Trump to deny green cards to immigrants using welfare programs

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    “It will also have the long-term benefit of protecting taxpayers by ensuring people who are immigrating to this country don’t become public burdens, that they can stand on their own two feet, as immigrants in years past have done,” he said. “It’s not only a recipe for their success, but for America’s success growing out of our immigration system.”

    Excellent.

    Trump administration boosts ability to deny green cards to immigrants using welfare programs
     
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    It should go further than that. Anybody not paying into the federal income tax is a burden on our society. Only let in those that make enough money for that, or create a special rule where lower income immigrants still have to pay into it. Add to our nation or turn around and go home.
     
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    I'm not sure I understand where he is getting this from. I have been teaching a student who recently immigrated from Ireland, and she and her husband were living in a tent for chrissakes and half the time didn't have money for gas to get her to class, but she was not eligible for any benefits because she was an immigrant. The first thing I had suggested was that she visit human services to see if they could help her over the rough patch, and she said she WAS NOT ELIGIBLE.
     
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    Waaaaaaaaa! People born here can't get assistance either, why is that?Somebody is getting assistance $260,000,000 000 to address illegal immigration so far this year. Somebody is getting assistance! Maybe it's just the wrong somebody's. :eusa_dance:
     
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    What a convoluted article and spin on it.

    First the article says nothing about "using" welfare programs. It says deny green cards to immigrants deemed likely to rely on government aid.

    Before I get to my point I will also note......

    Officials described the so-called "public charge" rule as a way to ensure those granted permanent residency are self-sufficient........

    A Green Card is not granting anyone "permanent residency".

    While the “public charge” inadmissibility standard has long been part of U.S. immigration law, the term has not been formally defined in statute.

    So this appears to be another case of Trump saying "Look at me". This has always been the law. Trump simply posts a "statute" which really means little.

    A business that wants to stay within the law but still pay a low wage are the ones hiring people with Green Cards. Without that they will hire those who come here illegally.
     
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    The Trump administration can't give green cards to illegal immigrants, so he must be talking about legal immigrants. And you are flipping this to a discussion of illegals. It wouldn't apply to giving them green cards.
     
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    Nor should she be. The EU has a much more generous welfare state than we do. Why didn't she stay there?
     
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    Donald Trump wants to cut millions of people off of food stamps. Donald Trump has ruined the lives of farmers doubling their number of bankruptcies per year. So Donald Trump gives them billions of dollars to grow food that no one can afford to buy now because they no longer have food stamps.

    Remember when they made fun of Obama for being a “community organizer“? I think a little organization might be with this White House needs.
     
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    Canada isn't going to let you immigrate there if you cannot prove self-sufficiency. We've had the sponsorship program in the US for decades (though I don't think they ever really went after the sponsors to recover the costs of immigrants). I don't see anything unique abut this idea.
     
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