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Trump’s Welfare Ban On Immigrants Would Save Americans $57 Billion

President Trump is preparing to kick off a new plan to ban foreigners living in the U.S. who require government welfare from becoming permanent residents, a move that would save American taxpayers more than $57 billion annually.

According to a February report by Reuters, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) wants to know if foreigners living temporarily in the United States use public benefits — such as food assistance, subsidies for utility bills, or government funded child care. The agency would then consider their costs to Americans before granting them permanent residency.

The Department of Homeland Security has drafted rules seen by Reuters that would allow immigration officers to scrutinize a potential immigrant’s use of certain taxpayer-funded public benefits to determine if they could become a public burden.

For example, U.S. officials could look at whether the applicant has enrolled a child in government pre-school programs or received subsidies for utility bills or health insurance premiums.

The draft rules are a sharp departure from current guidelines, which have been in place since 1999 and specifically bar authorities from considering such non-cash benefits in deciding a person’s eligibility to immigrate to the United States or stay in the country.

“Non-citizens who receive public benefits are not self-sufficient and are relying on the U.S. government and state and local entities for resources instead of their families, sponsors or private organizations,” the document states. “An alien’s receipt of public benefits comes at taxpayer expense and availability of public benefits may provide an incentive for aliens to immigrate to the United States.”

That plan is now moving forward and could be enacted as early as next month.

Americans now spend some $57.4 billion a year to cover the costs of more than 10 million mostly low-skilled foreign nationals who have come to the U.S. in the last decade, a study by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine found. Just as many are expected to flood into the U.S. over the next decade.

According to a Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data in 2016, “immigrant-headed households use 41 percent more federal welfare benefits than their native-born counterparts,” Breitbart reported.

The average household headed by an immigrant (both legal and illegal) in 2012 consumed $6,234 federal in welfare benefits, while the average native-headed households consumed $4,431 in benefits, says the CIS report, which is based on data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation.

Foreign nationals and illegal aliens who sneak into the U.S. use nearly 60% more taxpayer-funded assistance than native-born Americans, the CIS study found.

Harvard economist George Borjas says the cost of foreign nationals sucks money away from Americans.

“Since 1965, we have admitted a lot of low-skilled immigrants, and one way to view that policy is that we were running basically the largest anti-poverty program in the world,” he said in 2017.

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Stephanie Payne

    August 9, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    I SUPPORT OUR POTUS…TIRED OF ILLEGALS WHO ARE NOT CITIZENS GETTING ANYTHING BEFORE AMERICANS, ESPECIALLY VETERANS. WELFARE IS FOR AMERICANS WHO NEED A HAND UP. STOP REWARDING ILLEGALS AND THEY WILL STOP COMING.

    • Sue P

      August 9, 2018 at 6:57 pm

      I agree !!

    • Rose

      August 14, 2018 at 6:51 am

      Stephanie, you are right we cannot support all of the poor in the world. It is making our country poor. We take care of our own but not the world. Americans in need, needs our help. and we need to take care of our military who have given so much for us. They should never end up on the street! We have a right to protect our own.

  2. Fred Hinkle

    August 9, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    i love this president

    • Sue P

      August 9, 2018 at 6:58 pm

      Me too !! He’s for the American citizen !!

    • Ahzz

      August 9, 2018 at 8:34 pm

      Trump/Pense 2020!
      Keep Making America GREAT!!!

  3. Ahzz

    August 9, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    DO IT!
    BAN IT NOW!!!!

  4. Heriberto Fernandes de Araújo

    August 11, 2018 at 3:22 am

    O custo para o contribuinte americano é muito alto, toda essa imigração ilegal é preocupante, são oriundos de países de governo socialistas corruptos,do narcotráfico, tanto de humanos como de drogas, mulçumanos e de máfias etc.
    As medidas são urgentes e relevantes para a segurança da população e do país.
    O presidente Donald Trump precisa urgentemente aplicar as medidas necessárias.

  5. Mary

    August 13, 2018 at 12:19 am

    They are not American citizens and should not receive any of our tax dollars in any way shape or form. Go to any other country and see if they would put up with this bull shit. As citizens of this country, IT’S WE THE PEOPLE, not just the Left who have a say. We all need to write or call our Congressman and tell them ENOUGH, DO Your job and stop the out of control illegal invasion of OUR COUNTRY. VETO them OUT. A 2 term limit for all of Washington government, period .

    • Rose

      August 14, 2018 at 6:58 am

      We must put pressure on congress to give the funds to build that wall. We cannot keep illegals out without it. Now, we need it now! Vote all of the Democrats out and vote only Republican. They are all crooked communists anyway!

      • Rose

        August 14, 2018 at 7:01 am

        That 57 Billion would go a long ways for that wall! Couple of years and it would be paid for.

  6. Grandmas Mad

    September 3, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    My parents…when they came here LEGALLY (in the 1930’s)had to be sponsored and have a job waiting for them…They were NEVER on any assistance from our Gov’t

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