Trump made one decision that will send illegal immigrants running back to their home countries
Illegal immigration is the most important issue of the era.
If something isn’t done now, it will be the end of the United States as we know it.
But President Trump is serious about fixing it, and just made one decision that will send illegal immigrants running back to their home countries.
Illegal immigration is reaching historic levels, with over one million expected to cross the border this year.
With the U.S. economy improving at unheard of rates while countries south of the border continue to fall apart, things are only going to get worse.
So President Trump is taking bold action right now to ensure that the problem gets fixed.
His big proposal is building a wall on the border, but that’s not all he’s doing.
The newest action is to actually enforce restrictions on welfare benefits for non-citizens.
Trump is expected to sign a memorandum that will do just that by directing government agencies to enforce a 1996 law to require sponsors of immigrants to reimburse the government for welfare benefits that non-citizens collect.
Oddly enough, the bill he is enforcing was signed by Bill Clinton and pushed through by Democrats at a time when they actually supported secure borders.
It is just that the bill hasn’t been enforced yet.
The Daily Caller reports:
President Donald Trump is expected to sign a memorandum Thursday enforcing restrictions on welfare benefits for non-citizens, The Daily Caller has learned.
The memo directs government agencies to enforce legislation signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996 that requires sponsors of immigrants to the U.S. to reimburse the government for any welfare benefits received by the person they are sponsoring.
Immigrant sponsors will be informed by agencies that they are required to pay back the money, and that they will be sent to collections if they fail to do so. Agencies will have 90 days to update their guidance and will report back to the president on their progress in 180 days.
The biggest draw for illegal immigration in the U.S. is collecting welfare benefits.
Non-citizens take advantage of that by having a sponsor in the U.S. to allow them to collect those benefits.
That perk will no longer be available if their sponsor must pay it back.