Trump Administration brings back concept of immigrants supporting themselves without welfare!

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Pay attention to this! I don’t know if it would apply to refugees who are eligible for virtually all welfare programs shortly after arrival, but it should.  After all, Senator Ted Kennedy and his pals assured Congress in the 1979 debate leading up to the passage of the Refugee Act of 1980, that we were not going to be importing poverty with the newly formed Refugee Admissions Program.

As longtime readers know, big businesses, which hire refugees at low wages, expect the refugees to be accessing welfare to supplement their income.  So a requirement that they not be using welfare when they adjust their status (like when they apply for citizenship and voting rights!) would be a pretty chilling move on the part of the Administration.

Here is Matthew Vadum writing at the Epoch Times:

Trump Administration May Require Immigrants to Be Able to Support Themselves Financially


A long-anticipated plan to enforce provisions in the nation’s immigration laws that require prospective immigrants to be able to support themselves financially—so-called public-charge provisions—might be introduced by the Trump administration this month.

The proposed regulations, defining the phrase “public charge” under Section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, may be published this fall, and possibly as early as this month, according to a person close to the rulemaking process of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) who requested anonymity.

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Please note that if the number of refugees seems high to you that this chart, found at James Simpson’s Red Green Axis, includes Asylees in addition to Refugees.


Left-wing advocacy organizations have attacked any attempt to formally define “public charge” as being cruel and xenophobic, and aimed at drastically curtailing the flow of immigrants to the United States. But the lengths to which the new regulation will go remain to be seen.

Francis Cissna, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency within DHS, discussed a possible draft of the regulation during an Aug. 15 event at the National Press Club in Washington, hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies.

“The goal is not to reduce immigration or, in some diabolical fashion, shut the door on people, family-based immigration, or anything like that,” Cissna said. “The goal is simply to enforce a ground of inadmissibility to this country that’s been on the books for about 100–well, more than 100 years.

Cissna said the public-charge section in the law, a provision that has “hardly ever been enforced,” states that “an alien who in the opinion of the consular officer at the time of application for a visa, or in the opinion of the secretary of Homeland Security at the time of application for admission or adjustment of status—getting a green card—is likely at any time to become a public charge is inadmissible.”

The phrase “likely to become a public charge” has “never been, as far as I know” interpreted in any regulation, he said. There was an attempt in the 1990s to define the expression, but it was dropped.

Cissna said the administration wants to “issue proper regulations open to full public comment, to, at long last, interpret what that means.”

More here.

16 thoughts on “Trump Administration brings back concept of immigrants supporting themselves without welfare!

  1. In fact, money talks loudest, so feds might try to bill states for any federal payments or subsidies or benefits paid to those covered by “public charge” language…reversing economic incentives for states who currently see a stream of free money from Washington—instead they would face expensive bills from Washington for anyone being paid welfar, food stamps etc…would stop very quickly I bet…try it and see. Public charge=charge to public funds…refunds=no charge…treat as economic issue not definition!


  2. The tax breaks should be removed for companies that hire refugees. One of the main reasons companies prefer refugee labor is because the U.S. government gives tax breaks to companies that hire refugees. If the tax breaks are removed for hiring refugees, the companies will stop hiring refugees. The removal of tax breaks for hiring refugees would also discourage the companies from funding the VOLAG’s and resettlement agencies.

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  3. So if we decide amongst ourselves that we have had enough immigration and want to stop it, or at least slow it down for the good of ourselves and our country, it is” xenophobic” and “cruel”? well, excuse me. I must have gotten carried away thinking this is my country, and that I should be the one to decide who I want living here, especially when I wind up having to pay for them.

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  4. HEY ! THAT’S HOW OUR IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS DID IT ! My immigrant ancestors did not come to this country and get set up with an apartment, furniture, food and clothes and welfare payments !!!! They had to work, often two jobs, in order to provide for their families. They rented a bed in a rooming house, that someone else slept in while they were at work. They saved their money FIRST, before bringing other relatives here and they were not a burden on the taxpayers !!!!

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  5. Reblogged this on islamnewworldorder and commented:
    Time to remind the left that America takes in 1,000,000 normal and legal immigrants every year. We do NOT need these NINE national SCAM agencies and their hundreds (though becoming “fewer”) of local minion offices taking in “refugees” who often are NOT even “refugees.”
    America does ENOUGH!

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  6. This hero is fighting back against the diabolical Rockefeller funded kalergi plan we have been saddled under for years to genocide the American people while draining us dry, making us pay for our own demise, being told to have no children because of overpopulation while refugees pop ’em out faster than cucaraches ~ wow, TRUMP, Thank you and God Bless all those who voted for you as well! Fire up GITMO, we have a lot of traitors headed that way, Obama (Bathouse Barry n Big Mike) and Clintons and Bushes included.

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  7. It’s really unfair and cruel to expect most refugees to support themselves completely in the U.S. They would live in poverty and ill health and be exploited. Instead, they need to be helped in or near their home countries where aid dollars can stretch farther. For a fraction of the cost, they could be helped to start businesses and to build homes. For a pittance, they could be provided with insurance in that country in case of illness. The UN states that it costs 90% more to take care of refugees in the West as compared to their home countries.


  8. What the heck do they mean “likely to become a public charge”? They come over here and are then virtually guaranteed public charge status!


  9. The “Send in the Clowns” governance in Minnesota will never get this memo.. See: The State of the State address – Governor Dayton – January 2016 or 2017.. (YouTube…)

    I live in the land, that time, logic, reality, and reason, has completely abandoned.. …very close to OZ..


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