"first off illegals dont get any of these benifits"
"The Treasury Department reports that illegal immigrants filing tax returns using the Individual Tax Identification Number are receiving more than $1.5 billion each year from the federal government through the Child Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit. Many illegal immigrants are regularly accessing welfare benefits in the United States in different ways.1 They may do so through those state and local governments that do not verify citizenship or that accept false proof of citizenship. In many cases, they access welfare benefits through their citizen children born in the United States. Additionally, and this is the focus of this report, there are ways illegal immigrants can obtain a form of federal welfare that is available to income tax filers. Since a significant percentage of illegal immigrants have low incomes, work “off the books,” or work with false names and Social Security numbers, it is likely that many report little or no income when applying for federal, state, or local benefits."
State to list documents immigrants need for benefit application in Georgia.
"Starting Jan. 1, state and local government agencies must require people who apply for benefits -- such as food stamps, housing assistance and business licenses -- to provide at least one "secure and verifiable" document."
"such documents may include state or federally issued documents or ones recognized by the federal government and that are “verifiable by federal or state law enforcement, intelligence, or homeland security agencies.” Consular matriculation cards or similar ID cards issued by foreign governments will not be accepted regardless of the person’s immigration status.
Government officials who violate this law can face up to 12 months in prison and up to $1,000 in fines." http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elec...