Amid the race for the White House, many Democratic candidates have made a significant part of their campaign about supporting illegal immigrants and their ability to enter into the US without restrictions.
It would seem that they are making it a point to block or completely undo everything President Donald Trump has tried so hard to accomplish.
For example, the President has recently improved the “public charge rule” concerning immigrants. The original rule was put into place as a way to prevent illegal immigrants and legal green card holders from living off taxpayer-funded benefits such as welfare. At the time, the benefits of welfare almost always consisted of cash payouts.
Under the Obama administration, the rule was changed so that non-cash benefits would be given out instead. However, these were still funded by hard-working American tax dollars. And so President Trump has made even further changes in the effort make sure that American taxes are being used to benefit Americans and not those who would simply live off the system.
According to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) acting director Ken Cuccinelli, “This rule will cover, for USCIS, almost 400,000 people a year, whose applications to become legal permanent residents will include a meaningful analysis of whether they’re likely to become a public charge or not.”
The new rule goes into effect on October 15.
However, democrats are seeking to block this from happening, choosing non-citizens over hard-working Americans.
Leading Democrats filed a civil lawsuit in New York State, New York City, Connecticut, two liberal California counties, and Vermont. Its sole purpose is to block the new rule, which they say is “just another attempt to vilify immigrants.”
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said, “It makes it easier to unfairly target hard-working, lawful immigrants while sowing fear and confusion in our communities.”
But this logic seems to be a bit skewed.
Firstly, the whole idea of the rule is to stop those aren’t “hard-working” from taking advantage of a welfare loophole. Therefore, it would stand to reason that those legal immigrants are gainfully employed and independent wouldn’t need to use welfare money to make ends meet. Am I right?
Only those who are dependent on government funds and here illegally are taking part in this nefarious activity. And Democrats in Santa Clara, California all but made that clear. Santa Clara County Counsel James R. Williams said, “The Trump administration’s new rule is an unlawful, foolish attack on immigrant communities.” And he added, “It will hurt all members of our communities by reducing access to critical health and safety-net services that create healthier communities for all of our residents.”
Furthermore, those against the new rule, such as New York Attorney General Letitia James say that is entirely based on racism. She said, “The Trump administration’s thinly veiled efforts to only allow those who meet their narrow ethnic, racial and economic criteria to enter our nation is a clear violation of our laws and our values.”
Never mind the fact that over 63% of all non-citizen households are currently on welfare and taking advantage of government funds they can’t or won’t contribute to.
Let’s think about those laws and values that Americans hold dear. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness lie at the center of them all. They are what drive the “American Dream.” We dream of having a place to call our own, relying on no one, and building a life for ourselves that we can be proud of. To live out our passions and allow our children to be raised in a world where they can do the same. It’s self-sufficiency, it’s what the American Revolution stood for, seeking out a place of our own, to be run as the people saw fit, to live in happiness and peace.
Nowhere in that is the idea of handing out thousands of dollars for non-citizens to live here free of charge and without a care, to benefit from our hard work while contributing to society.
And USCIS acting director Cuccinelli agrees. He says that this new rule is to enhance the American Dream, “by ensuring people who are immigrating to this country don’t become public burdens, that they can stand on their own two feet, as immigrants in years past have done.” He says, “It’s not only a recipe for their success but for America’s success growing out of our immigration system.”