Report: Most Migrant Households Rely on Welfare


President Donald Trump’s Draft Plan To Exclude Welfare-dependent Migrants Is Justified By Data Showing That Almost Two-thirds Of Households Headed By Non-citizens Use At Least One Welfare Program, Says The Center For Immigration Studies (Cis).

“In 2014, 63 percent of households headed by a non-citizen reported that they used at least one welfare program, compared to 35 percent of native-headed households,” says the group’s December 3 report, which relies on federal data to track migrant use of welfare.

“A very large share of immigrants are unable to support their own children and turn to taxpayer-funded means-tested programs,” the report says. “In terms of the policy debate over immigration and the implications for public coffers, this is the central concern.”

The report was issued because pro-migration groups are asking judges to block Trump’s pending “public charge” regulation. The draft regulation would allow officials to enforce a long-standing, long-ignored law which says officials should deny green cards to illegal migrants or legal visitors who are a “public charge” when they ask for an “Adjustment of Status” to get green cards. – READ MORE

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