Trump's New Plan Will Have Dems Barking Mad, Goodbye Illegal Voters!
President Trump has bold new plans to fix the immigration problem by removing the people who come to the U.S. to live off of taxpayers benefits. Some of these people are legal immigrants known as 'green card holders' and may experience temporary deportation while others could be removed more permanently saving the taxpayers the burden of paying their way.
This is a swift kick to Dems like Nancy Pelosi, who use low income-no-income immigrants to get votes.
Reuters reported that U.S. law allows for the deportation of immigrants who have become “public charges” within five years of admission if their reason for seeking help preceded their entry to the United States - for example, if they had a chronic health condition that was not disclosed.
But due to a 1948 ruling, the deportation of immigrants for using public benefits has been strictly limited to cases in which the government has demanded payment for public services, and the person has failed to pay. Immigration lawyers said they have rarely if ever heard of someone being deported for using public benefits.
The draft rule indicates the government would override that precedent to allow for deportation of some permanent residents who have used certain public benefits within five years of admission.
For the plan to go into effect, it would be subject to public comment, after which it could be revised. Attorney General William Barr would then have to sign off on it.
The public benefits in question include Supplemental Security Income (SSI), given to disabled and older people; the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps; Section 8 housing vouchers; many Medicaid benefits; and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), a cash assistance program.
Critics are upset, mainly Democrats, calling Trump's idea 'too harsh'. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments below.