They’ve been living off you, the taxpayer—well not anymore!
For years, the United States has been handing out billions of dollars worth of “freebies” – well that’s changing today.
Yes, American citizens have received those benefits, but so have a shocking number of foreigners freshly arrived on U.S. soil.
Countless travelers have managed to get government assistance almost immediately after arriving in this country.
And as President Trump has said on numerous occasions, there are far too many of these individuals.
But his administration just passed new rule—and these “green card grifters” are going to be diappointed.
From Fox News:
The Trump administration on Monday issued a long-awaited rule strengthening the ability of federal officials to deny green cards to immigrants deemed likely to rely on government aid.
This should help guarantee that newcomers to our country will be self-sufficient. It should also greatly lessen the strain on American taxpayers.
Self-sufficiency. Independence. Hard work. Remember these?
America was built on these traits and Trump just wants to bring them back. As U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli said:
The principle driving it is an old American value, and that’s self-sufficiency.
It’s a core principle — the American Dream itself — and it’s one of the things that distinguishes us, and it’s central to the legal history in the U.S. back into the 1800s.
Cuccinelli added that this rule will also “have a long-term benefit of protecting taxpayers,” which is music to my ears!
And the rule newcomers to the U.S. must follow is very simple:
If you receive one or more public benefits for over 12 months within a 36-month period, you’re deemed a “public charge.”
…and that means no green card for you!
So, if you’re raking in money from the likes of Supplemental Security Income, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, SNAP, Medicaid, etc., you can’t do it for very long.
You need to get a job and start supporting yourself. You will not be a drain on this country.
That’s the clear and patriotic message Trump is sending, and I just love it.
Remember, we’ve had a version of this rule for 20 years, but people like Obama didn’t really bother to clarify or enforce it.
This new effort by Trump nails it down, and gets it absolutely right.
We need people who will contribute to this country, not TAKE from this country!
Author: Ben Dutka
Source: Patriot Journal: Trump Passes New Freebie Rule – ‘Green Card Grifters’ In Deep Trouble