Seemingly following the proposals of Bill Clinton (and Ron Paul), The Washington Post reports that a leaked document shows the Trump administration is planning to crackdown on current, and would-be, immigrants who are likely to require public assistance.
After Bill Clinton received a standing ovation for suggesting crackdown on immigrant welfare...
"We are a nation of immigrants.. but we are a nation of laws"
"Our nation is rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country...
Illegal immigrants take jobs from citizens or legal immigrants, they impose burdens on our taxpayers...
That is why we are doubling the number of border guards, deporting more illegal immigrants than ever before, cracking down on illegal hiring, barring benefits to illegal aliens, and we will do more to speed the deportation of illegal immigrants arrest for crimes...
It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws that has occurred in the last few years.. and we must do more to stop it."
And following Ron Paul's advice this week that the solution to really addressing the problem of illegal immigration, drug smuggling, and the threat of cross-border terrorism is clear:
Remove the welfare magnet that attracts so many to cross the border illegally, stop the 25 year US war in the Middle East, and end the drug war that incentivizes smugglers to cross the border.
The various taxpayer-funded programs that benefit illegal immigrants in the United States, such as direct financial transfers, medical benefits, food assistance, and education, cost an estimated $100 billion dollars per year. That is a significant burden on citizens and legal residents. The promise of free money, free food, free education, and free medical care if you cross the border illegally is a powerful incentive for people to do so. It especially makes no sense for the United States government to provide these services to those who are not in the US legally.
The Washington Post reports that The Trump administration is considering a plan to weed out would-be immigrants who are likely to require public assistance, as well as to deport — when possible — immigrants already living in the United States who depend on taxpayer help, according to a draft executive order obtained by The Washington Post.
How about "MUST BE DEPORTED"
Yes we are a nation of immigrants BUT most of the immigrants that built America came through Ellis island and where checked for disease and other things before they where allowed to enter.
I wish the hell everyone would stop using the term "immigrants"
We WERE a nation of immigrants once. Immigrants came here wanting to be part of the American dream. They wanted to become citizens, to assimilate into the culture, learn the language. obeyed the laws of the US and the Constitution. They pledged allegiance to the United States, some even dying in the wars on our behalf and against the nations they left (Germany, Italy, Japan)
The rabble we have coming now are ILLEGAL ALIENS. They are lawbreakers, DEMANDING, not asking, DEMANDING we change to accommodate them, accept their hellhole cultures, learn THEIR language as a second or third language, RESPECT them while they DISRESPECT everything this country fought and died for. They want to fly THEIR flag and flaunt their trash cultures. IF THEY ARE SO GREAT, WHY IN THE HELL ARE THEY COMING HERE? You want Sharia law? Stay the hell where you are or go to a country that HAS Sharia. We don't need nor want it here!
After 36+ years in the Army, and at my age, I don't give a good flying **** what they THINK, WANT, DEMAND! And all the bleeding hearts in America that have never had to fight for their freedom, if that's what YOU want, pack up and take that scum with you to their hellholes.
Well said Joe... they can all go to hell. I am like you just to old to put up with this insanity much longer.
AND the term "refugees". Very few are actual refugees.
Absolutely, the term refugee in international law is very explicit... Many of those coming here are not 'refugees'... they are economic opportunist.
And Jihadist INVADERS. I hope I'm still around when the shooting starts. I need the target practice!!
Thank you for your comments. Thank for your 36 years of service to our country.
My research shows that most of this uprising is backed by muslims. I have posted many times on here that they are our greatest threat.
The American people don't have a clue as to what is really going on in the rest of the world. Only those of us that have served and been to some of those countries understand. All we can do us try to warn them and if they don't listen, we will have many years of hard living in the land of the free. I don't know how old you are, but I am 75 and probably won't have to endure what is in store for America, but I sure worry about my kids and grand kids.
I am sure you and Col. Nelson would both agree, that if it was required to serve at least two years serving your country, we wouldn't be in the situation.
Jim Lakes, RD2 USN 60'-64'
I would wholeheartedly cheer for a "public service" (military, civil, other)requirement for everyone from age 18 to about 30. I was a snotty nosed "kid" at 18-1/2 when I joined the Army in 1955, and it didn't take long for those crusty WW2 and Korean War NCO's to knock the snot out and grow me up! Times were different then, also, but there is a LOT of "growing up" needs to be done in this country!
Thanks for YOUR service as well.
I agree we need to end the experiment in an all volunteer army... our founding father's feared such an army and installed a militia requirement as the primary basis for our National defense... Every able bodied man between the ages of 18 and 45 should be required to serve at least 2yrs of compulsory military service... and 4yrs of reserve service (2wks a year)
America needs a Citizen Army... One, that has its roots directly tied to the people... We don't need a regimented, professional military, which is subject to becoming isolated and separated from the people and their daily struggle to live. Our strength, as a nation, lies in maintaining millions of combat proficient men, who have served in the military ... Civilians capable of responding to a serious external national threat on a moments notice... veterans.
Today, veterans are becoming a rare commodity... with fewer combat aged civilians having any military training the pool of veterans in the US is rapidly dying off. If America were invaded today and needed to raise several million men to combat the invaders, she may not have the time to train or raise up men capable of responding effectively to such an attack.
In addition, a professional army is more open to regimentation and indoctrination... The professional army's environment is controlled, making it easier to convince them to take up arms against civilians... the citizens of the US. A conscripted/draft Army would be much more difficult to persuade to take up arms against their families and friends at home... to convince them that they are rebels.
Finally, a conscripted military is much less expensive than an all volunteer military.. pay scales are less, retirement cost go way down, and the commitment to providing long term family support systems would be considerably less... The military would be staffed by a much younger force, in general, and health costs would go down. The resulting savings, for a conscripted military could also be used to fund more and better weapons systems, equipment, and advanced war fighting technologies.
Reinstate the Draft... and do it quickly.