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Trump Signs Memo to Enforce Clinton-Era Law Requiring Immigrant Sponsors to Pay for Welfare Use

The 1996 law, which has never been enforced, requires sponsors of immigrants to pay for the social services used by those whom they sponsored.

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President Donald J. Trump Thursday signed a memorandum requiring the enforcement of a 1996 law passed by the administration of president William J. Clinton which requires the sponsors of American immigrants to pay for any social services used by those immigrants.

“Under the provision, each future sponsor of an immigrant would need to sign an affidavit that would spell out the financial responsibilities for the sponsored immigrant and create a collection mechanism to recover funds from the sponsor,” Fox News said. “The Department of Health and Human Services is to collect the data of the sponsors and the immigrants, while the Treasury Department would collect the funds.”

Enforcing the decades-old law is part of Trump’s plan to move the United States to a merit-based immigration system. The goal is to create a system of accountability for those who sponsor immigrants, in order to make sure that the immigrants do not become a drain on the American taxpayer.

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“Our plan will transform America’s immigration system into the pride of our nation and the envy of the modern world,” Trump said in a Rose Garden press conference.

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The move is a step in the right direction, as Trump’s immigration initiatives have been blocked by both Democrats and establishment Republicans.

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As illegal border crossings surge, Democrats blocked a meaningful amount of wall funding in the 2019 federal budget. President Donald J. Trump declared a National Emergency to address the issue, with plans to divert Department of Defense funding for the project, for which several heavily-blue states immediately sued his administration.

In addition to failing to deliver wall funding during 2017 and 2018, 12 Republican Senators voted against the president’s emergency wall funding, including Sens. Mitt Romney (R-U

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Arizona Sheriff Slams Biden’s ‘America Last’ Border Policy: “Built Roads for the Cartels”

This Arizona sheriff is witnessing the costs of an open border.

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Cochise County, Arizona Sheriff Mark Dannels is slamming President Joe Biden’s America Last border and immigration policies, reporting a spike in human smuggling, drug trafficking and illegal immigration. Cochise County covers more than 80 miles of the US-Mexico border, and wall construction was occurring in the county when Joe Biden cancelled all new border wall.

Dannels pointed to the cancellation of wall construction as a factor creating security risks in itself, with more regions of the border totally unaccounted for by contractors and construction companies now absent from the scene. “We just built roads for the cartels,” he said of Biden’s wall cancellation in remarks provided to the Washington Times.

Dannels recounted the overwhelming support for a border wall among his constituents, pointing to it as an effective force in deterring criminal activity and preserving the resources of the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department.

One area that’s wide open right now, we’re getting five to six groups a day,” he said. ”It’s almost worse than it was before. We just built them infrastructure.

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It’s a product of politics within policing,” the sheriff said in a Fox News appearance when asked about the cancellation of wall construction. “And I’ve always said that they had no business in our business, in the business of policing what we do on this border in our communities. When President Biden rescinded the emergency order on the southwest border, it stopped resources and stopped construction on our border.

Dannels is recounting the CCSO’s camera system detecting double the amount of illegal aliens in recent months as he saw during the Trump administration, even with border infiltration usually lower in the winter months. He’s expecting the problem to worsen, with Biden promising to enact a series of pro-migration policies in promises to the President of Mexico and Central American governments.

Dannels also is pointing to the health risks of an open border, with illegal aliens merely processed and released into American communities without so much as a COVID test.

Biden administration officials are quietly expecting a a tidal wave of illegal immigration in the spring, with border arrests at their highest levels since 2006 in February.


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