It’s difficult to determine what infuriates the Democrats more, that President Trump defeated Hillary, or that he is keeping his campaign promises – something that is a rarity in Washington. It just makes other politicians look bad when the president turns out to be a man of his word. Suddenly, those citizens who are not brainwashed have a standard against which to compare their own senators and representatives.
The economy is growing, businesses are announcing plans to build plants in the U.S., and illegal immigration is being cracked down on. There’s a lot to like there, and all the left has is their attempt to derail the president with the allegations of funny business with Russia. As if the Democrats don’t have enough of their own funny business that’s coming to light.
The president has announced the introduction of legislation in the Senate that would ban immigrants from getting any sort of welfare benefits for five years. In other words, immigrants need to demonstrate that they can support themselves before arriving in the U.S. This is not an unusual requirement and is one that other countries impose. The reason is simple. People should not come to the U.S., or any nation, just to get a life funded by the government.
“During Friday’s Weekly Address, President Trump argued the immigration reform proposal he put forward with Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) ‘ends the abuse of our welfare system, stops chain migration, and protects our workers and our economy.'”
Here are the excerpts from the president’s address regarding this legislation:
“And just this week, we announced a historic immigration bill to create a merit-based green card system that ends the abuse of our welfare system, stops chain migration, and protects our workers and our economy.”
“As an example, you cannot get welfare for five years when you come into our country. You can’t just come in, like in past weeks, years and decades — you come in, immediately start picking up welfare. For five years, you have to say you will not be asking — or using our welfare systems. As I said in my address to Congress, the time for dreaming big, bold and daring things for our country has begun.”
It’s important to recall that lack of government funding is not the same as lack of assistance. Private charities and organizations are free to set up and fund assistance programs to help immigrants as they wish.
What this legislation effectively does is take down the “Free Money for Immigrants” sign that has symbolically hung over our borders for too long and at too much of an expense to American taxpayers.
Immigrants who can support themselves and arrive in the country legally have much to offer here as we have much to offer to them. Legislation that supports this scenario is welcome and overdue.