Farm Bill Mandates Immigration Checks for Food Stamps

H.R. 2642 / Public Law 113-79, Agriculture Act of 2014, Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 649

TITLE IV--NUTRITION

Subtitle A--Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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SEC. 4015. MANDATING STATE IMMIGRATION VERIFICATION.

Section 11 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2020) is amended by striking subsection (p) and inserting the following:

``(p) State Verification Option.--In carrying out the supplemental nutrition assistance program, a State agency shall be required to use an immigration status verification system established under section 1137 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b-7), and an income and eligibility verification system, in accordance with standards set by the Secretary.''.

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7 USC 2020(p) before the above amendment:

United States Code. Title 7: AGRICULTURE. CHAPTER 51: SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

7 USC § 2020. Administration

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(p) State verification option
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in carrying out the supplemental nutrition assistance program, a State agency shall not be required to use an income and eligibility or an immigration status verification system established under section 1137 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b–7).

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