President Trump is pursuing a long-needed crackdown on illegal immigration but he is also scrutinizing legal immigrants.
This is long overdue and Democrats and their media cronies are furious that Trump simply is going to enforce an immigration law that has been on the books since 1882. This law requires that legal immigrants who want to become American citizens do not become “public charges” (dependent on welfare). It is sometimes referred to as the ‘public charge’ law.
The Liable to become a Public Charge law, which was part of the Immigration Act of 1882, said of immigrants arriving in the US:
“If on such examination there shall be found among such passengers any convict, lunatic, idiot or any person unable to take care of him or herself without becoming a public charge, they shall report the same in writing to the collector of such port, and such person shall not be permitted to land.”
That sounds fair enough to Nikitas3.com. And today it is time again to start making legal immigrants feel pressure to be self-supporting in order to discourage millions more from coming here and living off of taxpayers. Enough is enough.
One of the reasons that illegal immigrants come here is that the ‘public charge’ law has been gutted by the Democrats and illegals know that they can get virtually unlimited taxpayer handouts. This also must end.
John Binder at Breitbart News reported:
A new regulation set to be published by the Trump administration will ensure that legal immigrants would be less likely to secure a permanent residency in the U.S. if they have used any forms of welfare in the past, including using subsidized healthcare services, food stamps, and public housing.
The regulation will be a boon for American taxpayers in the form of an annual $57.4 billion tax cut – the amount taxpayers spend every year on paying for the welfare, crime, and schooling costs of the country’s mass importation of 1.5 million new, mostly low-skilled legal immigrants.
The National Academies of Science released a report two years ago, noting that state and local American taxpayers are billed about $1,600 each year per immigrant to pay for their welfare, where immigrant households consume 33 percent more cash welfare than American citizen households.
A recent Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) study notes that about 63 percent of noncitizen households in the U.S. use at least one form of taxpayer-funded welfare, while only about 35 percent of native-born American households are on welfare. This means that noncitizen households use nearly twice as much welfare as native-born American households.
In California — with the largest noncitizen population in the country at almost 11 million or nearly 30 percent of the state’s total population more than seven-in-ten, or 72 percent, of households headed by noncitizens are on at least one form of welfare. Compare that to the findings that only about seven-in-twenty, or 35 percent, of native-born households in California are on welfare.
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.
Another 76 percent of U.S. voters said welfare users should be mandated to prove that they are not in the country illegally before being allowed to obtain public benefits, including 74 percent of black Americans, 77 percent of swing voters, and 63 percent of Democrat voters.
Currently, there is an estimated record high of 44.5 million foreign-born residents living in the U.S. This is nearly quadruple the immigrant population in 2000. The vast majority of those arriving in the country every year are low-skilled legal immigrants who compete against working and middle-class Americans for jobs.
Thus the ‘public charge’ law is really very popular. Watch for president Trump to use it as a campaign issue in 2020.
When Nikitas3.com’s grandparents arrived legally from Greece around 1910 immigrants were screened for their fitness to enter the US and some were routinely returned to places like Greece, Italy, Poland, etc. for being incapable of supporting themselves and/or for being unhealthy.
Yet today legal and illegal immigrants flood into the US no matter how much welfare they collect and no matter how bad their health is.
You may have heard recent claims that outbreaks of measles have been attributed to conservative Americans and Orthodox Jews who refuse to get their kids vaccinated.
But no, friends, the outbreaks come from sick illegal immigrants bringing in diseases that America conquered decades ago.
At the same time a publication called Medscape reported about Democrat-controlled Los Angeles, which has a huge number of illegal immigrants:
Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says.
“Hansen’s disease still exists, and we need to educate medical students and physicians,” coauthor Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa from Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, told Reuters Health by email.
In other words Democrats are making Los Angeles into a third-world country.
Meanwhile Breitbart News reported about a Mississippi chicken processing facility where 243 illegal immigrant workers were seized in a raid:
Roughly 150 locals attended an August 12 job fair to apply for jobs at the Koch Foods’ plants in Mississippi.
The fair was run after the August 7 removal of 243 alleged illegal migrants in two of the company’s chicken processing plants, according to local authorities.
The local Jackson Clarion-Ledger newspaper reported 25 to 30 people went to the job fair in Forest, Mississippi. The report said:
Kamerio Whitley, a resident of the nearby town of Morton, spoke to reporters after he left the building. He said there were several positions available at the plant, including forklift operators.
Whitley said he applied for a job working at the plant’s rehang table, where workers hang frozen chickens.
The job starts at $12 an hour, which is decent pay for the area, Whitley said. “That’s not bad to start, and it can always go up,” he said.
The company is also trying to hire workers with online ads. Local officials made sure the hiring process complied with federal hiring regulations, according to WAPT 16.
Koch Foods is not part of the Koch brothers’ network of energy companies.
“By 10 a.m., a crowd of dozens was on hand … Most were black and spoke with accents from the American South. A few appeared white or Hispanic,” AP reported.
So there you go. These are the jobs that Democrats claim that “Americans won’t do”. But that is false; illegals are working cheaper and generally stealing jobs from Americans. AP continued:
The 25-year-old [Eddie Nicholson] has worked in chicken plants before and was considering a return, but wanted to see if wages had gone up. Plants in recent years have typically paid $11 to $12 an hour, according to labor statistics, but Nicholson said he wants $15 an hour.
Thus a poor black American says he won’t work unless he makes $15 an hour. This is how the Democrat $15 an hour minimum wage proposal poisons the work environment – this guy would rather live on welfare and food stamps than work for less than $15.
At $12 an hour he would earn $24,000 a year gross which is a great income for an unskilled job in a low-cost rural area. He should either work or be denied any taxpayer handouts.
CNN Is Going Down the Drain
CNN, the pioneering cable news network that first went on the air on June 1, 1980, is going down the drain fast. Its viewership has plummeted under president Trump.
First and foremost CNN fanned the flames for more than two years of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax as if it were all true. This is shocking and has irrevocably harmed CNN and all of the Fake News media. Here is other bad news for CNN:
*CNN’s star reporter Jim Acosta sold a paltry number of his recent book even though he is nationally famous.
Acosta is being slowly shoved out of the national spotlight by the fact that the White House is no longer holding daily press briefings that allowed these fraudsters like Acosta to grandstand in front of the cameras.
*On June 13, 2015, while discussing an attack on the Dallas police headquarters CNN host Fredricka Whitfield referred to the gunman as “courageous and brave, if not crazy”.
She still works for CNN.
*Donna Brazile was working for CNN when she funneled debate questions to the Hillary Clinton camp in 2016. She was subsequently fired.
*CNN’s prime anchor homosexual Anderson Cooper was embarrassed repeatedly by tawdry and sexually suggestive New Year’s Eve shows with disgraced ‘comedian’ Kathy Griffin (whose career has collapsed after holding a fake severed and bloody head of president Trump).
*CNN anchor Chris Cuomo recently went on a crazy rant about his nickname ‘Fredo’.
*CNN’s homosexual anchor Don Lemon is being charged with sexual indecency and assault.
*And finally a New Jersey TV reporter named Charlie Kratovil recently covered a conference where CNN’s April Ryan was going to speak. Kratovil was roughed up by Ryan’s security guards just for filming the event even though he never got to film Ryan.
Update from The Gateway Pundit:
A security guard for CNN’s April Ryan has been charged with harassment, assault and theft after he violently took a reporter’s equipment, hit the reporter then threw him out of the event.
Last week a video surfaced showing a security guard for CNN’s April Ryan violently throwing reporter Charlie Kratovil out of a hotel in New Jersey.
Mr. Kratovil had been cleared by the event organizer to attend and video April Ryan’s speech.