A new report finds that immigrants (illegal and legal) are now using 60 percent more taxpayer-funded food stamps than native-born Americans.
The new study from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) found that the majority of the 1.5 million foreign-born people on food stamps use 57 percent more of the assistance than natural-born citizens.
According to Breitbart News:
Overall, immigrant households consume 33 percent more cash welfare than American citizen households and 44 percent more in Medicaid dollars. This straining of public services by a booming 44 million foreign born population translates to the average immigrant household costing American taxpayers $6,234 in federal welfare.
The welfare use of legal and illegal immigrants has largely been buried in news that President Trump’s administration is looking to discourage foreign nationals immigrating to the U.S. legally from using taxpayer-funded welfare. The plan is supported by 62 percent of American voters, the most recent Rasmussen Reports poll finds.
DHS officials say the Trump administration is carefully evaluating policy options that create a fairer legal immigration system for the country’s workers and taxpayers. Those DHS officials say there are billions of foreign nationals who would like to immigrate to the U.S. and that it is the proper role of the federal government to ensure that legal immigration is not negatively impacting Americans, which includes protecting welfare benefits for poor and low-income citizens.
If this isn’t more proof that immigrants are coming here to steal from our social programs and not coming here to become productive members of our society, then what is?
It used to be that people immigrated to the U.S. for the “American dream” of being able to succeed, prosper, and grow as a full fledged American. But, now it appears that people come here to sponge off other Americans and steal away as much government assistance as they can instead of becoming productive members of society.
As a result, the Trump administration has announced plans to lower immigration into the U.S. Again, according to Breitbart:
For years, Trump has called for the U.S. to implement a merit-based legal immigration system, similar to the controls implemented in Australia, where legal immigrants cannot readily gain access to government welfare and must have high English-speaking skills.
Trump’s plan – opposed by the plutocrat apparatus, big business lobby, and both political establishments – would reduce legal immigration levels from 1.5 million admissions a year to a more reasonable level of 500,000 admissions a year.
It seems that this move is warranted considering the fact that so many of these immigrants are coming here to lounge around on government assistance paid for by the rest of us instead of getting a legal job to add to our great nation.
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