Two illegal immigrants sue the Trump administration to make sure they can receive federal welfare and still get green cards to remain in the U.S.
The CASA de Maryland Open Borders Group and two DACA illegal aliens are suing the Trump administration for its “government charge” law, which will save American taxpayers billions by ending welfare-dependent legal immigration to the U.S. The new regulation prevents legal immigrants from permanently resettling in the U.S. by acquiring green cards as long as they are discovered to have been used or are likely to be used.
Breitbart.com reports: The DACA illegal aliens, represented by the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) of Georgetown Law, want a preliminary injunction to prevent the application of the government charge rule while the case passes through the judiciary, calling for an “discriminatory” end to welfare-dependent immigration and suggesting that the rule is racist against non-white immigrants.
“The new law would allow immigration officials in an arbitrary and discriminatory manner to deny the status of[ Lawful Permanent Resident] to many immigrants,” said Amy Marshak, senior ICAP counsel in a declaration. “By design, this is. President Trump and his consultants have voiced encouragement towards non-white immigrants, and surveys have already shown that the new law will disproportionately impact colored immigrants. “The lawsuit seeks to guarantee that DACA illegal aliens, who have been lobbying for DACA amnesty for years, will be able to receive green cards if such amnesty is given despite the use of welfare by U.S. taxpayers.
“The new rule would expand the concept of a’ public charge’ beyond recognition, transforming someone who receives just over $1500 in food stamps or a few benefits at the same time into a’ public charge’ for less than a year,” said ICAP counsel Jonathan Backer. “That’s not what anyone ever expected to mean.” Despite outrage at the open borders lobby, Democrats, and establishment media, Trump’s pursuit of ending welfare-dependent immigration is hugely popular with Hispanic Americans and U.S. voters in general.
The recent Harvard / Harris Poll finds Hispanic Americans supporting immigrants who are known to have used welfare or are likely to use welfare by a majority of 56 percent, denying permanent residence. Likewise, a majority of 65% of Hispanic Americans said illegal aliens should not be permitted to benefit from welfare programs funded by taxpayers, as well as 71% of black Americans.
A Center for Immigration Studies research states that about 63 percent of U.S. non-citizen families use at least one type of taxpayer-funded welfare, while only about 35 percent of American native-born families are on welfare. This implies non-citizen households are using almost twice as much welfare as American native-born families.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated that granting amnesty to approximately 3.5 million illegal DACA registered and eligible aliens would cost American citizens at least $26 billion as approximately one out of five DACA illegal aliens would end up on food stamps, and at least one out of seven would go to Medicaid.