The Trump Administration’s New Immigration Proposal Is Nothing But Pure Cruelty
Under the proposed new rule, use of public benefits including food stamps, Medicaid, and Section 8 housing vouchers will be considered “heavily weighted negative factors” in green card applications, incentivizing low-income immigrant families to go without necessities like food and healthcare in order to strengthen their immigration cases.
The effects on the children of immigrants, most of whom are themselves American citizens, could be absolutely monstrous. Parents would be forced to decide whether to let their kids go hungry, knowing that feeding their children with the help of food stamps could one day contribute to their families being broken up by deportation. This is all despite the fact that immigrants avail themselves of benefits at lower rates than do native-born Americans.
To be clear, if adopted, this rule would affect only legal immigrants-you know, the ones who are “waiting in line” and doing everything conservatives say they’re supposed to-as undocumented immigrants are already ineligible for benefit programs. The rule would not apply to current green card holders, refugees, or asylum seekers, and according to the Trump administration will effect 382,000 people. It also wouldn’t be retroactive, and immigrants’ green card chances won’t be hurt if they remove themselves from the benefits rolls within 60 days of the rule going into effect.
AGR – Steven Miller is coming up with ever more cruel immigration policies, including kids in cages, treating all immigrants as criminals and then forcing all immigrants to pay ‘bail’ to get out of prison, plus much more.
Trump increased only ONE US Visa immigration program. These ‘legal’ immigrants can also be muslim, mexican or dark skinned, but they must PAY to enter the US, via the EB 5 program, which requires CASH up front of 500K to 1 million per person.