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Feds working to halt welfare-dependent immigration

Federal officials working at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency have stated that they’re now “actively working” to enforce President Trump’s recent memorandum which seeks to limit welfare-dependent legal immigration into the country.

In a memo released last week by the Acting Director of USCIS Ken Cuccinelli, he wrote that his staff would “develop and implement guidance” on the president’s memorandum signed in May which requires sponsors of legal immigrants to reimburse the American taxpayer for welfare benefits.

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The signing of this order by President Trump will enforce already existing legislation that was signed into law in 1996 by then-President Bill Clinton known as the “Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act” and “Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act”.

“We continue to advance the President’s directive to enforce the public charge ground of inadmissibility, which seeks to ensure that immigrants are self-sufficient and rely on their own capabilities and the resources of their families, their sponsors, and private organizations rather than public resources, “ Ken Cuccinelli wrote.

The primary function of the order demands that a family member or financial backer of a legal immigrant who’s seeking permanent residence in the United States has the responsibility to repay any and all welfare costs incurred by the American taxpayer as a result of the immigrant.

For instance, if an immigrant holding a green card has used $25,000 in Section 8 housing benefits while living in the U.S. when a family member sponsors their visa, that family member will be informed of the legal immigrant’s welfare costs to American taxpayers and be required to pay the amount back.

In the case that the sponsor the legal immigrant fails to pay back the welfare costs, the money will be taken out of the sponsor’s taxes for that year by the Treasury Offset Program.

Federal officials implementation and enforcement of this order would start in September.

The secondary function of the order seeks to ensure that the income of a sponsor to a legal immigrant is considered when the state decides to provide a legal immigrant with federal welfare funds or not.

As of today, only the income of the legal immigrant alone is taken into consideration by federal agencies when the foreign national is applying for welfare benefits. Under the 1996 legislation put originally put forth by the Clinton administration, the Trump administration will make sure that the income of the legal immigrant and their sponsor are examined before the government decides on whether or not it’s going to dispense welfare benefits.

The same order also looks to bar illegal immigrants from taking public welfare benefits on the American taxpayers’ dime.

Controls on legal immigration that would impede foreign nationals who’re welfare dependent from permanently staying in the country would be a blessing for U.S. taxpayers in the form of a yearly $57.4 billion tax cut. $57.4 billion is precisely the amount taxpayers spend each year on welfare costs, crime, and the education costs associated with the mass importation of 1.2 million new legal immigrants.

Last fall, a study carried out by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) found that foreign nationals who’ve entered into the U.S. use about 57 percent more food stamps than the average native-born American household. The same study also found that immigrant households use 44 percent more in Medicaid dollars than American citizen households and 33 percent more cash welfare.

27 comments

  1. Allen Morgan

    That is truly good news! Trump is restoring America! Sanity is being returned to government. Taxpayers and law abiding sound-minded citizens are rejoicing!

  2. THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED 10 YEARS AGO, JUST THINK WHAT A RELIEF TO AMERICAN TAX PAYERS THAT HAVE TO SUPPORT THESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAVE BEEN LIVING LIKE KINGS AND QUEENS WITH EVERY THING FURNISHED FREE OF C HARGE

  3. Mary McKenzie

    It is about time! Give the benifits to AMERICANS! In miami they cash in the stamps @ their stores & send money back to whereever. They also get their Drs to give them scripts that their family members need. Out of the USA. I remember a politician in Miami said… we use your laws against you…./ sound familar?

  4. Marie

    Illegals in our country are not entitled to any benefits that would take away benefits of Americans. If they cannot be here legally deport them. No social security numbers issued on any one that comes here illegally to have children. This must stop ASAP!

  5. Carol

    This is leadership! I hope the pufferfish liberals and court action doesn’t stop it! The 1996 welfare changes are law? There is precident ?!!!!

  6. Bob

    That savings and/or reimbursement would pay for the wall and so much more for our legal poor citizens and infrastructure and needed healthcare revisions and and and !

  7. Margo vega

    Love it . The Prophet and Genius Presd. Trump will take us (tax payers) out of BONDAGE!!! Alleluia Amen….from Margo Vega

  8. Peter

    Take care of our burdened taxpayers first and not some illegal who the democrats care more about than American citizens who are homeless, addicted or hungry.

  9. Darlene

    Seriously ABSURD!!!! Here … I work my ass off to pay for myself and my family … scrounging every dollar … worries of being unable to ever retire …. yet illegal aliens get MY TAX MONEY …. NEVER WORKED A DAY IN THIS COUNTRY YET QUALIFY FOR MONEY FOOD HEALTHCARE HOUSING … ITS SO INSANE THAT I CANT BELIEVE WE REALLY DO THIS!!!!!
    BETTER YET THESE ILLEGALS SEND WHAT EVER MONEY THEY MAKE HERE BACK TO THEIR REAL COUNTRY!!!!
    Crazy town
    WAKE UP AMERICA!!!
    I hope they actually do get the sponsors to pay ….. lol … with their entitlement money !
    Sign the checks back over …. sad

  10. Mary Murphy

    FINALLY!!! If these people can’t hold down jobs that will pay their way, and they don’t want to enter LEGALLY, they should be unceremoniously taken to the border of the country closest to their home country (mainly Mexico) and dumped! If that’s a problem, deduct the cost to reimburse the American Taxpayers from the so-called sponsors’ paychecks BEFORE the checks ever get to the workers! If they are totally ILLEGAL, take them into the middle of the country closest to their home country!! DO NOT hold them for trial because trials that taxpayers must pay for are ONLY good for CITIZENS!!

  11. Thank God! It is time for the U.S. Citizens to benefit from their taxes.

    I am sickened each time I see immigrants using their FREE resources at the
    Grocery Store, The Dr’s office, or the Hospital on our hard earned money!

  12. This is LONG OVERDUE TO BE PUT IN EFFECT BY THE FORMER ADMINISTRATION AND IS NOW BEING PUT INTO LAW BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER PROMISE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP IN “ MAKING AMERICA GREAT. “

  13. Pam

    I pray this goes through. We as American tax payers are tired of our taxes going to take care of others that can’t do so. If you are a truly deserving person that has fallen on hard times then you deserve help but not long term. I was on welfare for less than three years and going to college raising a young son. One day I swiveling is enough and requested unemployment office to help me find work and they did. I never went back for any handouts ever again. Welfare made me feel like a bigger and beneath myself but also was teaching my child the wrong way to live. It’s time to make all people better by pushing them to take care of themselves. It makes for better citizen’s. One of the problems is they have to much free time and end up having to many kids that bothers have to take care of. I would have liked to have another child but I could not afford to do so. Make them be responsible for their actions instead of the American tax payer.

  14. ELIZENA MCELWAIN

    SO HAPPY THAT TAXPAYERS WON’T BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR WELFARE BENEFITS WHEN SO MANY AMERICANS ARE IN NEED.

  15. Jonathan M

    In quick read, “if they don’t pay back it will be taken out of taxes”
    So basically it’s not really paid back if what we the citizens are paying in taxes is spread across the “needs” of the country then what is collected from the welfare recipient is t be used the same as other tax payer funds.

    There’s no accountability from congress with an audit of the government, elimination of useless and unconstitutional agencies and now we get more window dressing with this bogus payback scam.

    It won’t take long for word to get out that you really don’t have to pay back anything since we have an alternative way to cover “your debt”

  16. Moz

    This is a breathe of fresh air, the sooner the better the Trump administration can get this rolling. Anything to lighten the tax burden of average people. People who sponsor immigrants should pay first the average amount that is spent for an immigrant by the government, which the government knows the average amount and the immigrant can pay the sponsor back.

  17. Lisa

    I live in Illegal Immigrant California where our Governor (Gavin Newsom) is more concerned about THEM than he is the Citizens of his State and the United States of America. It’s time to Take California Back!!!!! Thank you for starting to deport, President Trump, now DO IT!!!

  18. bkaur

    SHOULD “NEVER” HAVE GIVEN ONE DIME TO ILLEGAL ALIENS!!! THEY NEED TO STOP IT “IMMEDIATELY” NO MORE FREE HANDOUTS … NO MORE GIVING THEM “OUR” RIGHTS AND BENEFITS AS CITIZENS… IT ONLY ENCOURAGES MORE AND MORE TO COME AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR COUNTRY…
    I’M SICK OF ILLEGAL ALIENS BEING HELP ABOVE OUR LAWS, ABOVE THE CITIZENS AND HANDED FREEBIES WHEN THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO EVEN BE IN THE COUNTRY…
    OUR POLITICIANS HAVE “ABSOLUTELY” DESTROYED THE VALUE AND THE MEANING OF BEING A CITIZEN OF THE COUNTRY… WHEN THEY KEEP HANDING THESE ILLEGAL ALIENS WHO BROKE OUR LAWS, MORE AND MORE OF OUR RIGHTS AND BENEFITS…
    STOP ALL FREE HANDOUTS IMMEDIATELY AND STOP ALL ANCHOR BABIES WHICH THEY USE TO SUCK OUT OUR TAX DOLLARS ON WELFARE

  19. W.J Clinton was an amoral cockhound – fortunately not an unregistered foreign agent of Qatar like the below amoral janissary dhimmi democrats of today. Bathhouse Barry Obama’s sharia islamists being given most of Section 8 housing is why there is a two year waiting list for low income Americans.

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