Buzzfeed reported on Monday that the Trump administration unveiled a new policy that will deny green cards to immigrants who use or are likely to use public benefits.
According to a filing of the policy in the Federal Register, this policy is set to take place in two months.
This rule was originally released this past September.
A step in the right direction, this move represents a solid effort by the Trump administration to curb immigration and is expected to face several legal challenges.
Traditionally, the Immigration and Nationality Act enabled the government to deny permanent residency to immigrants who were deemed to be a financial burden on society or considered as a “public charge.” In other words, they’re relying on government benefits for financial support.
Under this new rule, the government has the power to determine if someone is a public charge, thus enabling officials to no longer give out green cards to “those who have used or will likely use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP food stamps); Section 8 housing vouchers and assistance; public housing; or most forms of Medicaid.”
Sarah Pierce, an analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, claims that “This rule is the administration’s attempt to unilaterally implement a broad immigration reform. It will likely shift immigration away from Latin America and towards Europe, while disproportionately disadvantaging women, children, and the elderly.”
Analysis from the Migration Policy Institute found that more than 4 million noncitizens were in families obtaining SNAP benefits from 2014 to 2016. According to the Department of Agriculture’s most recent numbers, more than 39 million people participated in this program in June 2018. However, there was no breakdown of these numbers by immigration status.
USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli declared “For over a century, the public charge ground of inadmissibility has been part of our nation’s immigration laws. President Trump has delivered on his promise to the American people to enforce long-standing immigration law by defining the public charge inadmissibility ground that has been on the books for years.”
Although Trump has not scored many wins on immigration so far, this does look like a solid first step. He will likely campaign on this issue and further reforms based on how popular the immigration issue is among GOP voters.
Hispanic Oregon Candidate Fesses Up to Committing a Race Hoax
A race hustler recently admitted to writing a racist letter to himself.
Jonathan Lopez, a candidate for Umatilla County commissioner, fessed up to writing an anonymous racist letter on July 6, 2020.
According to the Washington Times, Lopez claimed to have received the letter in June.
But he then confessed to the police that he was the individual who wrote the letter, the East Oregonian reported.
Lopez is Hispanic and claimed that he found a letter directed to him which was allegedly filled with racist language on June 23. He published the photo of a typed letter on Facebook, which hundreds of users shared in a span of 24 hours. Since then, the post has been removed.
Things changed, though, when police did a follow-up with Lopez about the incident on July 3. Law enforcement officials recounted that Lopez confessed to being the author of the letter.
“The time spent on this fictitious claim means time lost on other matters, not to mention it needlessly adds to the incredible tension that exists in our nation today,” Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston said to the newspaper.
Edmiston then said the case would be sent over to the Umatilla County District Attorney’s office. From there it would be reviewed for initiating a false report, which is a Class A misdemeanor in Oregon.
Lopez ended up losing a primary election for a seat on the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners in May 2020.
In correspondence with the East Oregonian, Lopez claimed that he wanted to have a discussion with Edmiston about racism in Umatilla County. He used the letter as an example of the alleged racism that people experienced on a daily basis.
“I never meant to file a report, it just kind of spiraled out,” he stated. Lopez added that he “never meant to mislead” the public.
America is going through a late stage of political correctness, where all sorts of grievance politics is encouraged against normal Americans.
A polity with such internal turmoil is destined for social instability sooner or later.
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