My friend Tristan gave me the heads up about this (which I find utterly unbelievable):
Wow, there's some Christmas spirit showing. Read the rest of the Houston Chronicle's article by clicking here.
"They don't claim to know who's been naughty or nice, but some Houston charities are asking whether children are in the country legally before giving them toys.
In a year when more families than ever have asked for help, several programs providing Christmas gifts for needy children require at least one member of the household to be a U.S. citizen. Others ask for proof of income or rely on churches and schools to suggest recipients.
The Salvation Army and a charity affiliated with the Houston Fire Department are among those that consider immigration status, asking for birth certificates or Social Security cards for the children."
UPDATE: The Salvation Army has rescinded its policy, go to: http://www.americasvoiceonline.org/blog/entry/salvation_army_stops_checking_status_for_toys/