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President Trump is preparing to kick off a new plan to ban foreigners living in the U.S. who require government welfare from becoming permanent residents, a move that would save American taxpayers more than $57 billion annually.

According to a February report by Reuters, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) wants to know if foreigners living temporarily in the United States use public benefits — such as food assistance, subsidies for utility bills, or government funded child care. The agency would then consider their costs to Americans before granting them permanent residency.

The Department of Homeland Security has drafted rules seen by Reuters that would allow immigration officers to scrutinize a potential immigrant’s use of certain taxpayer-funded public benefits to determine if they could become a public burden.

For example, U.S. officials could look at whether the applicant has enrolled a child in government pre-school programs or received subsidies for utility bills or health insurance premiums.

The draft rules are a sharp departure from current guidelines, which have been in place since 1999 and specifically bar authorities from considering such non-cash benefits in deciding a person’s eligibility to immigrate to the United States or stay in the country.

“Non-citizens who receive public benefits are not self-sufficient and are relying on the U.S. government and state and local entities for resources instead of their families, sponsors or private organizations,” the document states. “An alien’s receipt of public benefits comes at taxpayer expense and availability of public benefits may provide an incentive for aliens to immigrate to the United States.”

That plan is now moving forward and could be enacted as early as next month.

Americans now spend some $57.4 billion a year to cover the costs of more than 10 million mostly low-skilled foreign nationals who have come to the U.S. in the last decade, a study by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine found. Just as many are expected to flood into the U.S. over the next decade.

According to a Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data in 2016, “immigrant-headed households use 41 percent more federal welfare benefits than their native-born counterparts,” Breitbart reported.

The average household headed by an immigrant (both legal and illegal) in 2012 consumed $6,234 federal in welfare benefits, while the average native-headed households consumed $4,431 in benefits, says the CIS report, which is based on data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation.

Foreign nationals and illegal aliens who sneak into the U.S. use nearly 60% more taxpayer-funded assistance than native-born Americans, the CIS study found.

Harvard economist George Borjas says the cost of foreign nationals sucks money away from Americans.

“Since 1965, we have admitted a lot of low-skilled immigrants, and one way to view that policy is that we were running basically the largest anti-poverty program in the world,” he said in 2017.

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Bill

    August 10, 2018 at 12:24 am

    That has always been the law and its about time it is enforced

  2. Tim

    August 10, 2018 at 1:14 am

    About time!

  3. Scott

    August 10, 2018 at 1:25 am

    Why are we paying non-citizens these benefits in the first place????? That is the law that needs passed. Not a citizen, to government support.

  4. John Campbell

    August 10, 2018 at 1:38 am

    I’m guessing that would also include school lunches.

  5. Joseph A Midona

    August 10, 2018 at 3:18 am

    DO IT, JUST DO IT !!!!!

  6. Ameriproud

    August 10, 2018 at 3:46 am

    Every non-liberal TRUE AMERICAN CITIZEN can thank the almighty closet muslim Obama giving our benefits to illegals that we paid for outta pur paychecks by our taxes. Benefits that black and white TRUE AMERICANS CITIZENS are turned down when applying. But yet that pos hussein 9bama and his crew of scummy DEMORATS take these law breaking individuals above us. Any TRUE AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO DON’T VOTEREPUBLICAN IN NOVEMBER 2018 IS NO DIFFERENT THAN THE LIBERALS WHO SUPPORT THESE SCUMMY DEM9RATS
    DEMORATS AND LIBERALS ARE THE RUINATION OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY FOR EVERY TRUE AMERICAN CITIZEN
    VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN
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    • Bert

      August 10, 2018 at 6:57 am

      I agree that welfare and our social security should not be given to illegal aliens. We have worked and paid takes for needy Americans on welfare and we paid into the Social Security Program for those that have worked for their pension and for those that were disabled while working. Enough has been stolen from the coffers of Social Security by the federal government. Leave our money along. It should be used for hard working Americans that have given our labor and sweat for our future in our later years. Illegals should come in legally if they wish to take part in our American System. We do not want any illegal to be a drain on our system and economy. Come legally or leave.

  7. Ameriproud

    August 10, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Every non-liberal TRUE AMERICAN CITIZEN can thank the almighty closet muslim Obama giving our benefits to illegals that we paid for outta pur paychecks by our taxes. Benefits that black and white TRUE AMERICANS CITIZENS are turned down when applying. But yet that pos hussein obama and his crew of scummy DEMORATS take these law breaking individuals above us. Any TRUE AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO DON’T VOTE REPUBLICAN IN NOVEMBER 2018 IS NO DIFFERENT THAN THE LIBERALS WHO SUPPORT THESE SCUMMY DEMORATS
    DEMORATS AND LIBERALS ARE THE RUINATION OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY FOR EVERY TRUE AMERICAN CITIZEN
    VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN REPUBLICAN VOTE REPUBLICAN
    TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020 TRUMP2020

  8. mike dar

    August 10, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Send back all the Mexican criminals we house in jails and prisons in America, we save another 50 billion a year. HEY!! we’re getting somewhere! Create a system where 30 billion a year in illegals wages don’t get mailed to Mexico…..
    Fix the overextended VISA problem, our ICE, DHS, and police free up funding for law enforcement..
    All told we are probably looking at 300 billion a year in cost for the illegal invaders.. just imagine America not having to borrow money to pay the interest on debt.

  9. FAST EDDIE

    August 11, 2018 at 4:19 am

    Trump 2020

  10. Mike Steeler

    August 13, 2018 at 2:37 am

    Seems like a no-brainer from where I sit.

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