Skip to comments.Trump orders immigrant welfare crackdown, reimbursements
Posted on 05/23/2019 6:14:07 PM PDT by Oscar in Batangas
President Trump ordered federal agencies Thursday to begin enforcing existing federal rules against immigrants who end up on the public dole, telling the government to begin demanding the money be repaid by the immigrants sponsors.
The move is aimed at legal immigrants who are generally supposed to prove they are able to sustain themselves without becoming dependent on welfare assistance.
Mr. Trump, in his new directive, said a 1996 law on the subject is plenty tough, but the government has never actually followed through on what Congress wrote.
In cases where immigrants do get payments, he said the people who sponsored them and who were supposed to pledge they would be financially responsible should be asked to pony up
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LEGAL immigrants are supposed to come here with a sponsor.
The US taxpayer is NOT that sponsor
1996 law on the subject is plenty tough, but the government has never actually followed through on what Congress wrote.
We haven’t had a President that sided with the citizens and the rule of law in a long time.
Congress repeals law in 3 .... 2 ......
I wonder how many heads exploded after reading this article :)
Finally, there’s a real President in town.
It’s like having a mix of George Washington and John Gotti for President :)
He doesn’t back down from anybody for any reason.
I’d suspect a run to the 9th circus clownshow first...before the President turns it all constitutional on them
If people want to come to this country for a better life, they can come as long as they dont suck off the Govt tit..which is why these illegals come here, because they are promised everything, welfare, food stamps, health care, housing, etc etc all they have to do is vote Democrat
YES!! Time to cut off the tap for the free loading moochers.
And that stops dead with a veto if it makes it past the Senate.
Should have been done late January 2016.
Pfft, its d’ norm back in Canada. Once gubmint’ gets a sniff of you, the immigrant on welfare, your citizenship future status is in jeopardy AND your sponsor will be in deep trouble.
Before the Republican primaries started??
Looking at you, Catholic Charities.
And the diversity lottery immigrants?
demanding the money be repaid by the immigrants sponsors
TheI-864, I filled one out for my Wife to get her Green Card, so did Donald Trump for Melania!!!
I’m also fine with taxing the hell out of ALL monies being sent to countries like Meh-hee-co and central American s**thole countries where all of these illegal vermin come from. Start at 75% and go up from there. Take the incentive out of coming here in the first place. Damn leeches!
Put the beer and smokes down Jose and Maria...it’s time to pay us back.
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