On Monday the Trump administration had issued a ruling to enforce a Clinton-era law that only issues green cards to those who could be financially self-sufficient and have never been dependent on any of the numerous social safety net programs the government provides.
This could end up saving taxpayers billions of dollars, since studies show around 63% of immigrant households are receiving some form of government welfare.
How did liberals respond to this? With the typical calls of racism.
Rep. Norma Torres slams Trump over his administration’s new rule that could limit legal immigration: “Where does he stop? It is this racism that he has instilled and these policies that he has implemented that is driving so much hate in our communities” https://t.co/vR60ZonFrP pic.twitter.com/VGibhulJs1— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 13, 2019
Donald Trump wants to use immigration policy to create an America in his own image.— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) August 13, 2019
His public charge rule is further evidence of his racist agenda that treats some immigrants as good, and others bad pic.twitter.com/TS3fK4Tuk3
And with the calls of racism now comes the lawfare that both the Attorney Generals of California and New York vow to wage.
This is yet another action by the Trump Administration to restrict legal immigration into our country.— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) August 12, 2019
Denying people a path to citizenship simply because they depend on public benefits is patently un-American.
We will fight back. https://t.co/0x1ljuF9N5
What are they fighting against though? Could it be saving taxpayers the billions that would not be spent on foreign nationals in the US? The reduction in possible future Democrat voters? President Trump stands firmly behind the rule change even with these attacks.
Trump on the new #PublicCharge rule: "I am tired of seeing our taxpayers paying for people to come into our country and immediately go on welfare and other things, so I think we’re doing it right."— Adam Shaw (@AdamShawNY) August 13, 2019