August 12, 2019
Donald Trump really is a schizophrenic madman.
Just the other day he was saying he was going to increase legal immigration because… it would balance increased illegal immigration or something.
The Trump administration is moving forward with one of its most aggressive steps yet to restrict legal immigration, denying green cards to many migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance, officials said announced Monday.
Federal law already requires those seeking to become permanent residents and gain legal status to prove they will not be a burden to the U.S. — a “public charge,” in government speak —but the new rules detail a broader range of programs that could disqualify them.
It’s part of a dramatic overhaul of the nation’s immigration system that the administration has been trying to put into place. While much of the attention has focused on President Donald Trump’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration, the new change targets people who entered the United States legally and are seeking permanent status. Its part of an effort to move the U.S. to a system that focuses on immigrants’ skills instead of emphasizing the reunification of families.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will now weigh public assistance along with other factors such as education, household income and health to determine whether to grant legal status.
The rules will take effect in mid-October. They don’t apply to U.S. citizens, even if the U.S. citizen is related to an immigrant who is subject to them.
The acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli, said the rule change fits with the Republican president’s message.
“We want to see people coming to this country who are self-sufficient,” Cuccinelli said. “That’s a core principle of the American dream. It’s deeply embedded in our history, and particularly our history related to legal immigration.”
We really don’t want any people here at all, Ken. We’re full.
Migrants make up a small percentage of those who get public benefits. In fact, many are ineligible for public benefits because of their immigration status.
Immigrant rights groups strongly criticized the changes, warning the rules will scare immigrants into not asking for help. And they are concerned the rules give too much authority to decide whether someone is likely to need public assistance at any time, giving officials the ability to deny legal status to more people.
The Los Angeles-based National Immigration Law Center immediately vowed to file a lawsuit.
Yes, of course they’re filing a lawsuit.
There are all of these Jewish groups that want all kinds of immigration in any form, just to get rid of Americans in America by flooding them with all of these strange creatures.
NO NO NO NO NONONONONO!!!!1
The position of the right wing needs to be as few as possible. That has to always be the goal. Enough with this “it’s okay if it’s legal” nonsense the conservatives are always spewing.
Imagine if they decided to legalize any other crime – murder or insurance fraud or whatever. Would you be saying “I’m just against the illegal form of this thing that you now say there is also a legal form of”?
I don’t know if you would, but I would not.
Flooding a country with foreigners to replace its natural, native population is a crime, no matter if they say it is legal or illegal.
To Trump’s credit, he is definitely the first Republican to point this issue out.
And I hope he bans legal immigration. Because it is actually a much bigger problem than illegal immigration anyway, if we look at total numbers as well as the behavior of the immigrants (illegals often return to their shitholes after a while without even being asked).
FUCK OFF! GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY!