President Trump Rolls Out New ‘Self-Reliance’ Rule for Immigrants

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President Trump is calling the Democrats’ bluff. The libs say that the migrants coming to this country just want to get jobs and have a better life. Forget the fact that it makes them ineligible for asylum, but the new rule says we don’t let people into the country who will live off government freebies. The Democrats will cry about it, but how do they justify their stance? It will be a hard sell to convince Americans that we should be admitting migrants who won’t or can’t work. They do not want to pay increased taxes to give these people a free ride through life.

From The Western Journal:

Last week, the Trump administration made headlines with a widely publicized crackdown in Mississippi on illegal immigration.

On Monday, it kicked off the new week with a proposal to take a close look at legal immigrants applying for green cards and visas.

The latest move aims to make sure immigrants can support themselves without being a burden to the taxpayers already here — and sets up a debate for the 2020 election Democrats are going to have a tough time winning.

According to CNN, the administration on Monday released more than 800 pages of a proposed immigration rule that would expand the understanding of “public charge” – immigrants seeking legal residence or green cards who would be relying on public assistance.

Now, the term is used mainly for those who rely on welfare benefits that are in cash, “such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or Supplemental Security Income from Social Security,” CNN reported.

The proposed rule would expand that to include non-cash forms of assistance, such as Section 8 housing vouchers, according to CBS News.

That could mean turning away would-be residents and potential citizens who are unable to support themselves without getting assistance from their new government.


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