Welcome to the USA, here’s your free Obamacare

statue of libertyWelcometoUSA.gov, the website that spoon-feeds all the information new immigrants need to become dependent on government financial assistance, will now be even easier to navigate, complete with new information on the Affordable Care Act. Yay.

In the November post, “Welcome to the USA, here’s your check,” I wrote, “While not surprising, it’s infuriating to see the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services promoting government benefits (read: welfare) to new immigrants.”

The website has a “Government Benefits” tab at the top, and along with links to “all available federal benefit programs” like Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps, the site used to say:

Depending on your immigration status, length of time in the United States, and income, you may be eligible for some federal benefit programs. Government assistance programs can be critically important to the well-being of some immigrants and their families. Frequently, however, there is a lack of information about how to access such benefits. Benefit programs can be complicated and you may be given misleading information about how they operate.

The immigration agency’s spokesman, Chris Bentley, told The Daily Caller it was working to make the website easier for its “audience” to use and understand. So the “Government Benefits” page now simply reads, “Depending on your immigration status, length of time in the United States, and income, you may be eligible for some federal benefit programs.”

Bentley said there would soon be a section explaining Obamacare to new immigrants, too.

In November, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., issued a statement calling for Homeland Security to “remove any sections of its website, and any portions of its materials for new arrivals, that promote or encourage welfare reliance.”

When Sessions heard that the site would now include a section on health care, he told the Daily Caller:

The administration’s determination to place immigrants on federal assistance, including the President’s health law, will add trillions to the cost of any amnesty. It is wrong and unfair to ask Americans to pay higher taxes and bear more debt in order to provide free benefits to legal and illegal immigrants. Such a policy weakens growth and undermines the core legal and economic principle of immigration – that you should be able to establish before you come here that you are financially self-sufficient.

According to the article, the agency said work on the website had been “an ongoing project.” But what perfect timing with President Obama’s new immigration reform on the table, don’t you think?

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  • seazen

    OMG! What an important, incisive bit of investigative journalism. Immigrants should be kept in the dark about their rights and our government's programs that help them to become good citizens. It should be written in code and buried in the desert somewhere. Glad this travesty was revealed!!

    • Ladyliberty

      Sleazen, ILLEGAL ALIENS are not entitled to ANY programs. THYE ARE ILLEGAL. As I have said before, you need another digit on your IQ.

  • RUSerious

    When will these fear mongering propaganda promoters realize this is how you lost the election by insulting the intelligence of the American people. This does not attract votes.

  • rifraffe

    Why can't those like seazen and ruserious – who probably pay no taxes whatsoever- have at least a bit of compassion for those of us who do? Aren't you at all concerned, you lib-tard marxists who pollute these pages with your moronic drivel, that there might be an end at some point to all the free stuff you keep giving away to undeserving illegals and other obama voters? The republicans didn't lose the election because they didn't behave like democrats..Republicans simply underestimated the power of those who vote for a living, of those who don't pay into the system but insist on taking out of the system as much as they can. The gravy train will end as every public trough eventually will run dry. Once the majority realizes it can vote itself free stuff, the system quickly morphs into socialism and then something worse. When chaos reigns, as we see in the streets of Athens and Cairo and throughout the world, we will be happy to vote for a strong armed leader who will manage the food lines for everybody. That will really make the liberals ecstatic. No more freedom. No more liberty. No more rich people. No more democracy. No more America.

    • seazen

      Hate much? I guarantee you that I pay more taxes than you do and I certainly have less fear and hate in my heart. This county was founded by and for immigrants – not for any special class. We also dedicated ourselves to the "common good". Look it up. It is not all about you.