New/Old Immigration Rule

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 14, 2019

         THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS INVOKED AN OLD LAW IN HOPES OF CURTAILING THE WAVE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS COMING TO THE U.S.

ACTING CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION DIRECTOR KEN CUCCINELLI MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT. THE “PUBLIC CHARGE” RULES WILL MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR IMMIGRANTS TO QUALIFY FOR WELFARE PROGRAMS.

MARK KIRKORIAN, DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES, SAID: “THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TIO MOVE TO THE UNITED STATES, AND THIS RULE ENSURES THAT WE ALLOW IN ONLY THOSE WHO WILL BE ABLE TO PAY THEIR OWN BILLS.”

THERE IS A MAJOR IMBALANCE BETWEEN AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO RECEIVE SOME FORM OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND THOSE WHO ARE IMMIGRANTS.

WE CAN’T CONTINUE TO ADMIT PEOPLE WITH LOW EDUCATION AND JOB SKILLS.

ACCORDING TO THE CENSUS BUREAU, IN 2014, SIXTY-THREE PERCENT OF HOUSEHOLDS HEADED BY A NON-CITIZEN REPORTED THEY USED AT LEAST ONE WELFARE PROGRAM, COMPARED TO THIRTY-FIVE PERCENT OF HOUSEHOLDS HEADED BY CITIZENS.

THIS IS A LONG-OVERDUE MOVE, WHICH THE OPEN BORDERS CROWD IS LIKELY TO FIGHT IN COURT. THE ADMINISTRATION IS DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR AMERICA. I’M CAL THOMAS.