Trump Admin Reinstitutes Clinton Immigration Law, Open Borders Advocates Melt Down

So, Trump did this

Democrats then worked very hard to ignore the Bill Clinton part

Trump admin announces rule that could limit legal immigration

The Trump administration released a regulation Monday that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the US by making it easier to reject green card and visa applications.

Paired with last week’s enforcement raids on food processing plants in Mississippi, Monday’s announcement amounts to a concerted effort by the administration to limit legal immigration and crack down on illegal immigration.

The rule means many green card and visa applicants could be turned down if they have low incomes or little education, and have used benefits such as most forms of Medicaid, food stamps, and housing vouchers, because they’d be deemed more likely to need government assistance in the future.

It will encourage “self-reliance and self-sufficiency for those seeking to come to or stay in the United States,” said acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli, appearing in the White House briefing room. In doing so, though, it’ll likely make it harder for low-income immigrants to come to the US.

When asked about whether the rule is unfairly targeting low-income immigrants, Cuccinelli said: “We certainly expect people of any income to be able to stand on their own two feet, so if people are not able to be self-sufficient, than this negative factor is going to bear very heavily against them in a decision about whether they’ll be able to become a legal permanent resident. “

For most people, this makes total sense. Why would we allow people to immigrate to the U.S. when they are just going to become wards of the state? In fact, this really isn’t any sort of change. To become a citizen, you have to be able to pay for yourself, so, this really isn’t much of a change. It is cute how they include the targeted enforcement operation against illegal aliens.

And, of course, you get things like this

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Monday evening that she plans to sue to block the rule.

“President Trump’s new public charge rule is yet one more example of his Administration turning its back on people fighting to make a better life for them and their families,” James said in a statement. “Under this rule, children will go hungry; families will go without medical care. I am committed to defending all of New York’s communities, which is why I intend to sue the Trump Administration over this egregious rule.”


Under current regulations put in place in 1996, the term “public charge” is defined as someone who is “primarily dependent” on government assistance, meaning it supplies more than half their income. But it only counted cash benefits, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or Supplemental Security Income from Social Security.

Who was president in 1996? Nowhere is the word “Clinton” mentioned. He isn’t mentioned by furry Beto O’Rouke, whose tweet is quoted. Nor the other Open Borders advocates.

This is something that most 1st World nations do. Want to immigrate? You have to take care of yourself and your family without government assistance. Heck, Mexico does this. Nations do not want to be letting in wards of the state and people who cannot contribute.

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9 Responses to “Trump Admin Reinstitutes Clinton Immigration Law, Open Borders Advocates Melt Down”

  1. alanstorm says:

    Only an idiot or a liberal (BIRM) could find this objectionable.

    “In doing so, though, it’ll likely make it harder for low-income immigrants to come to the US.” Yes, exactly. We are not obligated to absorb every person who wants to come here.

  2. Professor Hale says:

    Oddly enough, most Americans already thought this was the law all along.

  3. Dana says:

    Immigrants who come here with the skills, education and talents to support themselves and contribute to our economy are very welcome; they make the United States stronger.

    But immigrants with few skills beyond manual labor, who will be a burden on our educational, infrastructure and welfare systems we do not need!

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    It is interesting that to enforce two laws from the Clinton era, trump had to make a new 837 page “rule”.

    Trump (The White House) is, of course, lying.

    This is just another sop to his brown-hating base.

    • Doom and Gloom says:

      You know you do not care a bit about illegals. Its only a political opportunity to make the other side look bad, I bet in 2008-2015 when Obama was deporting those sonsobeaches for taking American jobs you were cheering him on.

      I bet when Bush was drone striking terrorists you were marching in the streets calling him a Nazi but when Obama the DRONE STRIKE IN CHIEF was killing kids non stop with 100’s of drone strikes you were silent. When Obama deported more illegals than any other president you were all on board.

      When Obama was separating children and putting them in cages their were crickets from the left. When Trump followed the same policies the left took him to court and turned it into a giagantic evil problem. The people know. Its why the left is going to be crushed in 2020. Perhaps not locally but by Trump he is going to absolutely TROUNCE his opponenet in 2020 because of the litany of lies by the left and the hypocrisy.

      • formwiz says:


      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Do you lose a lot of money on your bets?

        The new Trump rule is about legal immigration, not illegal immigration.

        President Obama didn’t make the demonization of immigrants the cornerstone of his administration, as has Trump.

        I roundly criticized Obama for assassinating an American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, even if he was an Islamist radical. Awlaki’s 16 yr old son, also a US citizen, was assassinated two weeks later by a drone strike. Awlaki’s 8 year old daughter was killed in a commando raid ordered by Trump. A good friend, a local Dem politician, thought the killing of al-Awlaki was justified but I disagreed. It’s bad policy, if not unAmerican, to kill American citizens without due process.

        Deporting those who enter illegally is justified.

        Anyway, I suspect you’re wrong about 2020.

    • formwiz says:

      How are they, of course, lying?

      And that’s what it takes when every Demo in politics is a lawyer.

    • Kye says:

      So Trump as well as those of us deplorable 60 million who voted for him (his brown-hating base) are all raaaaacists? How about these guys? They raaaaacist too?

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