Skip to comments.Trump Administration to Deny Green Cards to Legal Immigrants Who Draw From Social Programs
Posted on 08/12/2019 7:32:36 AM PDT by oblomov
WASHINGTONImmigrants legally in the U.S. will be ineligible for green cards if they use any of an array of social programs, and prospective immigrants will be barred from entry if they cant convince a consular officer that they will never use such programs, as part of a final rule published by the Trump administration.
The rule, issued by the Department of Homeland Security, is one of the most ambitious and sweeping elements of the Trump administrations immigration policy, according to administration officials as well as immigrant-rights advocates opposed to the change.
The administration was all but guaranteeing fresh criticism from immigration groups for opting to push ahead in the wake of shootings in El Paso, Texas, that were apparently motivated by anti-immigrant animus. Similar sentiments were expressed after Immigration and Customs Enforcement carried out raids on food processing plants in Mississippi last week.
The rule change tightens the definition of who is likely to become a public charge under immigration law, a designation that prevents an immigrant from obtaining legal permanent residence, and which is also used by the Justice and State departments to determine which noncitizens can be removed from the country or prevented from ever entering.
Use or potential use of a benefits program such as Medicaid, housing assistance or food stamps could now disqualify an applicant, including around 900,000 immigrants currently in the U.S.
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We need to get Plyler v. Doe overturned. No guaranteed access to any public services, except for citizens.
As well they should.
Immigrants have always been expected to take care of themselves.
We cannot be the welfare state for the world.
Over under on Judge ruling: I got August 13
A friend of mine was listening to a conversation with an H1b and Social Security trying to figure out why his parents from India were not getting their Social Security checks.
I sired three daughters because that is the most I could afford. Meanwhile, back in the very late 80’s, my wife and I took in a green card carrying Mexican single woman with SIX kids to try to help her find a job. It took six weeks and when we found her a job, she worked for one day and quit because she couldn’t be with her kids.
We kicked her out.
Oh, and she was getting $1,100+ from welfare.
We got two things out of it:
1. My kids all got head lice.
2. I am very particular about whom I help now.
About time,. it’s outrageous this hasn’t been the policy all along. And actually, it has been, just not enforced by the last several presidents. God bless President Donald J. Trump!
You beat me to it. As perfectly sound and way overdue as a policy it is, it’ll be cast by the judge as discriminatory and a violation of the immigrant’s “constitutional rights” as enumerated in the welfare statutes. I gotta hope though that the WH does this kind of thing just to compile a list of who the activist judges out there are. Chump bait. Otherwise it makes no sense to announce these things—his EO’s are continually shot down.
Yeah, well ah, how that ICE sweep to round up a million who already have court orders to get out?
How about those who came here legally only to overstay their visa by years? Easy enough to round them up too.
How about making an impact where it counts?
This one case absolutely chased American families out of their own schools!
Many countries deny entry to people who can’t support themselves. Only democrats, who want to destroy this country, actively invite non-productive parasites to come to this country and take our money.
THANK YOU President Trump!
While we are at it, eliminate birthright citizenship to children whose mother is not a legal resident of the US. No more anchor babies and no more birth tourism for people on a temporary visa.
Well, if they ever had to return to their original countries after living the ‘good life’, maybe they’d be more proactive in changing the third world hell-hole they came from..
In 2014, 63 percent of households headed by a non-citizen reported that they used at least one welfare program, compared to 35 percent of native-headed households.
Welfare use drops to 58 percent for non-citizen households and 30 percent for native households if cash payments from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) are not counted as welfare. EITC recipients pay no federal income tax. Like other welfare, the EITC is a means-tested, anti-poverty program, but unlike other programs one has to work to receive it.
Compared to native households, non-citizen households have much higher use of food programs (45 percent vs. 21 percent for natives) and Medicaid (50 percent vs. 23 percent for natives).
Well the illegals/legals say they only want to come here to work so no need for welfare, you either make it or not like immigrants did years ago.
Perhaps another requirement would be a medical history and physician statement of good health and proper immunizations. Add to this application a required DNA sample and fingerprints. Suspend entry for 30 days while their medical records are verified. If any part of the application or provided documentation has been falsified, they should be permanently barred from entering United States. The added bonus would be that future attempts to enter the United States could be detected by fingerprint and or DNA.
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