Trump’s decision to enforce rules that deny green cards to the welfare-dependant has Dems fired up

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In an effort to ensure that immigration serves America’s interests, rather than being a detriment, the Trump administration announced a new rule that would enforce an existing policy, which may deny green cards for immigrants who use public benefits.

As expected, the Democrat Party and their media allies, who use immigration as a wedge issue to stir anger in voters, are having a fit.

Acting Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli said on Monday in a press conference that consideration for green cards and residency in the United States will now be determined based on a person’s potential to be either self-sufficient or a “public charge,” which Cuccinelli described as “an individual who receives one or more public benefits.”

“Public charge is now defined in a way that ensures the law is meaningfully enforced,” he said.

Cuccinelli added, “President Trump’s administration is reinforcing the ideals of self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.”

Imagine that.

Although the U.S. is granting legal citizenship at a clip of 1 million annually, you can almost hear the stampede by open border advocates rushing the courts to file a legal protest.

The Associated Press wasted no time reporting that “low-income immigrants who are not citizens” use less public assistance than low-income native born Americans, though the analysis confirms that the immigrants do receive some taxpayer-funded benefits.

Leading the “Trump is a racist” charge was U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) with the presidential candidate telling CNN the effort is part of an “ongoing campaign of his to vilify a whole group of people.”

Beto O’Rourke, desperate to pump life into his dismal presidential campaign, was also quick to respond, attacking President Trump.

“Legal. Undocumented. Refugee. Asylum Seeker. The distinctions don’t matter to President Trump. If you’re an immigrant, he believes you have no place in this country — even though, for 243 years, immigrants have made America the greatest nation the world has ever known,” he tweeted.

Leave it to an Obama disciple, Andy Slavitt, the former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to say Trump hates poor people. And children.

“BREAKING: per new Trump regulation, immigrants must now choose between benefits they’re entitled to and a chance for a green card. Behind Trump, the people who hate the poor, and will make them choose between food and medicine today or their kids’ future, are in charge,” Slavitt tweeted.

The announcement also serves as fodder for the left’s anti-corporate class warfare narrative:

Suffice it to say, the reaction on the right is far different — but then, that’s where the rule of law calls home. As some on social media said, isn’t this the way immigration was always intended to work?

With a population of 320 million, and allowing nearly one million new citizens every year, have we not earned the right to ensure that immigration works for America?

Tom Tillison

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The longest-tenured writer at BizPac Review, Tom grew up in Maryland before moving to Central Florida as a young teen. It is in the Sunshine State that he honed both his passion for politics and his writing skills.
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