill for this shyte.
We have been, for all practical purposes, thrown under the bus.

Since: Feb 10

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#6 Mar 11, 2011
In my City that is all you see are Mexican Moms with 3 to 7 Babies on their side at the welfare office .

Since: Sep 09

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#7 Mar 12, 2011
Quirky - 2 wrote:
In my City that is all you see are Mexican Moms with 3 to 7 Babies on their side at the welfare office .
Quirky bet you would know that LOL! You and your ten kids get welfare LOL!

Since: Feb 10

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#8 Mar 14, 2011
Mexican Joe wrote:
<quoted text>Quirky bet you would know that LOL! You and your ten kids get welfare LOL!
Hit South Sucka !
Door King

Salina, KS

#9 Mar 14, 2011
Quirky - 2 wrote:
In my City that is all you see are Mexican Moms with 3 to 7 Babies on their side at the welfare office .
So what were you doing in the welfare office, or do you just go there to hit on Mexican women?
Telmark

Chico, CA

#10 Mar 14, 2011
Large numbers of HHS employees have been aiding and abetting illegal immigrant criminals for decades.

Please keep this in mind the next time "Dan the man/Oregon is disgusting/Johnny Boy Central Coast/Will/Davey/Chicago Guy/Rico in East LA/Barbara/Tex Mex and the rest of the pro-illegal immigrant criminal posters try to tell you that illegal immigrants can't or don't collect welfare.

BTW, do any of you still think that illegal immigrants can't or don't vote?
Amber Dru

Columbus, OH

#12 Mar 14, 2011
Obama's aunt was just the tip of the iceberg.
Frere is free

Santa Fe, NM

#13 Mar 14, 2011
This is kind of "water is wet" news, but it's disgusting nonetheless.@Telmark: No doubt illegals are voting - along with the dead, the infirm and others who never really made it to the polls. That's why Dems resist any attempt to implement any sort of voter ID system anywhere.

Since: Oct 09

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#14 Dec 28, 2011
NOT once in my life! This Native American knows respect comes when something is earned!

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#15 Dec 28, 2011
Mexican Joe wrote:
<quoted text>Quirky bet you would know that LOL! You and your ten kids get welfare LOL!
A person of character earns what they have, I did NOT receive welfare as I was capable to work!

Since: Aug 11

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#16 Dec 28, 2011
why else would an illegal alien get knocked up and come here, to beg,just as those who get knocked up after coming here.

this is not new.

even with legal immigrants, there is said to of been 200,000 new jobs this last year,we let in another 1 million legal immigrants, even if the new folks got all the 200,000 jobs the other 800,000 went right on welfare.
What

Omaha, NE

#17 Dec 28, 2011
WeimMom wrote:
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A person of character earns what they have, I did NOT receive welfare as I was capable to work!
Is this about YOU?

Since: Oct 09

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#18 Dec 30, 2011
What wrote:
<quoted text> Is this about YOU?
?? Is what about me? I am Cherokee, Native of Kansas and do NOT believe in Welfare fraud or abuse!

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#19 Dec 30, 2011
tomin cali wrote:
why else would an illegal alien get knocked up and come here, to beg,just as those who get knocked up after coming here.
this is not new.
even with legal immigrants, there is said to of been 200,000 new jobs this last year,we let in another 1 million legal immigrants, even if the new folks got all the 200,000 jobs the other 800,000 went right on welfare.
I have a family member who works at a major Medical Center in Houston, very pro immigrant, goes out of country working with Borders without Doctors. Even she has finally seen enough, not only do they know if they cross illegally to deliver their babies, they get welfare. They also know to sue if any little thing goes wrong, they totally milk the system.

Sad that so many millions of Americans do not care what the 'illegals' are doing to our country!

“RelaxEverythingW illBeAllright”

Since: Mar 11

Wichita, KS

#20 Dec 30, 2011
Kansas is a red state. Of course they make it easy for the employees of the corporate pirates.
FREE MARK WOODWORTH

Olathe, KS

#21 Jan 14, 2012
WeimMom wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a family member who works at a major Medical Center in Houston, very pro immigrant, goes out of country working with Borders without Doctors. Even she has finally seen enough, not only do they know if they cross illegally to deliver their babies, they get welfare. They also know to sue if any little thing goes wrong, they totally milk the system.
Sad that so many millions of Americans do not care what the 'illegals' are doing to our country!
where do you think they learned all this stuff?? from the americans doing it themselves lady get a life, don't you get a check from uncle same and free healthcare?? and a free education?

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