After Sandy, Mexican government helps illegal aliens get U.S. benefits (food stamps, FEMA)

Claudia Torrens of the Associated Press offers "Immigrants struggle to cope in Sandy's aftermath" ( ). It starts with an acknowledgment that the "immigrants" in the title are in fact actually illegal aliens [1], then - merely as an aside - mentions this:

Officials from the Mexican government have visited shelters in New York and New Jersey looking for immigrants to help, informing them on how to obtain food stamps, financial assistance from FEMA or the Mexican government.

As discussed in hundreds of posts on the Mexican government page, they don't miss a trick: lobbying and working with various government entities and non-profits in order to enable illegal immigration from Mexico to the U.S. For the elites of Mexico, it's a sweet deal: they can send those they don't want to take care of north and get the billions of dollars in remittances back. Here in the U.S., that sweet deal for them is enabled by our own elites, including crooked politicians and crooked businesses.

The better solution would be for Mexico to take their people back, not to seek to take benefits that could go to struggling Americans but instead go to foreign citizens here illegally.

[1] The first two sentences of the article make clear she's discussing illegal aliens:

Superstorm Sandy plunged some immigrants living illegally in the U.S. into darkness and even deeper into the shadows. Some of those who need help to get temporary housing and food are afraid to come forward because they risk deportation.