Convenient, huh? The Mexican Consulate is right next door to the welfare office. That way, Mexican immigrants can arrange to get free money in one place, and arrange to have that money sent to mexico in the other. Very convenient indeed. Leave it to Los Angeles to make it as easy as possible for Mestizo immigrants.
As to the phones, in California, anyone who is receiving any government benefit whatsoever - even immigrants - are entitled to a free phone. Not just a cell phone, but a free smart phone with free service and three gigs of data a month. Any more will cost them a little money. I have no idea how much, but it's probably less than T Mobile or Verizon.
Is it any wonder why they all want to come to America? If we want to deal with mass immigration, the first thing to do - even before sealing the borders - is take away all the magnets that attract them.
Without all the freebies, many immigrants would stay home.