Trump Administration Enforces Immigration “Public Charge” Laws – Green Cards Dependent on Self Sufficiency…

The White House has announced the Trump administration will enforce long-standing immigration laws that require entrants to be economically self-sufficient and limits public welfare benefits.   An entry alien who is -or becomes- dependent on public welfare assistance, is known as a “public charge”.   Aliens will be barred from entering the United States if they are deemed likely to become public charges, or welfare dependent.

These immigration rules have been in place for over 100 years, and generally were strictly enforced until the last 25 years.  The Trump administration is re-enforcing the rules.


The enforcement action will have a direct bearing on the current immigration process as most border arrivals are economic migrants manipulating asylum claims.  Immigration based on self-sufficiency has been U.S. law for generations.

[White House] – The Trump Administration is taking action to help ensure that non-citizens in this country are self-sufficient and not a strain on public resources.

* The Trump Administration is releasing a final rule that will protect American taxpayers, preserve our social safety net for vulnerable Americans, and uphold the rule of law.

* This action will help ensure that if aliens want to enter or remain in the United States they must support themselves, and not rely on public benefits.

* An alien who receives public benefits above a certain threshold is known as a “public charge.”

  • Aliens will be barred from entering the United States if they are found likely to become public charges.
  • Aliens in the United States who are found likely to become public charges will also be barred from adjusting their
    immigration status.

* President Trump is enforcing this longstanding law to prevent aliens from depending on public benefit programs.

  • The Immigration and Nationality Act makes clear that those seeking to come to the United States cannot be a public charge.

* For many years, this clear legal requirement went largely unenforced, imposing vast burdens on American taxpayers. Now, public charge law will finally be utilized.

ENCOURAGING SELF-SUFFICIENCY: Self-sufficiency has long been a basic principle of our Nation’s immigration laws that has enjoyed widespread support.

* Public charge has been a part of United States immigration law for more than 100 years as a ground of inadmissibility.

* Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed two bipartisan bills in 1996 to help stop aliens from exploiting public benefits.

  • This included the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act.
  • As Congress made clear at the time, it is our national policy that aliens should “not depend on public resources to meet their needs.”

* Americans widely agree that individuals coming to our country should be self-sufficient, with 73 percent in favor of requiring immigrants to be able to support themselves financially.

PRESERVING THE SOCIAL SAFETY NET: We must ensure that non-citizens do not abuse our public benefit programs and jeopardize the social safety net needed by vulnerable Americans.

* Large numbers of non-citizens and their families have taken advantage of our generous public benefits, limited resources that could otherwise go to vulnerable Americans.

* 78 percent of households headed by a non-citizen with no more than a high school education use at least one welfare program.

* 58 percent of all households headed by a non-citizen use at least one welfare program.

* Half of all non-citizen headed households include at least one person who uses Medicaid. (White House Link)


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228 Responses to Trump Administration Enforces Immigration “Public Charge” Laws – Green Cards Dependent on Self Sufficiency…

  1. Alan Reasin says:

    And previously the POTUS issued rules to have the sponsors required for immigrants repay social welfare benefits received by their charges. That was part of policy for a long time and not enforced. And the CA law to provide medical care for illegals just may run into the 50% burden by the Federal government for Medi-Cal (Medicaid). I can imagine as with cutting aid to sanctuary cities the courts will rule against the cut.

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    • LEET says:




      From the above:

      Now, public charge LAW will finally be utilized.

      ENCOURAGING SELF-SUFFICIENCY: Self-sufficiency has long been a basic principle of our Nation’s immigration laws that has enjoyed widespread support.

      * Public charge has been a part of United States immigration LAWS for more than 100 years as a ground of inadmissibility.

      * Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed two bipartisan bills in 1996 to help stop aliens from exploiting public benefits.

      This included the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act.

      These are established laws.

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    • Helen Pearson Souza says:

      This will help make the system more fair. A young relative of mine had to take welfare while she was in college to support her and her daughter. When she started her first teaching job, guess who took her first IRS reimbursement check? Yep the county and state for their help of her when she was in school. I did not know that legal aliens were exempt from the ruling. Another example of treating non citizens better than citizens.


  2. Zippy says:

    Will this be applied to those already here who are currently a “public charge.” That should be easy to find out.


    • Ray says:

      Remember how the Dems fought tooth and nail to keep a question about whether someone was a citizen or not from the 2020 census — Trump said, OK, we will use all the records that our agencies already collect. They should have all the information they need to determine this. As for your question, I would imagine so. Why wouldn’t it be?

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      • Stop5G, Trump says:

        @Ray re the citizenship question on the 2020 Census & after the enemies won that round & Pitus said they’d get the info from other sources/databases:

        I logged in to one of my credit card sites recently (something I had not done for awhile since I had not used the card for anything lately), but when I logged in there was a message that more info was needed in my profile section. Besides the longstanding Name, Address, Phone entries, they had added these new questions with drop-down menus to choose answers:

        __In which country is your Citizenship?


        __In which country is your Residence?

        (They had that already filled in as USA which matches my address).

        __Are you a Dual Citizen?


        I thought this ALL VERY ODD & wondered What the Hay? until your comment (@Ray) reminded me that Potus had said that they would get Citizenship-Status info elsewhere! The WH Admin must have put the word out to the Banksters (credit card companies & credit bureaus, etc.) to add the above questions to everyone’s account.


  3. Suzanne says:

    A few years ago my daughter was toying with the idea of moving to Australia. She went to their official immigration website and found they had listed about a dozen or so professions (Dr, RN, tech wizard and the like) and very plainly said “if you don’t have degrees/skills in any of these professions you will not get a green card”… period.
    My SIL is a freaking manager for VW and when he applied for his green card to work at the chattanooga plant I had to sign under penalty of perjury that I would be financially responsible for him before they’d even let him apply. Meanwhile he makes more in a month than I make in a year.

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    • Bill says:

      My buddy moved to Australia in Obama’s second term. He couldn’t stand living in a country with him as president. He was 29 at the time. Luckily he was a CPA and had a job lined up because they told him he couldn’t become a citizen without either AND if he was OVER 30!

      But he has since told me they are just as much of a mess with liberal policies. He said the Aborigines are now the entitlement class. All addicted to govt subsidies and CRYSTAL METH. And they are very violent towards the white public at large. One chased him with a knife his first year there.

      Everything liberals touch turns to S–t. Why do people not see this?!

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      • KPomeroy says:

        The Australians destroyed the aborigine way of life, just like we destroyed that of the Indians (is that childhood term forgivable?), China that of the Tibetan nomads and Europe that of the gypsies. These people have one thing in common: they roamed large territories. Modern culture prefers keeping people in boxes. Which is hell if you’ve known real freedom. Terrible news about abos, whose heritage i respect, given that they passed down their history verbally for 60,000 years, and used to walk across their continent singly on spiritual journeys.

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        • Dax Jaket says:

          And you respect the Aussie aborigines and their “way of life” as scavangers and wanders because________________________? Oh, right, you like Paul Hogan movies and Tom Selleck in Quigley Down Under.

          I lived over there. The aborigines are have become infested with the same deathstyle as American Blacks and the reason is OBVIOUS. Their low IQ makes them unsuitable for modern civilized life. They will never be able to hold employment in a high tech world.

          Like Black’s temporary historical (and largely self-imposed) experience of slavery, aborigines’ status as the conquered and aggrieved gives them a permanent excuse to be uncivilized and live as bottomfeeders and criminals.

          In the big cities, you cannot leave your home without a burglar alarm system because the AboBlacks will descend on it like flies.

          Car-Theft by AblBlacks was such an epidemic the Aussie govt had to mandate that all cars be equipped with “immobilizers.”

          As here in the USA, the ABOBLACK parasite population has many hand-wringing apologists among the liberals and, of course women. If women did not have the right to vote — and the should not — they would be no liberals and we’d have the fortitude to send Blacks back to Africa just as Abraham Lincoln planned.

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        • L_Dave says:

          WE didn’t destroy the Indians (unless you are really old.) The forces of economics and history did. Their fate was inevitable once the more organized and efficient culture reached theirs.


      • swissik says:

        The aborigines, sadly enough, were more or less forced to move into the entitlement class. That they are angry is completely understandable. Perhaps folks should read up on the history of the Abos.

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        • Trumpeter says:

          From what I read, the first few were forced to come in. They liked it more than the extremely hard life they knew. So they went out and helped find others and talk them into coming out of the bush.


    • Sentient says:

      Australia is lucky not to be within walking distance of any other country. Canada has also historically expected would-be immigrants to have something to offer.


    • omyword says:

      It do say that and it applies to every one.

      Except muslims.


    • omyword says:

      It do say that and it applies to every one.

      Except muslims.


    • booger71 says:

      Australia was the same way in the middle 70’s when I toyed with the idea.


  4. Somebody's Gramma says:

    I LOVE THIS PRESIDENT SO MUCH!!!!! He never sleeps. He just keeps working and solving problems. I was so delighted to hear about this. I also watched the Levin interview. I also checked the DOJ website and it appears that indictments for sex traffickers are being unsealed at a good clip, probably several per week, and that has been ongoing. You would think, Pelosi and the Democrats, would be more concerned about the children being sex trafficked, than their precious agenda of thwarting the President. The ONE thing that could unite the country is everyone banding together to keep children safe. Open borders PROMOTES SEX TRAFFICKING. Sex trafficking is a cash business, so enforcing the law that this thread addresses, will also shut down illegal cash businesses as one side effect I hope, cuz you have to prove you can “stand on your own two feet”.

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  5. Landslide says:

    Just want to say that I appreciate the work that Cuccinelli and Stephen Miller (no doubt!) are doing on the immigration front. They (and President Trump) are facing incredible push-back and are powering through as best they can—for US! I can’t imagine the daily fortitude required for these daily battles. God bless their efforts!🙏🏼👍🏻🇺🇸

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      Ken Cuccinelli was excellent in his presentation, and also answering those dopey presstitues with their idiotic questions.

      Do these dopes understand the difference between a poem (The New Colossus) and the Constitution? KC nearly laughed at the suggestion we might have to tear a plaque off the Statue of Liberty.

      And having the nerve to question him about his own Catholic faith? Good grief, I can’t stand these media a-holes.

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    • Linda K. says:

      When I see that tall border wall going up I am filled with hope.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. tonyE says:

    When we came to the US -LEGALLY with an immigrant VISA-, we had to have a sponsor who would support us if we couldn’t tend for ourselves. So did my wife’s family.

    Liked by 13 people

    • eagle931 says:

      That’s right. Same with me.

      Liked by 3 people

      • swissik says:

        Hubby and I as well, plus we had to provide proof of physical and mental health in addition to a bunch of other information about ourselves, and speak English.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Super Elite says:

      I know a woman who brought her aged father here from Germany. She just had him put on Social Security and also received pay from the state for taking care of him as a home-care aide.

      It happens a lot. A family of Latinos live 10 in a 2-bedroom public housing unit. I’m pretty sure that isn’t legal. No one ever says anything tho. Not safe to do so.

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  7. J W says:

    An alien who receives public benefits above a certain threshold is known as a “public nuisance.”
    Thank you Mr Trump!

    Liked by 12 people

    • Super Elite says:

      Very financially secure Google / Microsoft / Amazon employees making $M a year bring their aged parents here and put them on social security and in public housing. I see it all the time. They also verbally attack us deplorables who are not making $10,000+ a month. I was told (very rudely) that they did not want to hear my views or opinions. To sit down and shut up. My personal experience. Just saying.

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  8. nuwildcat1977 says:

    As a businessman, Trump brings a strong dose of common sense to the table, not the vote pandering mindset of most politicians. This is our country and we have a tradition of welcoming immigrants who bring with them skills and a strong work ethic to help us prosper. It is our choice who joins us as citizens. Of course, we also open our doors to the oppressed who are vetted in a thoughtful and selective asylum process. Once again, Trump tackles a problem with a logical solution. We are so lucky to have him lead our country.

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  9. sDee says:

    Take away the honeypot, the bears go home.

    Liked by 7 people

  10. mamajen says:

    To think that I was the sucker who fretted over this and took my responsibility seriously when it probably wouldn’t have been enforced. I brought my now husband/citizen over from the U.K. on a K-1 (“fiancé”) visa. As part of the process, I had to prove that I alone could support him financially, which required a letter from my employer showing that I earned above and beyond the poverty rate. We certainly believed that he could lose his status if we ever required public assistance. Of course we had no intention of ever accepting assistance anyway, but we had to be very disciplined with my small paycheck as we waited for him to be eligible to work.

    Legal immigration is a massive undertaking with a lot of responsibility. It is expensive, and much worse if you use a lawyer. Could it be made simpler and more affordable to discourage people from breaking the law or to help the honest ones? Sure. But I still have zero sympathy for those who break the law.

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    • retiredseabee says:

      I have to go through the same process with my wife and her parents.

      Liked by 2 people

    • CountryClassVulgarian says:

      Yup, my sister with whom I was going to live had to sign “under penalty of perjury “ that I would not become a ward of the state. All that money spent of lawyers when we coulda just crossed the border….Oh wait, we were separated by an ocean.


    • Woogumz says:

      Yes. Same here. My husband had to fill out alot of paperwork to verify he could support me, and would be responsible for me etc. In addition to bankrupting hospitals, etc the other issue that makes me see red is the abuse of “free” public education. Our school district is an “illegal alien sympathy” district. Services for each illegal alien child are pegged at $20K each, while regular funding per pupil is around $6K. Our taxes have skyrocketed as a result. When we first moved here, 35% of our property taxes were allocated to the school board levies. Now it is 70% with no consultation with taxpayers, and the rate and amount has gone up. The response of the school board is that the “law requires” them to enroll these kids. Got it. But nothing says they have to be allowed to stay, indefinitely. A big message would be sent if ESOL enrollments were audited, and families here illegally who had kids in expensive ESOL classes were all rounded up for removal. Like many, I have had enough and am tired of the conflation of “legal” immigrants with illegal alien economic migrants. Our costs for policing have also skyrocketed because of the illegal alien population coddled here.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Legalized money laundering. They know that they will
        never get audited, so they roll the red carpet out for
        any and all things “impoverished”, “disadvantaged”.

        ESOL is one honeypot. The BIG one is Title 1. $600
        extra per pupil, until enrollment is greater then 40%.
        Then, Ka Ching!!! New computers, new materials,
        teacher’s aids.

        Or not. Nobody speaks the language, the 20 year
        olds that are sending their kindergardners to school
        in the hood, are unaware. So, the money is pocketed.

        If the area is affluent ( think home prices), no problem.
        Load kids up, and bus them in. Skew the numbers.

        Oh, and make sure that you have “Tital 1 fairs” throughout
        the school year, so you snare any and all of the poverty $$$.

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  11. Brant says:

    I wonder if some/many of these he knows will be challenged in court. It’s his way of making the courts take a stand and letting the people see. Basically, a tweet into the judicial system.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. Caius Lowell says:

    Sounds like the Bushes got paid off by SA, the Clintons by PRC, and 0bama by Iran — some DC Swamp dwellers making big bucks at America’s expense…

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  13. Caius Lowell says:

    Sound like the Bushes got paid off by SA, Clintons by PRC, and 0bama by Iran — some DC Swamp dwellers making big bucks at America’s expense, hence the vitriol…

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    Relentlessly Raid EVERY Red State – Clean em OUT.

    Red State Job Openings … and Wages … suddenly SPIKE.

    Illegals RACE to Blue State Sanctuaries … displacing Citizen Workers at LOWER Wages.

    Productive Workers FLEE from Blue States to snag Red-State jobs at HIGHER Wages.

    THEN Raid EVERY Blue State – Clean em OUT.

    Blue-State Companies FOLD or FLEE to Red States:

    • Employers who knowingly employed Illegals are JAILED & their Companies FOLD.

    • Employers who unknowingly employed Illegals have ZERO Citizen Workers to replace them.

    • Swiss-Cheese Staffing creates Supply-Chain CHAOS.

    • Company FLIGHT to SAFETY makes California look like CHINA!

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  15. hellinahandbasket says:

    Here’s a zoomed-in portion of The BIG Picture. . . ….

    We have a ridiculously ineffective and absolutely worthless Congress.

    Every single day since President Trump came on the scene – The People are boldly reminded that ALL of Congress is inept.

    Question is ….. .. . what are we going to do about it?

    Here’s a good start:

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    • I agree with your assertion, except I view Congress (and the rest of DC swampers) as corrupt, instead of inept. They are actually VERY effective in what they do:
      1. Maintain and grow a larger dependent class, which always looks for free stuff, instead of working for a living.
      2. This dependent class (always with the burden of Govt. policy preventing them from rising out of poverty) will almost certainly vote D ( or Rino), as they are interchangable in this case. Thus we have job security for Congress.
      3. Use self enrichment (enrichment FOR members of Congress) programs to enhance their bottom line and keep the campaign coffers flush with cash. This can be in the form of favorable (legislation) treatment for large contributors, pushing large Govt. contracts to the donor class, etc.
      4. Using OUR hard earned money to dole out freebies to ANYONE who can benefit their cause.
      5. They have actually created a perpetual motion machine, even though this is theoretically impossible.

      As for term limits, it is LONG overdue. It is our only possible salvation from the corruptocrats. Hand in hand with that concept, though, is for us to get more people educated on the political BS, and most importantly get them to the polls in 2020. Without a MONSTER voter turnout by Conservatives, this whole deal goes back to the old crap within 6 months of a Dem. President.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Agreed. Also noticed when I was reviewing the tax code
        years ago that anything that invariably hurt society was
        tax deductible. 40 years of the dems having congress
        made it so.

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    • zorrorides says:

      Please President Trump, announce a concise platform to define your goals for America, and make a platform of what you support in House and Senate candidates. Then the voters in the states can question their incumbents/candidates if they support Trump’s Republican Party platform.

      I expect many incumbents will waffle and slither and be unable to say, “I support Trump’s Agenda.” Those Rinos will be easy to replace in the primaries. The new candidates need only to say this message, “Vote for me. I’m with Them, the People and Donald Trump.”

      The sly incumbents who pledge to support the agenda, but don’t vote the votes, will be rejected by the voters the next election.

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  16. Troublemaker10 says:

    Trump Ending Welfare-Dependent Immigration, Saving Taxpayers Billions


    Preventing Americans from being forced to foot the bill for welfare for newly arrived legal immigrants is hugely popular among U.S. voters. A Rasmussen Reports poll conducted in 2017 revealed that more than six-in-ten voters, or 62 percent, said they would support a plan that bans legal immigrants from receiving welfare for at least the first five years of their residency in the country. Roughly 67 percent of swing voters and nearly 60 percent of black Americans said they would support such a plan.

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    • KPomeroy says:

      Ever try applying for welfare when you’re down and out? If it was there for us non-immigrants, half the homeless would be off the street. (that’s a guess of course). My Italian immigrant brother-in-law lived 5 years on welfare while he was trying to become, yes, a classical composer (not much of a financial prospect). Could a non-immigrant get welfare to become an artist?? HAH! Been rigged as long as I’ve been around.

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  17. JBJ says:

    I worked @ a hospital in GA for 20+ years as an IT integration analyst. One of our hardest challenges was to try to “marry up” all the multiple identities presented for the same person. My max was a single person presenting under 17 different IDs all corroborated by “drivers licenses or state IDs” Even harder, were the cases where more than one person used the same purchased ID. I saw time after time, that many of these persons were ultimately covered by one or more of our “safe net/welfare” programs so they didn’t pay a dime for sometimes 100’s of thousands $ of care. Wake up Americans!!!

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Friend is an RN, worked out of school at a nursing home.

      Had a male CNA that was getting all the other African and
      Carribean CNA’s involved in his own government defrauding
      scheme. Wasn’t specific about how he did it, but $60,000 of
      his yearly income was from various ways of defrauding the
      government. Talked brazenly about it on a nightly basis.

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  18. omyword says:

    Wait…you mean we are going to F I N A L L Y enforce the laws?

    So… I guess that means I cant get my mothers 18th second cousin with 16 kids here for free food housing and medical care . Darn… and 11 of those girls are pregnant.
    /s off.

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  19. KPomeroy says:

    Haven’t watched a press conference in a while. WOW. Seems like the MSM are much more polite with their questions, no irrational TDS attacks. Are they coming round, realizing Trump is unassailable so why fight him? 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    • Sharon Rogers Goodson says:

      When the WH did away with press briefing room and PT answered questions from the press pool with helicopter blades running…. suddenly the questions were short with no political diatribe and spin and the cameras were on President Trump and not the reporters. No new stars were born.

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    • tucker7518 says:

      I noticed that last Friday when President Trump was having his press conference before getting on his helicopter. There was a lot of Yes Sir, No Sir, and thank you Mr. President.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Woogumz says:

    I hope Cuccinelli will help expedite the removal of the whole Obama-era “Unaccompanied Minor” scam. We have alot of them housed here, in Cuccinelli’s own backyard, at “Youth for Tomorrow” on Linton Hall Rd in Bristow. A big number of these “UAM” love to hang out at the McDonald’s by the airport/VRE station, chatting on their latest generation i-Phone or other smart phone, they always seem to have the latest trendy gadgets, clothes, shoes etc. Although we are told they are “minors”, most look to be mid-20s or so and none work but are in “school” and receiving handouts for pretty much everything, at our expense. They are a local nuisance and it is infuriating that the US taxpayers continues to foot the bill for this.

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    • KPomeroy says:

      Frankly, I can’t afford an i-Phone. Not that I want one. But I’m self-sufficient! There’s no excuse for wild spending among the destitute!

      Liked by 4 people

      • Rhoda R says:

        Frankly, there is no excuse for the government to be giving out smart phones to anybody under any welfare program. Flip phones give then access to the phone system for calling 911 and that was the excuse given for these free phone handouts.

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  21. scrap1ron says:

    Don’t tell me, show me.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. John55 says:

    Some federal judge/overlord to issue a nation-wide injunction against this in 5,4,3,2 ….

    Liked by 2 people

  23. KPomeroy says:

    The guy who asked about the statue of liberty “Give us your tired, your poor.” Wasn’t that statue a GIFT from the FRENCH?

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  24. CM-TX says:

    (Sorry so long!)
    Good move in right direction. That’s like someone forcing themselves into your home as a “guest”… & then claiming access to your bank accounts!

    According to a 2016 Documentary, “America, No Documents Needed”… their research had illegals households on welfare at 71%. This may have included “anchor baby” households. The true cost, if you include those anchor/illegal families, & the education of– closer to around $1 TRILLION per YEAR to taxpayers!

    You also have to wonder HOW they’re even receiving benefits– when American Citizens have to apply with a valid license, provide social-security numbers for self & ALL family members, proof of residency, other people residing in household, etc. They also have to meet in-person with a Social Worker. So how exactly is this being bypassed/ not caught??
    *Ben Carson called attention to low-cost housing being provided to illegals also! Shameful, when citizens are living on the streets!

    Having observed the Citizen side of the system (the following issues likely apply for illegals too– ways in which the SYSTEM itself is broken, & easily abused)

    My grandmother retired from a career in Social Services (c.’80’s/’90’s). Although back then it was set-up as a temporary service, NOT a lifestyle. 3 years was a common maximum. You also had to be applying regularly for jobs to continue receiving EBT/food stamp benefits. I recall her saying how she grew “tired of seeing my hard earned tax dollars not going to those who truly need it, & abuse it.” She’d be appalled at what it’s become today.

    They also used to go after deadbeat dads/moms to recover some costs. Not really anymore… unless the mom/dad knows [who it is], where to find him, where he works. And that’s typically only to recover child support benefits– formerly AFDC (aid for dependent children). There are also women that know who the father is, but insist they not take ownership– simply b/c it would impact their benefits. That’s messed up! Many just lie, even if the other parent lives with them.

    I have a family member who came & lived with me for 7 months. She unmarried, has 2 beautiful baby boys (2mo & 22mo at the time). I couldn’t help but fall in love with their adorableness. Same dad- carry his name… he’s healthy/able bodied. He always has money for his bad habits of leisure. But chooses to do the min., if anything at all where his sons are concerned.

    In both her former & this state, she was immediately able to file for EBT, & medicaid for the babies. The process was a little more stringent & longer here, but still fairly easy. They don’t require you to sign up for the child-support aspect when not receiving any (pretty sure they used to, & then recoup some costs).

    She worked t/o her pregnancy & births, & as often as she could afford to. She’s a really hard worker. But it’s sad to see the struggle when it shouldn’t be so hard for her. Yes, she’s made some stupid choices in putting herself in the situation she’s in. And fortunate to have the support of family members who’ve taken her in along the way. (She’s now in her own apt., back in her former state, & paying fully for it).

    The frustrating part is the dad only sent $200 total, to help with P/T sitter costs, that entire time she was here. But he should do better. This is a guy who grew up in Southside Chicago, mother was a prostitute, 8 siblings, has NO idea who his father is. Siblings & him ended up in foster care for much of his childhood. At 16, he took a bus solo to the Southeast, where he still lives 17 years later.

    You’d think after his upbringing, he’d try to be a good dad, wanting better for his boys. Guess there’s something to be said for the “no father-figure” as a role model– the cycle repeats. Our broken Welfare System enables that choice, making it a lifestyle that repeats. It’s not right that it encourages the absentee fathers/mothers to stay gone, & AVOID financial responsibility for their offspring.

    It’s further promoted thru our Tax System, where it benefits a one-parent household by utilizing EIC (earned income credit)– supplementing “lost” income. Nobama made an unlawful push to make that available to illegals too.

    SSA enables too, Among many other problems there. And this might be only one state’s racket– MS (but I doubt it). Where if one parent with kids, lives with a parent… The grandparent can then claim the grandkids to receive a higher S.S. payout. I’m assuming that also applies for various other benefits. Extended family households are common in the illegal communities, so yet another loophole to extort.

    At least this policy is a good start. If we could clear out the illegal problem, maybe they’d be able to concentrate on fixing the countless underlying issues that affect actual Citizens!

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    • Alligator Gar says:

      I am a c/s enforcement attorney working in the state IV-D agency. In my state, we force females with kids who want welfare to tell us who they think is the baby-daddy. If there are several men who could be responsible, we DNA test them. Baby-daddy can be in any state, Hague Convention country, one of several Canadian Provinces, or one of several Carribean nations.

      We issue Admin support orders, get court orders, you name it. If you get welfare, we WILL be up in your busiiness for the $$$$. We are part of the new hire national database, so we can find baby daddy at his new job. We are part of the insurance settlement database, CISLN, and we lien the proceeds of baby-daddy’s slip and fall settlement.

      We file QDROs under ERISA and take baby-daddy’s retirement (with certain exceptions). We file income deduction notices for direct witholding of ordered support from paychecks, social security, you name it. We take lottery winnings, unclaimed property, and lien personal and real property. We take tax refunds. We take bank accounts. We take inheritances.

      If baby-daddy still wants to play games, we will issue passport denials. We can suspend driver licenses. And, as a last reort, we can file for civil contempt.

      That is because every child has the vested right to be supported by parents, not the state.

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  25. vikingmom says:

    About damn time!! My father-in-law came to the US after WWII to find work and a better life for his family. He had to have a sponsor, who agreed to be financially responsible for him. It took him over five years to earn enough money to send for his wife and two children and they all signed documents stating that they would never go onto any form of public assistance. My husband was born here the following year and no one in his family EVER accepted a dime of welfare! So far, the seven grandchildren have produced five college graduates, including a doctor, two teachers and a police officer… And THAT is how the system was designed to work!!

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  26. Mary Ann says:

    When I was searching for a better country for my friend from Uganda.. Guess what? they all have strict immigration laws.. You need a Visa to enter, a work Visa if intended, proof of health, and proof of finances to support yourself for the visa stay. They must all be racists 🙂

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  27. Dear President Trump,

    Be sure to define anyone who doesn’t speak & write English a “Public Charge”.

    Liked by 7 people

  28. rayvandune says:

    Many years ago, in order get a green card, my Canadian wife had to prove she would not be a “burden” on the US, or rather I had to prove I could support her by providing 10 years of US tax returns! That made me very angry – I can understand a single immigrant or immigrant family being required to prove their self sufficiency, but I was and still am incensed that I had to prove this as a natural-born US citizen!

    Ps. Since we had been married for nearly 20 years, and had children, it was obviously not a “marriage of convenience”!

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  29. donnyvee says:

    This is a double win for the President and all American citizens as well as legal immigrants.
    1. I believe the vast majority of citizens believe in the morality of the policy enforcement. Right is right.
    2. It is already making many liberals apoplectic and they are coming out against the vast majority of Americans and legal immigrants to be against the ploicy change.

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  30. Troublemaker10 says:

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  31. Troublemaker10 says:

    Liked by 2 people

    • Thomas Roy says:

      Screw You Jerry Rivers and your violin. Saw on Drudge that the Mooch thinks Trump’s off his rocker. Are You two guys poker pals or what? And Drudge is becoming quite the jester with his creepy news. Trust in the Donald, he knows what he’s doing. MAGA!


  32. Troublemaker10 says:

    Being self sufficient doesn’t have anything to do with skin color.

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  33. SharonKinDC says:

    People should look into the ‘family reunification’ of existing legal migrants. There are many elderly parents who arrive and go straight to the head of the line for assisted living facilities on the public purse. Saw this first hand, in particular w/ Chinese migrants. In my area, they’re a well-oiled political machine and know how to aid the family members in getting the freebies. Shocking, really.

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  34. JPinBalt says:

    While at Ellis Island comming in a hundred years ago for massive immigration, some to work higher wages than Europe plan to go back but many stayed, no visa required, only boat ticket needed, many did not speak English, there were filters, disease, etc., but those entering also paid a small amount to a common fund for those (later deportables) who could become public charges.

    I wish there woul charge some filtered groups a refundable $1,000 deposit to enter US with legal tourist visa, forfetted if overstay, and I think 1/3 illegal immigration is this way. Illegal immigrants crossing border claiming asylum should pay much more to reimburse the welfare agencies and court costs on a failed or no show hearing.

    It is an outrage that illegal immigrants entering claiming asylum are eligiable for federally guaranteed student loans. If you do not believe me, look it up.


  35. anthony earl says:

    so this is for the legal immigrants. will it work in dropping the illegal immigrants that getting benefits too? will there be a way to cross reference the names of those who get monies and their status?


  36. anthony earl says:

    so this is for the legal immigrants. will it work in dropping the illegal immigrants that getting benefits too? will there be a way to cross reference the names of those who get monies and their status?


  37. John-Y128 says:

    To the ACLU, who will undoubtedly litigate this process re-clarification, “…and generally were strictly enforced until the last 25 years.”, it’s already settled law.


  38. LULU says:

    If you plan to live in Mexico:

    If you plan to live, work, or retire in Mexico, Mexican Immigration Law stipulates that applicants for residency must fulfill certain criteria, including financial criteria. The financial criteria are intended to ensure that people applying for residency have the means to sustain themselves in Mexico.

    More here:


  39. Sara C Legvold says:

    Since about 90% of muslim “refugee” imports to America are public charges, when do deportations begin Mr President? Talk is cheap. Action with visible results is paramount.


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