According to a report from the Washington Post, President Donald Trump is preparing an executive order with regard to weeding out potential immigrants who are prone to requiring public assistance and also to deport (if possible) those already living inside the United States at taxpayer’s expense, i.e. the ones abusing the welfare system.
The Washington Post claims to be in possession of 2 draft executive orders actually, and the second one is aimed at modifying the system through which the US gives immigrant/non immigrant visas.
The end-game is to control more efficiently who enters the United States by focusing on admitting those who are more likely to join the workforce, as opposed to welfare-shopping immigrants, thus reducing the fiscal burden on the American taxpayer.
It’s not clear if President Donald Trump already made a decision to enforce the aforementioned 2 drafts which are currently circulating among the administration’s officials.
A crackdown on immigrant welfare is nothing new, at least theoretically speaking. Just as a quick reminder, former President Bill Clinton (for millennials in the audience, he makes for the quintessential Democrat) received a standing ovation after he suggested the same type of approach in the 90’s and let’s quote the man himself:
“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.”
said Bill Clinton twenty years ago. President Trump’s immigration ban from last week was focused on preventing terrorism and boosting national security, but the new exec-orders, provided they’re genuine and put into practice would be in perfect harmony with The Donald’s campaign promises to create jobs and to protect American workers by restricting the flow of temporary laborers and immigrants who are driving the US workforce’s wages down.
There was no comment from the White House about the leaked drafts WaPo is claiming to be in possession of but we’ll have to wait and see about that in the following days and weeks, i.e. we must take these news with a grain of salt for now.
Source: The Washington Post