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Pauken touts reform for welfare programs




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Texas Workforce Commissioner Tom Pauken supports Texas Sen. Jane Nelson’s Senate Bill 11, reform for welfare programs, such as unemployment or Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF, also known as “food stamps”).

“... fixing the loopholes that allow illegal immigrants and drug felons to collect welfare benefits in Texas should be a part of a reform legislative agenda in 2013,” Pauken said in a Nov. 13 editorial.

By law, illegal immigrants cannot collect Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF). But a child born to illegal immigrants is a U.S. citizen. Under the law, parents can apply for welfare in the name of their children and be in control of the money doled out by the government.

Normally, adult TANF recipients must participate in the state’s work program. Illegal immigrants are ineligible for employment in the United States, but they can get welfare for their kids without participating in work programs.

Similarly, people who commit drug felonies may receive cash on behalf of their children, though they may not receive it for themselves.

Pauken suggests prohibiting illegal immigrants and drug felons from collecting welfare on behalf of children, or putting a time limit on it.

He also said that workers laid off from an industry or firm where drug testing is commonplace should have to take a drug test to continue to receive unemployment benefits.
 

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