The White House is considering regulation that would make it easier to deport low-income immigrants who depend long-term on U.S. welfare benefits such as food stamps, public-housing vouchers, and various Medicaid benefits.
The Department of Justice has drafted a new regulation that would reverse longstanding policy that basically requires U.S. taxpayers to subsidize large numbers of immigrants that are burdening the American public-assistance programs.
Keep in mind that these programs were designed to benefit Americans who pay into the system.
Welfare was meant to help underprivileged Americans
Reuters reported that the plan is in its early stages and may never become official policy. As it is, the U.S. government has never enforced its policy of deporting green card holders who continue to rely on public assistance for years after they come here.
“Permanent legal residents — also known as green card holders — who are dependent on the government for assistance and determined to be a “public charge” are already subject to deportation. However, in reality, few are ever actually deported.
U.S. laws technically allow for the removal of legal residents who are deemed “public charges” within the first five years of their admission if their reason for seeking benefits predated their entry into the U.S. However…deportation for this reason almost never happens.”
Trump wants to limit mass influx of low-skilled immigrants
This proposal is part of President Donald Trump’s efforts to curb the mass influx of low-skilled immigrants in favor of high-skilled immigrants who can help the U.S. economy instead of burden it.
As BizPac Review reported, food stamp dependency exploded under Barack Obama, and has decreased under President Trump, whose booming economy has resulted in record-low unemployment for blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and women.
In 2017, liberals got triggered after President Trump said he was considering restricting welfare programs for immigrants (both legal and illegal).
This makes sense when you consider that Europe is buckling under a massive financial crisis due to its open-borders refugee policy. In Germany, 99% of Middle-Eastern migrants are still unemployed more than a year after arriving in the country.
According to the Express, more than 75% of will still be unemployed five years after arriving in the country. This makes them and their large families permanent welfare dependents that will leech off German taxpayers for the rest of their lives.
It’s unclear if Trump will sign such an order, but the scuttlebutt already has leftists up in arms, who whine that “millions of Americans could go hungry” if the order goes forward.
“He would literally be taking food out of the mouths of babes,” Kevin Appleby of the Center for Migration Studies told the Washington Post.
Immigrant households burden U.S. welfare system
According to the Center for Immigrant Studies, more than 50% of immigrant households depend on some type of welfare such as food stamps, housing assistance, Medicaid and school lunches.
In contrast, just 30% of native-led households collect welfare. Those numbers soar for households with children, with 76% of immigrant households receiving welfare.
Welfare was launched during the Great Depression to help single mothers and widows with children, but has since devolved into a long-term financial crutch that is widely abused by many different groups.
Welfare has been become a long-term lifestyle for some
Welfare was meant to provide temporary financial aid to needy Americans, but has since become a lifelong compensation scheme that encourages dependence and unemployment.
Leftists repeatedly point to the Statue of Liberty quote “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” to buttress their misguided notion that the U.S. is obligated to admit anyone who wants to come here.
But that poem was written long before the United States had a $22 trillion debt and an illegal immigration crisis.
Think about it this way: When you host a dinner party, do you invite guests who will get along with your other guests? Or do you let in any random derelict off the street who will panhandle your family and friends or threaten to kill them?
A Somali refugee family of 14 collect welfare in Maine! 98% of ALL refugees 100% on Gov dole!
— Lori Hendry (@Lrihendry) February 5, 2017
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