This is certainly a surprise considering some of Donald Trump’s prior statements about wanting immigrants to come in legally to fill manufacturing jobs.
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.
This sounds like a step in the right direction even if a bunch of Jewish groups file lawsuits to fight it. So I definitely support this move. It does seem as if Trump is doing a better job at controlling the levers of government since the Russia hoax fell apart.
But ultimately, the amount of immigration coming into America should be zero until we can figure out what the fuck is going on. The entire system has been a total and complete mess. Especially since the 1965 Immigration Act was passed. It opened the country to a bunch of third world savages and low IQ monkeys. And nobody can argue that the country is better off as a result of it.