Immigrants on Welfare May Face Deportation

Immigrants on Welfare May Face Deportation

President Trump is already catching hell for his immigration policies, but he isn’t done yet. Now, his crosshairs may be turned to immigrants in a particular income bracket.
Trump has a sensitive hand on the pulse of America’s economy, and welfare is all but draining the life right from our very veins… and into those of immigrants who aren’t necessarily here to make better lives for themselves.
Yes, the Statue of Liberty does offer a written invitation to the tired, hungry, and poor, but Americans are also tired, getting poorer by the minute, and Vets and children are going hungry. And let’s not forget that Ms. Liberty was gracing the shores long before food stamps were being handed out.
Today, immigrants are coming here with the knowledge that they can get food, shelter, and even cash without ever landing a job. That is precisely what is NOT making America great. While people are yelling about how immigrants built this country, they don’t mention that the phrase is literal.
In the past, when immigrants came to our shores, they helped build this country in a physical and economic sense — with their strong backs and calloused hands. It isn’t the same situation at all today. Now, immigrants are draining the country of help that should be going to veterans and existing citizens who may fall on hard times. In fact, 51% of immigrants in the US today are on welfare and each immigrant household gets about the 30% more in benefits than households with American citizens.
If Trump does decide to deport immigrants based on whether or not they receive public assistance, it might be the best thing for America… whether we want to admit it or not. America is still the land of opportunity. It just can’t be the land of the free ride, or the rest of us will always be working to support those who can’t or won’t — and continuously bringing in more every day.