President Sinking To New Low To Reduce Legal Immigration Numbers

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Can you believe that it is possible for a legal immigrant to now be declared illegal if he/she even applied for “Obamacare” under the republican President Donald Trump’s current plans to cut back on legal immigration?

Nazis Germany anyone. I no longer consider this to be hyperbole.

Here’s the rest of the story…

On August 7, 2018, Julia Ainsley of NBC News penned the following report, “Now the Trump administration wants to limit citizenship for legal immigrants” (“The most significant change to legal immigration in decades could affect millions of would-be citizens, say lawyers and advocates.”)

Excerpts:

“The Trump administration is expected to issue a proposal in coming weeks that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens or get green cards if they have ever used a range of popular public welfare programs, including Obamacare, four sources with knowledge of the plan told NBC News.”

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“The move, which would not need congressional approval, is part of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller’s plan to limit the number of migrants who obtain legal status in the U.S. each year.”

“Details of the rule-making proposal are still being finalized, but based on a recent draft seen last week and described to NBC News, immigrants living legally in the U.S. who have ever used or whose household members have ever used Obamacare, children’s health insurance, food stamps and other benefits could be hindered from obtaining legal status in the U.S.”

“Immigration lawyers and advocates and public health researchers say it would be the biggest change to the legal immigration system in decades and estimate that more than 20 million immigrants could be affected. They say it would fall particularly hard on immigrants working jobs that don’t pay enough to support their families.”

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LOUIS CHARLES

“Many are like Louis Charles, a Haitian green-card holder seeking citizenship who, despite working up to 80 hours a week as a nursing assistant, has had to use public programs to support his disabled adult daughter.”

“Using some public benefits like Social Security Insurance has already hindered immigrants from obtaining legal status in the past, but the programs included in the recent draft plan could mean that immigrant households earning as much as 250 percent of the poverty level could be rejected.”

“A version of the plan has been sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget, the sources said, the final step before publishing a rule in the federal register.”
Reutersfirst reported that the White House was considering such a plan in February.”
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“A spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security said: “The administration is committed to enforcing existing immigration law, which is clearly intended to protect the American taxpayer by ensuring that foreign nationals seeking to enter or remain in the U.S are self-sufficient. Any proposed changes would ensure that the government takes the responsibility of being good stewards of taxpayer funds seriously and adjudicates immigration benefit requests in accordance with the law.”

“Miller, along with several of his former congressional colleagues who now hold prominent positions in the Trump administration, have long sought to decrease the number of immigrants who obtain legal status in the U.S. each year. And even before the rule is in place, the administration has made it more difficult for immigrants to gain green cards and for green-card holders to gain citizenship.”

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“Data from the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 indicates that the administration is on track for a decline in immigrants granted green cards by 20 percent. Data for the first two quarters of fiscal year 2018 for immigrants obtaining naturalized citizenship shows little change compared to the same period of 2016. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says they expect naturalization numbers to rise in the latter half of the year based on previous trends.”

“Four immigration lawyers practicing in Massachusetts, Virginia, Tennessee and California told NBC News they have noticed a spike in the number of their clients being rejected when seeking green cards and naturalized citizenship.”

“In a statement, agency spokesperson Michael Bars said, “USCIS evaluates all applications fairly, efficiently and effectively on a case-by-case basis.”

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“Contrary to open borders advocates, immigration attorneys and activists,” said Bars, “USCIS has not changed the manner in which applications for naturalization have been adjudicated, as the law generally requires that an eligible applicant must have been properly admitted for permanent residence in order to become a U.S. citizen. … We reject the false and inaccurate claims of those who would rather the U.S. turn a blind eye to cases of illegal immigration, fraud, human trafficking, gang activity and drug proliferation at the expense of public safety, the integrity of our laws and their faithful execution.”

“I DID EVERYTHING THEY ASKED ME”

“Charles, the Haitian green-card holder who works as a nursing assistant in a psychiatric hospital near Boston, said he was stunned to learn his application for citizenship had been denied. He had used a fake passport given to him by smugglers when he entered the U.S. from Haiti in 1989, but confessed to border officers and received a waiver from USCIS absolving him of his wrongdoing and allowing him to obtain a green card in 2011.”

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“Now 55, Charles is a homeowner and a taxpayer and thought obtaining citizenship would be a smooth process. “I thought in this country everything was square and fair,” Charles said.”

“But when he went for his citizenship interview in August 2017, the USCIS officers told him they were going to revisit the decision to waive the fake passport incident, meaning he could potentially lose his green card as well.”

Link to entire article (Video): NBC News: “Now the Trump administration wants to limit citizenship

See: Stephen Miller now wants to limit citizenship for legal immigrants – U.S/ Haaretz

See: Trump proposal would limit citizenship for legal immigrants on … – Axios

See: The immigration battle Donald Trump has already won – Vox

8 comments

  1. Gronda, you may want watch last Friday’s “Real time with Bill Maher.” Former GOP strategist Steve Schmidt, a Duke University historian and Maher make observations that are pertinent and scary. Schmidt said this the most important mid-terms ever. If the Dems don’t take the House, we may be ten years from being Trumpistan.

    Also, the historian said to ignore the rift between Trump and the Kochs. The Kochs play the long game and they have been concerned about the demographics since 1999. They are using ALEC to build their clout in states and want to call a Constitutional convention to amend the constitution. They already have 28 states and need 34 to call. The moves would be to favor a plurality rule.

    Maher was more brazen. He said the infatuation with Russia is due to it is all white. He cites a few Putin favoring quotes from GOP pundits over the last ten years. He noted that the Trump Russian connection may be all related to securing white rule under a more autocratic rule.

    This last part terrifies me because I have made reference to a possible conspiracy that said this might be all due to changing denographics. That was said partly in gest, but I wondered. Hearing these folks say it scares me. Keith

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    • Hi Keith.
      Favour Russian because they are white?….. That’s interesting for any very Alt Right folk in the USA who think Hitler was ‘not so bad’, since the Nazi ideology viewed slavs in particular Russian slaves as sub-human?
      Oh well, logic and historical knowledge was never a strong suit for that particular segment.

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      • Roger, when Maher showed footage from conservative voices lauding Putin five to ten years ago coupled with him cracking down on the LGBT community and freeing up religion, it revealed a strategy to curry favor from US evangelicals.

        Then along comes Trump who has been courted for more than a twenty years by Russia since US banks stopped lending to him. Season with Steve Bannon’s attack on all institutions that support globalism. With white Americans becoming a plurality and not a majority in twenty years, then it makes sense as a viable strategy.

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    • Dear Keith,

      Not only are the Russians racist, they are homophobic, anti immigration and they still suffer from a strain in antisemitism.

      President Trump being enamored of all things Russian does not translate well in the USA.

      So it would not surprise me if there have been those conspiring behind the scenes to lead up to this moment in time.

      I left the republican party because I detected this unhealthy strain of racism at play within it, big time. I am believing that this is the controlling factor behind President Trump’s success with his base.

      Hugs, Gronda

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