The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has now formally proposed a new rule that would put an end illegal aliens getting taxpayer funded housing.
Housing Secretary Ben Carson said that the rule would bring HUD back in compliance with federal law that restricts illegals from getting free housing or housing assistance benefits.
Those rules were softened under the Obama administration… and who is surprised about that?
According to the Washington times:
“There is an affordable housing crisis in this country, and we need to make certain our scarce public resources help those who are legally entitled to it,” Mr. Carson said.
When the Washington Times broke the news of the rule last month, officials said it could apply to perhaps 32,000 families who have an illegal immigrant head of household claiming taxpayer-funded assistance.
The rule would require applicants to have their names and information run through the federal SAVE database to make sure they are no illegals.
Legal immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers would still be qualified for assistance as the law specifies.
Naturally, groups that support illegals are furious:
Still, immigrant-rights groups were incensed, calling the move an “attack” and warning of a rise in homelessness in illegal immigrant-led families.
“By stripping this basic need from families, it’s clear this administration is intent on using every avenue to stigmatize and destabilize immigrant communities,” said the New York Immigration Coalition.
The plans have been in the works for several months.
As Frontpage reported:
Under Obama, FHA rules had been bent so far backward that people who were not only non-citizens, not only non-permanent residents, but weren’t even legally here, were having taxpayers guarantee their mortgages.
The December letter by Senator Menendez, who had recently been on trial for corruption charges, Senator Booker, on whose watch the $100 million poured into Newark public schools dissipated, and Senator Cortez-Mastro, who had been accused of taking dirty money, claimed to be, “appalled that the Trump Administration would exploit a federal government program to deny Dreamers an opportunity of owning their own home.” But it was the Democrats who had exploited a federal government program meant for poor Americans to benefit not only foreigners, but illegal aliens with no right to be here.
Along with that, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is moving to block illegals from taking vouchers that are meant for low income Americans.
According to the Washington Times, HUD is moving to block 32,000 illegals from getting housing assistance because it isn’t fair to actual American citizens who are getting displaced.
“Housing and Urban Development notified Congress Wednesday of the new rule, kicking off a schedule of publication and notice and comment that could have the plan finalized later this summer,” the paper reported.
The plan would scrap Clinton-era regulations that allowed illegal immigrants to sign up for assistance without having to disclose their status.
Under the new Trump rules, not only would the leaseholder using public housing have to be an eligible U.S. person, but the government would verify all applicants through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) database, a federal system that’s used to weed illegal immigrants out of other welfare programs.
Making matters worse, Obama put rules into place to allow “mixed” immigration status families to get housing subsistence meaning the American people are subsidizing criminal illegals all across the nation.
Trump clearly aims to end all these bad rules.
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