Green Card Restrictions Begin

Consistent with 140 years of law

Yesterday, the Trump Administration began to implement its restriction of green cards for those immigrants who are determined to be likely to be reliant on welfare – to be “in the “public charge” role.

Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said, “It’s consistent with our law for over 140 years, it’s a core American value of self-sufficiency, and it’s just plain old logic – what country wants to bring welfare problems into its society?”  He added, “We’re happy to open our doors to people from all over the world, but we expect them to stand on their own two feet.”

He went on to say, “The reaction by most ordinary Americans that talk to me about this is, ‘I can’t believe we needed to do this. I can’t believe that welfare is available for people who aren’t American citizens or who aren’t already here on a permanent basis.’ They are stunned by that for starters and the idea that we would encourage that is not something I have seen much in the way of favorable response.”

Those who oppose the policy are concerned it will harm both immigrants and society over all by hurting those who are the most vulnerable among us.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Department of Homeland Security as it puts into place the enforcement of no green cards for immigrants on welfare.
  • About the overall need for immigration reform on many levels.

Sources: Washington Exeminer, Fox News


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