This statement is in response to proud American .According to CNN Money, undocumented immigrants are not entitled to public assistance. Application for these programs require proof of immigrant status. Legal immigrants are not eligible for public assistance until they have resided in this country for 5 years or more. However, the babies and children of undocumented immigrants could be eligible for certain programs through the WIC program. (Politifacts). Please remember that not everyone in this world is lined up to immigrate to this country.