A Good Start: President Trump looks to ban welfare for immigrants

This is a good and logical first step in reforming our broken welfare system.  Via Breitbart:

President Trump’s ban on allowing welfare-dependent legal immigrants to resettle permanently in the United States would likely save American taxpayers about $1,600 a year per immigrant.

As Breitbart News reported, the Trump administration is set to roll out a plan in the next month that bars foreign nationals who need government welfare in order to live from resettling in the U.S. Such a ban on welfare importation through immigration has been eyed by the Trump White House since February.

Such a plan would be a boon for American taxpayers, who currently spend about $57.4 billion a year on paying for the welfare, crime, and schooling costs of the country’s mass importation of 1.5 million new, mostly low skilled legal immigrants every year. In the last decade, the U.S. has imported more than 10 million foreign nationals and is on track to import the same amount in the coming decade if legal immigration controls are not implemented.

The National Academies of Science released a report two years ago, noting that state and local American taxpayers are billed about $1,600 each year per immigrant to pay for their welfare, where immigrant households consume 33 percent more cash welfare than American citizen households.

It’s nice to see the numbers so clearly laid out.  $57.4 Billion dollars a year on immigrants, who we’ve been told are a great strength to us as a nation.  If it isn’t clear by now the key strength of immigrants to our nation is cheap labor for corporations.  Period.  Usually when I think of strengths I don’t think of people leeching off a government they never put anything into.  Nowadays you’re called a monster or a racist for even saying that.  That’s the state we are in.  That number will only increase if we continue to add the equivalent population of New York City just in foreigners every decade to our country.  The math does not add up and it will not end well.  And that of course doesn’t include those immigrants having children in that time, which they often do at a higher birthrate.

The country needs to grow up and have an adult conversation about immigration in the United States.  It would amount to suicide if we continue our current immigration policies and our current welfare program.  It will not do us OR THE IMMIGRANTS any good if we drown trying to help every single soul on the planet that is in some kind of need.  Yes, many situations are sad.  But we need to stop acting like children about this.  The right has kowtowed to the left and their feelings-based decision making for too long.  The United States can do far more positive in the world if we ourselves as a nation are in good financial shape.  I’ve posted the below video before but it really is the perfect illustration to show how fruitless letting in unchecked numbers of immigrants is.

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