Leaked Executive Order Reveals Trump Crackdown On Immigrant Welfare

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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.

A second draft order under consideration calls for a substantial shake up in the system through which the United States administers immigrant and nonimmigrant visas overall, with the aim of tightly controlling who enters the country, and who can enter the workforce, and to reduce the social services burden on U.S. taxpayers.

The drafts are circulating among administration officials, and it is unclear whether President Trump has decided to move forward with them or when he might sign them if he does decide to put them in place.

While Trump’s immigration ban last week focused on national security and preventing terrorism, the new draft orders would be focused on Trump’s campaign promises to protect American workers and to create jobs, immediately restricting the flow of immigrants and temporary laborers into the U.S. workforce.

The administration has blamed immigrants who end up receiving U.S. social services for eating up federal resources, and it has said immigrant workers contribute to unemployment among Americans who were born in the United States.


“Our country’s immigration laws are designed to protect American taxpayers and promote immigrant self sufficiency. Yet households headed by aliens are much more likely than those headed by citizens to use Federal means-tested public benefits,” reads one draft order obtained by The Post, titled “Executive Order on Protecting Taxpayer Resources by Ensuring Our Immigration Laws Promote Accountability and Responsibility.” The draft order provides no evidence to support the claim that immigrant households are more likely to use welfare benefits, and there is no consensus among experts about immigration’s impact on such benefits or American jobs.

WaPo goes on to note that the administration would be seeking to “deny admission to any alien who is likely to become a public charge” and develop standards for “determining” whether an immigrant can be deported after five years if that person receives a certain amount of public assistance, including Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Medicaid.

The second order, titled “Executive Order on Protecting American Jobs and Workers by Strengthening the Integrity of Foreign Worker Visa Programs” calls for “eliminating” the “jobs magnet” that is driving illegal immigration to the United States, according to a copy obtained by The Post.


The order would rescind any work visa provisions for foreign nationals found not to be in “the national interest” or in violation of U.S. immigration laws.

Economists are divided on the extent to which illegal immigration impacts wages, but generally find that immigration is good for the economy, including the immigration of low-skilled workers.

“The unlawful employment of aliens has had a devastating impact on the wages and jobs of American workers, especially low-skilled, teenage, and African American and Hispanic workers," the draft order says.


But the CATO Institute claims "when you compare poor immigrants to poor natives, poor immigrants are less likely to use welfare, and when they do, the dollar value of the benefits they use is lower," and The Migration Policy Institute claims that "refugee men are employed at a higher rate than their U.S.-born peers."

Bear in ind this is WaPo unsubstantiated reports and The White House would not confirm or deny the authenticity of the orders, and White House officials did not respond to requests for comment about the drafts on Monday and Tuesday.

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John Kerry-Heinz's picture

Progressive = All things old are worthless.   This includes old people, the American worker, 20th century warfare tactics, nuclear family, morality, Christianity, strong white males, well figured hard working women, coal, national sovereignty, personal responsibility, common sense, mental illness, personal protection, small business, heating your home with wood, slaughtering and butchering your own meat, self-sufficiency, well water, marriage, raising your own children, goodwill towards mankind, and the list goes on and on and on ............

One more thing, All news anchors you see on main stream news broadcasts (FOX, MSNBC, CNN, etc..) are not reporters they are ACTORS.  They are paid and instructed to create empathy and outrage as required

Antifaschistische's picture

I do not think of them as ACTORS...I think of these as hired propogandists that take their direction from a somewhat single source...the wikileaks emails pretty much gave away who they all got their daily agenda from.

knukles's picture



                   UNFUCK AMERICA

macholatte's picture

Bear in ind this is WaPo unsubstantiated reports...

Zero credibility.
You cannot believe anything they say anymore.

SWRichmond's picture

Its about goddamned time we stop importing people who will vote to send men with guns to my house to seize my output.

Fuck them.

bamawatson's picture
reports of private airplane under federal lock down on international arrival tarmac of JFK ;; authorities prohibiting occupant de-planing;; primary occupant is kenyan muslim african-NonAmerican;;; occupant unable to prove citizenship;;; is using connecticut SS#;; jerry rivers is reporting from the scene
Shift For Brains's picture

Late reports indicate that he is practicing his putting while under detention.

xythras's picture

Trump UNFUCKS America, and the cuck Trudeau is screwing Canada even more

Canadians=Shit for brains (no offense guy above me)

Canada Moving Toward Criminalizing “Islamophobia”

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Smart, Trump goes direct at the balls of the apparatchick, cut their gas pipe and fire all of them

Occident Mortal's picture

I smell bullshit.

Executive orders should never leak.

JamesBond's picture

Imigration Officer:  Why do you want entry into the country?


Imigrant:  Me and my 6 kids need welfare.


Imigation officer:  You're in.



Offthebeach's picture

Imigration Officer:  Why do you want entry into the country?


Imagrant.  "This is my second wife and six kids.  My first wife and three kids are back in Dungheapistan.  I collect their SSI, WIC, EBT, Section 8 voucher.  I send then $40 a month.  They have a milk goat.  I want to sign up my second wife and six kids.  It is their right, by law.  After them I will bring over, and send back wives three and four.  Do not discriminate or I will file a complaint you are racist!'

conyngry's picture

The area I live in (rural AL), the Mexicans down the road drive BMW's , Caddilacs, etc., so I guess they have it pretty good.

Ace Ventura's picture

That's also what I see frequently in central VA....tatted-up vatos, in various stages of overweightness.....driving benzes, escalades, and assorted Infinit/Lexus type rides, while yammering away on their $500 iPhone 7S Plus Extra Deluxe. Not all of them mind you, but enough of them to make one wonder just what the F**K is up with that.

SoDamnMad's picture

GRUGS... very profitable.

Bwana's picture

That's spot on. Here in California the Latinos even in the feral areas mostly drive Lexus and their 2nd choice is a Cadillac Escalade. 

Bwana's picture

That's spot on. Here in California the Latinos even in the feral areas mostly drive Lexus and their 2nd choice is a Cadillac Escalade. 

Watch Bird 1's picture

It would be so nice if an order like that really is in the pipeline.
Don't know whether USDA ever stopped advertising food stamps in Mexico.


AldousHuxley's picture

Imigrant: Family of 7 ready to share 3 bedroom house in the ghetto with 2 other families....near home depot. I pay rent in cash.


Slumlord: You are a Mexican Muslim refugee right?


Imigrant: Si.


Slumlord: OK. Here is my social security card. You pay taxes toward it.



ThanksChump's picture

That started back before November. Ready-standby until the swamp is drained and Trump tweets a funny cat pic.


I'm beginning to doubt the press's commitment to president Trump's natural sparkle motion.

unrulian's picture

I'm Canadian, and I have no argument; yes we are shit for brains.

Trump 2020

nightshiftsucks's picture

Hopefully we can save Canada and Europe after we fix the US.

mofreedom's picture

We can sell Canada to the Chinese.

RAT005's picture

My family has gone through the whole green card immigration process for immigrant spouses twice.  There is a significant amount of proof needed to demonstrate financial capability for supporting the new green card spouse.  The process takes nearly 2 years from China and Mexico.  All of these no welfare requirements are already in the immigration policy.  They just aren't being enforced en masse for future Democrap voters.

Raymond Reason's picture

A fiancee needs an American citizen sponsor who signs to place himself / herself on the hook for any govt support received by immigrant for 10 years. 

unrulian's picture

If the 9-irons are dumb enough to buy it twice.... they already bought it once

Savvy's picture

Why not? You already sold yourselves to Israel though I'm not sure you got such a great bargain. Perhaps you should just stick with buying hockey players.

ZD1's picture

Too late for Toronto and Vancouver, they've already been sold to the Chinese.

AldousHuxley's picture

They already do.

buy a home for $500k, you get special visa in Canada.


USA politicians selling visas too...google VISIT-USA Act

SoDamnMad's picture

I feel for you, man.    Lotta good Canadians working hard to support the scum.

Andre's picture

Here's another thing - What is a "phobia"?

It is an irrational, unreasoning fear.

I've met muslims that were great folks - they did their thing, they were not pushy or violent, etc.

But when we are talking about importing people that have SERIOUS "socialization" issues...

Like one guy said, "I don't have Islamophobia! I have gettingblowedupophobia!"

Dancing Disraeli's picture

I just want my pool to be reasonably poop-free. 

mofreedom's picture

They should work on banning arachnophobia first...they're all over me!!!

logicalman's picture

I'm hoping there's at leas ONE Canadian that doesn't match your description - me ;-)

But then I'm dual - Brit/Can

Maybe that leaves me out of your comment completely?

Nobody with more than half a brain can believe that criminalizing "Islamophobia" is going to reduce it in any way, surely, look at marijuana!

You can't legislate people's thoughts.

Your mind won't change if you don't ask it to. Think for yourself and spend some time informing yourself.

Stop believing the bullshit the controllers want you to. Divide and conquer is how the elites stay in power.

A good guy is a good guy, an arsehole is an arsehole - regardless of colour or creed.

Not one of your downs, BTW


turnoffthewater's picture

If you going to dream, dream big. Too much to hope for

JRobby's picture

He means us no harm!

Until he can get his hands on some guns and bomb building materials.

Déjà view's picture

'Californication' & Tejas...hopefully your 8-10 extra House Reps based on representation of those illegals comes to an end.

Hopefully Trump does not give in when business lobby complain retail sales are down...

Change law...House Reps...only for U.S. citizen/Green Card holder headcount! Why have illegals been included in equation? States with low numbers of illegals are underrepresented...

Gardentoolnumber5's picture

That is the real reason the commies want illegals, not only to vote but to sway the House for more collectivism.

Rubicon727's picture

Trump is our last hope. If he can maim the globalists (who are behind the facade of MSM blathering, Left-thinking idiocy of gender-ethnic based issues, etc. etc.) then we might have a chance for freedom.

If he fails then America, and the rest of the world populations will become impoverished; eventually living hand-to-mouth. You think that's foolish. No! These globalists like Buffett, Bill Gates, Zuckerberg, Soros, extremely corporate/banking powers will eventually eat the very life out of us. THAT'S how evil they are.

THEY are a vast plague that is butchering the entire planet and ALL of its residents.

yogibear's picture

Paying for illegals that drain the taxpayers.

glenlloyd's picture

If you talk to liberals about this they'll tell you that these welfare benefits are part of the social safety net that we all agreed to, to which I always respond no, I never agreed to any of this for anyone.

You can pretend that we all agreed to this all you want, doesn't make it so, kind of like the repitition of a lie in order to try and make it seem like the truth.

Tax payers never agreed to the spending of tax dollars on illegals, it's something the democrats did because they wanted to votes.

Cut it off now.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Only relevant from a person's OWN Purchase Date.

How many bought a lot of it on Jan. 1, 2017, so that it's worth tracking from YTD?  No one here, I bet.