Skip to comments.CRUZ SEEKS TO PERMANENTLY BLOCK ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM ALL WELFARE
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 aliens legal status at the time of application for such benefit.
In short, without citizenship, even if Americas 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.
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Damn straight. No welfare for illegals.
One good man DOES make a difference.
I LOVE SENATOR TED CRUZ!
This should be a stand alone bill. Enforce the law!!
It’s pretty sad actually that only one member of Congress has his head screwed on straight.
Ted Cruz is a breath of fresh air, God Bless him!!!
The weak point in his plan is the Judiciary.
Sen. Cruz gets it!
I hope his love for our country convinces others in D.C. to join him.
They will be on the road back to Mexico.
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.
Yes. Very very sad for the future of our country.
I liked the proposal that they could never acquire citizenship...meaning they cannot vote. THAT would make this whole thing FAIR!
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.
This should be no problem. Rubio has assured us there will be no welfare for anyone legalized under his bill anyway.
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!
see my post 17 below.
Hell yeah, no free lunch.
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...
” Damn tootin And where is McConnell and the rest of the GOP leadership??”
We HAVE no leadership!
In a sane world, there could be no argument against this action.
I think it’s a hill the bill amendment.
kill the bill
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.
When Aztlan secedes, who is going to send the welfare check? Mexico City?
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!
How are they gonna be able to call us raciss?
GO!! TED!! GO!!
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.
Finally, I have a Senator I can be proud of! I’m so pleased with Sen. Cruz on every issue, but especially this!
Very liberal acquaintances of mine agree with Cruz on this.
While that’s a great start, he should also add language to ban them from EVER being able to vote in elections.
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.
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.
Thank you Ted Cruz! MY senator! The only one left with any courage at all!
That is a shock! Really...
And no free school, no free healthcare, NADA!
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.
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.
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.
AND, charge them for any “free” services: Public school, school lunches, etc.
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.
“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.
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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)
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.
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