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CRUZ SEEKS TO PERMANENTLY BLOCK ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM ALL WELFARE
Breitbart ^ | May 8, 2013 | By Matthew Boyle

Posted on 05/08/2013 3:08:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) aims to block any illegal immigrant from ever receiving any state, local, or federal welfare or public benefits with a series of amendments to the immigration reform bill currently under review in the U.S. Senate.

Cruz has filed five amendments to the bill. The one currently marked “Cruz 2” on the Senate Judiciary Committee website (the amendments have not yet received official numbers) has a stated purpose to “provide that aliens who have entered or remained present in the United States while not in lawful status shall not be eligible for means-tested benefits.”

The amendment would insert language into the bill that specifically says no illegal immigrant who broke the law to enter or stay in the country “shall be eligible for any Federal, State, or local government means-tested benefit, nor shall such alien be eligible for any benefit under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pub. L. 111-148), regardless of the alien’s legal status at the time of application for such benefit.”

In short, without citizenship, even if America’s millions of illegal immigrants received temporary legalization or eventually green cards and permanent legalization, they could never be eligible for any public benefits or welfare, including Obamacare.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegalimmigration; illegalswelfare; immigration; tedcruz; tedcruzillegals
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1 posted on 05/08/2013 3:08:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Damn straight. No welfare for illegals.


2 posted on 05/08/2013 3:09:22 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Jim Robinson

One good man DOES make a difference.


3 posted on 05/08/2013 3:09:33 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Jim Robinson

I LOVE SENATOR TED CRUZ!


4 posted on 05/08/2013 3:09:36 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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This should be a stand alone bill. Enforce the law!!


5 posted on 05/08/2013 3:09:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

It’s pretty sad actually that only one member of Congress has his head screwed on straight.


6 posted on 05/08/2013 3:11:05 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Jim Robinson

Ted Cruz is a breath of fresh air, God Bless him!!!


7 posted on 05/08/2013 3:11:56 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Jim Robinson

The weak point in his plan is the Judiciary.


8 posted on 05/08/2013 3:12:03 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sen. Cruz gets it!

I hope his love for our country convinces others in D.C. to join him.


9 posted on 05/08/2013 3:12:26 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Jim Robinson

They will be on the road back to Mexico.


10 posted on 05/08/2013 3:14:01 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Jim Robinson

11 posted on 05/08/2013 3:14:49 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Jim Robinson

Giving illegal aliens welfare already violates a number of federal laws including those about giving aid to illegals.

Any new law would be ignored just the same.


12 posted on 05/08/2013 3:15:06 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: SpaceBar

Yes. Very very sad for the future of our country.


13 posted on 05/08/2013 3:15:27 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Jim Robinson

I liked the proposal that they could never acquire citizenship...meaning they cannot vote. THAT would make this whole thing FAIR!


14 posted on 05/08/2013 3:16:29 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Jim Robinson

Damn tootin’ And where is McConnell and the rest of the ‘GOP leadership’?? Crappin’ their britches to get through their next paycheck/election.

Pathetic. Unfort. I have Rubio, one of the 8 back-stabbers....no chance to bend his ear.


15 posted on 05/08/2013 3:16:32 PM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: Jim Robinson

This should be no problem. Rubio has assured us there will be no welfare for anyone legalized under his bill anyway.


16 posted on 05/08/2013 3:16:48 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jeff Chandler

Yup. You can bet your bottom dollar that as soon as they’re granted “legal status” with or without citizenship, then they’ll get all bennies and rights, including voting. The demoncrats (and McCain, et al) will demand it and the courts will push it through. Rubio is an idiot and traitor for crossing the aisle with this nation wrecking crap!


17 posted on 05/08/2013 3:18:45 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Shery

see my post 17 below.


18 posted on 05/08/2013 3:19:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hell yeah, no free lunch.


19 posted on 05/08/2013 3:19:46 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The concern I have with this stipulation is does it pave a path for Cruz to vote ‘yay’. If so, it would be a bad thing, as it potentially helps pass a bill that still has other unacceptable parts (ie, impenetrable southern border, anchor babies, etc). OTOH, if a “poison amendment” is found to kill the bill, that would be a good thing...


20 posted on 05/08/2013 3:19:48 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: i_robot73

” Damn tootin’ And where is McConnell and the rest of the ‘GOP leadership’??”

We HAVE no leadership!


21 posted on 05/08/2013 3:19:56 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Shery

er, above


22 posted on 05/08/2013 3:19:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

In a sane world, there could be no argument against this action.


23 posted on 05/08/2013 3:20:12 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: C210N

I think it’s a hill the bill amendment.


24 posted on 05/08/2013 3:20:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

kill the bill


25 posted on 05/08/2013 3:21:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I say BS! Then they whine and get it with the help of rat lawyers. Cruz is trying to please some and trying to con some. FUC!

Seems there is no elected official who respects America’s Law of the Land.


26 posted on 05/08/2013 3:21:25 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Travis McGee

When Aztlan secedes, who is going to send the welfare check? Mexico City?


27 posted on 05/08/2013 3:24:36 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: Jim Robinson
I'm proud to say Ted Cruz is my Senator from Texas and I voted for him. He is a great man.
28 posted on 05/08/2013 3:27:35 PM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (Hey Obama! It's all your fault now, you own it.)
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To: riri
In a sane world

A sane world would be w/o politicians/lying lawyers and a small gov't. And that same small gov't would follow Our Constitution. And in a sane world, a man's word is his honor. And in a sane world - people wouldn't deliberately do what they know is illegal!

29 posted on 05/08/2013 3:27:59 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh noes!

How are they gonna be able to call us raciss?


30 posted on 05/08/2013 3:30:06 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Jim Robinson

GO!! TED!! GO!!


31 posted on 05/08/2013 3:30:30 PM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Licensed-To-Carry

We could offer a one way ticket home. 30% of immigrants couldn’t hack it 100 years ago and returned to the old country. We ended up with the strong ones.


32 posted on 05/08/2013 3:30:38 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Jim Robinson

Finally, I have a Senator I can be proud of! I’m so pleased with Sen. Cruz on every issue, but especially this!


33 posted on 05/08/2013 3:32:49 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: Jim Robinson

Very liberal acquaintances of mine agree with Cruz on this.


34 posted on 05/08/2013 3:33:12 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: Jim Robinson

While that’s a great start, he should also add language to ban them from EVER being able to vote in elections.


35 posted on 05/08/2013 3:33:19 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thats pretty much the world standard (except for western Europe socialist countries). Japan, China, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, etc etc,,,
Almost anywhere you immigrate to has a minimum standard that you not become a burden to society.


36 posted on 05/08/2013 3:41:34 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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You don’t get it. Cruz has his amendments lined up to show every bit of lunacy in the bill. There is no chance these amendments will pass. I’m sure he knows that.


37 posted on 05/08/2013 3:41:46 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you Ted Cruz! MY senator! The only one left with any courage at all!


38 posted on 05/08/2013 3:42:23 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

That is a shock! Really...


39 posted on 05/08/2013 3:47:40 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Viennacon
Damn straight. No welfare for illegals.

And no free school, no free healthcare, NADA!

40 posted on 05/08/2013 3:51:11 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: LUV W; MinuteGal

Let illegals stay in country, no welfare, no citizenship. Ted Cruz rocks This will out the true intentions of the Dem Party. It’s not letting illegals stay in the country. It’s to add to the welfare rolls and to have them vote Dem. Will love to hear the Dems whining and saying how mean this is. All they want is the Dem votes from illegals becoming citizens one day. The illegals are a means to an end. Dems could care less about illegals other than in how they can help stack the Dem Party with more Dem votes. Period.


41 posted on 05/08/2013 3:51:15 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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I’m afraid I’d be even meaner than Ted. I want ‘em all sent back. I have ZERO sympathy for criminals and I consider every last one of ILLEGALS to be criminals. Sorry. I’m up to my eyeballs here with people with their hands out and who don’t even attempt to speak English.


42 posted on 05/08/2013 3:56:29 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Marcella

Good thing! Make coming to the USA a hard thing—not a gravy train. No Free Junk! Heck, Mexico wouldn’t do it for American Citizens (and I am OK with that) We must look after our own.


43 posted on 05/08/2013 4:00:29 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Jim Robinson

AND, charge them for any “free” services: Public school, school lunches, etc.


44 posted on 05/08/2013 4:01:41 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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There goes Ted being a bully again!

YEAH!

45 posted on 05/08/2013 4:02:49 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: LUV W
Thank you Ted Cruz! MY senator! The only one left with any courage at all!

I hope you don't mind but I'm going rustle Ted Cruz and claim him as my Senator. I'm stuck with Durbin and Kirk. Above all, thank everyone in Texas for sending him to the Senate.

46 posted on 05/08/2013 4:05:17 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: CodeToad

“Giving illegal aliens welfare already violates a number of federal laws including those about giving aid to illegals.”

Don’t get me wrong, it’s GREAT that he’s proposing the amendment, because it MAKES PEOPLE THINK.

But it will get killed by the Dems, thanks to Akin.

But even if included, as you say, it would just be ignored. I remember reading of a dialogue with a state Welfare Director. They asked him whether Illegals get Welfare - he said “No, that’s not permitted”. They asked whether they check to make sure recipients are legal, he also said NO.


47 posted on 05/08/2013 4:07:24 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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Please Freepmail me or reply here, if you’d like to be added to the Texas state ping list.

This is a low volume ping list – articles of high interest, importance, or needed activism only.


48 posted on 05/08/2013 4:08:35 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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I agree with Ted Cruz. But there will be a problem makes for two classes of citizens legal and illegal. the liberals will claim this is discriminatory. As a conservative i say if you are illegal you get nothing. Welfare was designed as a temporary solution not a permament class of people either. I can well remember Wisconsin when than Governor Tommy Thompson implemented welfare reform - the costs went done. Here in Michigan Governor Synder signed into law that welfare has a limit of 4 years (48 months) than the recipient is cut off. the exemption is people whom receive social security disability (medicaid and food stamps)


49 posted on 05/08/2013 4:19:35 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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That’s a good start. Anyone entering the country illegally should be permanently blocked from all welfare, from all paths to citizenship, and from all paths to legal status. Illegals should automatically be fingerprinted and photographed, and unless they file an immediate (30 day time limit) appeal of their classification as illegals should be permanently barred from any benefits or paths to benefits.


50 posted on 05/08/2013 4:20:47 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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