Immigrant households, both legal and illegal consume 33% more cash welfare than American citizen households and 44% more in Medicaid dollars. This puts a strain on public services by a whopping 44 million foreign born people and translates to the average immigrant household costing American taxpayers $6,234 in federal welfare.
According to a study conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), more than 1.5 million foreign nationals who enter the country each year use an average of 57% more food stamps than the average native born American household, as reported by Breitbart.
The most recent Rasmussen Report poll finds that 62% of American voters support the Trump administration looking to discourage foreign nationals immigrating to the U.S. from using any taxpayer-funded welfare.
DHS officials say there are billions of foreign nationals who want to come to the U.S. and it’s only proper for the federal government to ensure that legal immigration does not negatively impact Americans, and that includes protecting welfare benefits for poor and low-income Americans.
In Australia, a merit-based legal immigration system exists where legal immigrants must have high English-speaking capabilities and cannot readily gain access to government welfare-a system that Trump has called for the U.S. to implement for years.
The importation of millions of low-skilled foreign nationals has put a strain on America’s working and middle class, causing stagnant wages, increased public costs and poor job growth.
Both political establishments, big business lobby, and the plutocrat apparatus is opposed to Trump’s plan that would reduce legal immigration levels to 500,000 admissions a year, down dramatically from the current 1.5 million allowed.
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