"A new debate swirling around Kansas, though, isn’t about Pedro. It’s
about two of his three children. They were born here, and one day they
will have driver’s licenses and the right to vote, just like any other
U.S. citizen. Early last year, when they needed food assistance,
they got it. Pedro’s family received nearly $300 a month in food stamps.
Enough to buy milk, eggs and meat, fruit and yogurt. Now, they
get nothing. Neither do hundreds of other Kansas families who, like
Pedro’s, are a mix of undocumented immigrants and U.S. citizens. At
a time when Gov. Sam Brownback has vowed to reduce child poverty, the
Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services — a state agency
the governor controls — made a policy change that eliminated food
stamps for hundreds of low-income U.S. children whose parents are [unauthorized] immigrants. For more households, benefits were reduced." - Kansas City Star, Jan. 22, 2012.