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  • Trump is clearly right: We don’t need new immigrants headed directly to welfare

    10/16/2019 5:43:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 15, 2019 | Betsy McCaughey
    President Trump’s key immigration rule change, to discourage immigrants from relying on public health programs, food stamps, housing assistance and other welfare, got derailed Friday by three federal judges. Their decisions, blocking Trump’s rule from going into effect, are wins for Democrats and immigration lobbyists. America’s poor are the losers. Our country needs to take care of our own needy first. Trump’s proposed rule would make it harder for immigrants who use welfare to qualify for green cards and give preference to those who fend for themselves. The rule would also require visa applicants to show they won’t use welfare...
  • Immigrants afraid of Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule are dropping food stamps, MediCal

    09/22/2019 11:16:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Cal Matters ^ | September 22, 2019 | Erica Hellerstein
    Last month, Yuri sat in her dining room in San Jose, turned on the T.V., and heard something that made her sit up straight and sent her mind racing. The Trump administration, the newscaster announced, had just published a new rule that could make it harder for immigrants to get a green card if they used, or were likely to use, public government benefits like food stamps or Medicaid. Yuri, who came to the United States from Michoacán, Mexico, was enrolled in CalFresh, California’s food stamp program, for her 7 children, who range in age from just over a month...
  • DHS: About 35K Minnesotans To Lose Food Stamps Under New Trump Administration Rules

    09/18/2019 9:34:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WCCO-TV ^ | September 18, 2019 | Pat Kessler
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands of Minnesotans could be kicked off food stamps under new Trump administration rules. State officials have until next week to file objections to the plan which will take food stamps away from almost two million low-income families nationwide. The new rules would disqualify tens of thousands of Minnesota families who earn more than $27,000 a year. The Trump administration says it could save $2.5 billion a year by ending food stamps in Minnesota for families earning up to $34,000 a year, requiring families be on welfare for at least six months — and testing their income...
  • Immigrants already dropping benefits ahead of new Trump rule, California counties say

    08/30/2019 6:42:09 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 25 replies
    CBS ^ | August 28, 2019 | Camilo Montoya-Galvez
    Two Democratic-led California counties asked a federal court on Wednesday to immediately block the Trump administration's so-called "public charge" regulation, saying fearful immigrants in their diverse communities are foregoing essential health and social benefits as a direct result of the rule's scheduled implementation in October... ...Santa Clara County health officer Sara Cody said many newcomers and immigrants in her community find it difficult to distinguish between the federal government and state and local governments. Because of this, she said staff in the different county-run programs have reported a "general fear" among immigrants who worry that using any benefits will jeopardize...
  • Bowling Alone: How Washington Has Helped Destroy American Civil Society and Family Life

    08/29/2019 12:55:37 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 54 replies ^ |
    Church attendance in the United States is at an all-time low, according to a Gallup poll released in April 2019. This decline has not been a steady one. Indeed, over the last 20 years, church attendance has fallen by 20 percent. This might not sound like cause for concern off the bat. And if you’re not a person of faith, you might rightly wonder why you would care about such a thing. Church attendance is simply a measure of something deeper: social cohesion. It is our position that civil society – those elements of society which exist independently of big...
  • Families shielded from deportations due to medical issues told to leave US in 33 days

    08/29/2019 12:29:50 AM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 25 replies
    ABC via YAHOO ^ | August 28, 2019 | QUINN OWEN
    The Trump administration has started denying pleas by non-citizens who are trying to extend their time in the U.S. in order to treat severe medical conditions. Letters issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and obtained by ABC News, tell people applying for medical relief that agency offices, "no longer consider deferred action requests," except for members of the military.
  • Open Borders: The Final Stage of Insanity

    08/14/2019 2:33:27 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 16 replies
    Daily Dose of Reason ^ | August 13, 2019 | Michael J. Hurd
    Having an open border combined with a welfare state is crazy. It’s like having a really nice house with really nice things inside, and then telling people, “It’s all yours. Come on in any time you want. Take whatever you wish”. What do you think would happen? It’s stupid not to have locks on your doors. But it’s even more stupid to treat all your things as if they all belong to others. Yet that’s pretty much what we’re doing now in America, or at least we WILL be doing if the leftists, Democrats and RINO types get their way....
  • California counties file first lawsuit over Trump 'public charge' rule

    08/13/2019 12:52:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/19 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Two California counties on Tuesday filed the first lawsuit against the Trump administration's new "public charge" rule that allows the government to deny entry or green cards to immigrants based on their use of public programs like food stamps and Medicaid. Representatives for Santa Clara County and San Francisco filed the suit seeking a temporary injunction in the District Court for the Northern District of California. The counties allege the rule change hurts "critical public health and safety-net systems, is arbitrary and capricious, flouts federal law, and seeks to usurp Congress’ authority by administratively repealing its longstanding family-based immigration system."...
  • Immigration Chief Ken Cuccinelli: 'Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor Who Can Stand On Their Own 2 Feet'

    08/13/2019 9:57:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/13/2019 | Sasha Ingber
    "Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge," Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said Tuesday, twisting Emma Lazarus' famous words on a bronze plaque at the Statue of Liberty. Cuccinelli was speaking to NPR's Rachel Martin about a new regulation he announced Monday that targets legal immigration. The rule denies green cards and visas to immigrants if they use — or are deemed likely to need — federal, state and local government benefits including food stamps, housing vouchers and...
  • Trump Ending Welfare-Dependent Immigration, Saving Taxpayers Billions

    08/12/2019 9:10:52 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Aug 2019 | JOHN BINDER
    President Trump is set to save American taxpayers billions of dollars as his administration announces a new rule on Monday that will essentially ban welfare-dependent legal immigrants from permanently resettling in the United States. A new regulation set to be published by the Trump administration will ensure that legal immigrants would be less likely to secure a permanent residency in the U.S. if they have used any forms of welfare in the past, including using subsidized healthcare services, food stamps, and public housing. The regulation will be a boon for American taxpayers in the form of an annual $57.4 billion...
  • Trump Administration to Deny Green Cards to Legal Immigrants Who Draw From Social Programs

    08/12/2019 7:32:36 AM PDT · by oblomov · 79 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12 Aug 2019 | Louise Radnofsky and Andrew Restuccia
    WASHINGTON—Immigrants 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 can’t 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 administration’s 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...
  • Sometimes Helping People Is the Worst Thing You Can Do

    08/03/2019 4:21:44 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 19 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research ^ | August 1, 2019 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    At the charming Hudson train station in New York, volunteers sell small cups of coffee for $1. The idea is to raise money for the children’s charity in town. They only accept cash. Not everyone carries cash. “Do you ever just let people have coffee on the promise that they will pay you later?” I ask. “Yes, and most do, but some people do not,” says the cashier. “We figure out who is who. When someone is taking advantage of our generosity, we say, ‘You may not have a cup of coffee. Next time bring cash.’ They figure it out...
  • DC judge mandates a right to Medicaid for able-bodied adults without work requirements

    07/31/2019 11:30:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Conservative Review. ^ | July 30, 2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    Republicans have failed to promote a single conservative fiscal reform to even tweak the growing welfare state, despite their promise to fight for welfare work requirements. But at least Republicans at a state level are promoting conservatism, right? Well, not if the courts are crowned king of the republic. Courts have become the final arbiter of cultural issues and now even border and national security issues. Thus, it was only a matter of time before they ventured into fiscal/economic issues. Recently, several states have been conditioning Medicaid eligibility upon work requirements. Arkansas, Kentucky, and New Hampshire got a waiver from...
  • White House proposed new rule will cut 3.1M people from food stamp program

    07/23/2019 8:46:22 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 60 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 23, 2019 | Victor Rantala
    According to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials, the Trump administration will propose a rule Tuesday to reduce unwarranted access to food stamps, removing 3.1 million from the program and saving taxpayers $2.5 billion. President Trump has argued that many Americans now using SNAP are not in need, given the strong economy and low unemployment. Recommended changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would limit access to food stamps for households with savings and other assets. The goal is to end automatic eligibility for those already collecting other federal and state assistance. According to Reuters, the residents of 43...
  • Trump administration pursues rule that would remove 3.1 mln people from food stamps

    07/22/2019 11:35:58 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 70 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | July 22, 2019 | Tom Polansek
    The Trump administration on Tuesday will propose a rule to tighten food stamp restrictions that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials said. Currently, 43 U.S. states allow residents to automatically become eligible for food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, if they receive benefits from another federal program known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, according to the USDA. But the agency wants to require people who receive TANF benefits to pass a review of their income and assets to determine whether they are eligible...
  • Tentative Federal Budget Would Raise Spending by $320 Billion

    07/22/2019 12:02:54 PM PDT · by Theoria · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 22 July 2019 | Emily Cochrane and Alan Rappeport
    White House officials and congressional lawmakers are nearing a deal that would boost government spending levels over the next two years and raise the federal borrowing limit. If passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, it would avert a default crisis this fall and avoid automatic spending cuts next year. The agreement would raise spending by $320 billion, compared to the strict spending levels established in the 2011 Budget Control Act and set to go into effect next year without legislative action, according to three people familiar with the negotiations who requested anonymity to discuss the unfinished deal. The...
  • Dems Test Arguments Against Trump Economy [semi-satire]

    07/12/2019 11:55:58 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 July 2019 | John Semmens
    Historically, economic prosperity has carried incumbent presidents to reelection. After two-and-a-half years of the Trump Administration the US economy appears very prosperous. GDP is expanding at a rate that former President Obama insisted would never be seen again. Stock prices are reaching record highs. Unemployment is at historic lows. Wages are rising. The task of Democrats seeking to persuade voters to unseat Trump would seem to be daunting. Nevertheless, several of them are trying out arguments against the Trump economic gains. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass) played the envy card, pointing out that "a 3% gain on a billion dollar income...
  • California becomes 1st state to give taxpayer-funded health benefits to illegal immigrant

    07/09/2019 9:38:43 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 71 replies
    Fox ^ | 7-9-2019 | Frank Miles
    Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., signed a bill into law on Tuesday making young illegal immigrants eligible for the Medicaid program in California, making it the first state to offer such taxpayer-funded health benefits to low-income adults age 25 and younger regardless of their immigration status. State officials said they expected the plan to cover about 90,000 people and cost taxpayers $98 million. California already covered children 18 and younger regardless of immigration status. The law will not give health insurance benefits to everyone 25 and younger, but only those whose income is low enough to qualify.
  • SWAT team responds to woman with gun at El Paso Health and Human Services building

    07/03/2019 12:20:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 8 replies
    kfox14 ^ | July 3, 2019 | Portia Baudisch
    El Paso police and its SWAT team are responding to a woman armed with a gun inside the El Paso Health and Human Services Commission at 5150 El Paso Drive in south central El Paso. Enrique Carrillo with El Paso police said a woman entered the building armed with a handgun, confronted security and employees and made demands. Carrillo said employees were evacuated from the building and no injuries have been reported. The woman is confined to an office and is alone, according to Carrillo. There is no word at this time on what the woman's demands were. Carrillo said...
  • Supreme Court to hear cases over ACA risk-corridor funds

    06/25/2019 5:07:57 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 22 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | 6-24-19 | Shelby Livingston
    The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it will take up cases over whether the federal government must pay billions of dollars to health insurers that sold coverage on the Affordable Care Act exchanges. The Supreme Court will consider whether the government had an obligation to pay private health insurers under the so-called "risk corridor" program that was meant to offset insurer losses in the early years of the ACA exchanges. That three-year program has ended, but health insurers argue the HHS owes them more than $12 billion in unpaid funds. The Supreme Court will hear three consolidated cases during...