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Most Non-Citizens Use Welfare

President Trump wants to make it harder for people to enter the country and become legal if they are going to take welfare. Here’s why.

According to the Washington Examiner:

A majority of “non-citizens,” including those with legal green card rights, are tapping into welfare programs set up to help poor and ailing Americans, a Census Bureau finding that bolsters President Trump’s concern about immigrants costing the nation.

In a new analysis of the latest numbers, from 2014, 63 percent of non-citizens are using a welfare program, and it grows to 70 percent for those here 10 years or more, confirming another concern that once immigrants tap into welfare, they don’t get off it.

Are Americans required not just to take millions of immigrants but to subsidize most of them too?

4 Responses to Most Non-Citizens Use Welfare

  1. Really? and how do they do that?
    A family member fell on hard times, went to seek help at the welfare-office. They had to produce legal birth certificates for everyone in the family, list their assets(if any), provide SS numbers for everyone, and swear that everything was true under penalty of great fines or imprisonment.
    Do we have a welfare-office for illegal aliens now or are they all lying and presenting forged documents?
    Aside from the sarcasm, we know they lie and forge documents even before they get here. They know how to play the system, know where to go, and what to do and say when they get there.
    The women are never legally married, they all claim to be single mothers because the father/husband would be charged with child support.
    We don’t begrudge hungry people food or the homeless shelter, but we would like to know that our help is going to American citizens, not people who hold allegiance to another country that doesn’t have free food or subsidized housing for them.
    At least once a week, we hear about the “hungry children” in America and we wonder – who are these children and where are they that the free food program isn’t sufficient to satisfy their hunger.
    We have homeless American citizens and local governments just ignore them while certain cities pander to citizens of other countries.

  2. When I was an immigration officer with the US Department of State, prospective Immigrant Visa applicants were supposed to show evidence that they had family members in the US who would support them, or that they could support themselves and that they wouldn’t be a public burden to the US. Otherwise, they were ineligible under immigration law. Now Trump is going to actually enforce that provision of the law, so no more welfare (I hope) for green card holders. Check this out:

    • Good. I’m glad to hear this news. It is wrong that people can “sponsor” immigrants and then actually have no responsibility for their financial support.