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Week of August 19, 2019

Week of August 19, 2019
Posted: Aug 22, 2019
Categories: Poll Questions
Comments: 16

Topic: Denying Green Cards to Immigrants Deemed Likely to Rely on Government Aid

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The Trump administration has issued a rule strengthening the ability of federal officials to deny green cards to immigrants deemed likely to rely on government aid. Do you support this rule?

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16 comments on article "Week of August 19, 2019"

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Leslie Key, 8/22/2019 7:11 PM

Yes, our government should deny green cards to immigrants who are deemed likely to rely on government aid. Our country is already over $20 trillion dollars in debt. We should have an immigration system based on merit, where immigrants are self- supporting and will contribute to our country and to our economy, not put us further in debt. Hardworking American taxpayers currently spend BILLIONS of dollars every year to pay for the needs of our immigrants. It’s insane, and it incentivizes MORE immigrants to come to the United States and ask for government welfare. The Democrats are only to happy to oblige them, because they see immigrants as a future voting base and a means to more government POWER. Democrats could care less what this does to our national debt, or even if it collapses our economy.

Other countries have an immigration system based on merit. Our current immigration system is a complete disaster, and I see no way of fixing it unless the Republicans can win back the House of Representatives and then pass immigration laws based on merit, where immigrants are self-supporting - not on our current system of chain migration and a lottery.

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Marilyn F. Booker, 8/23/2019 5:39 AM

This is no different than what my grandparents had to prove when they came here at the beginning of the 20th century. Just look at the manifests of the ships that arrived at Ellis Island to see the very questions these immigrants had to answer.

Somehow it appears that standards for admission into our country no longer exist - all in the name of "who we are." I need someone to explain to me how it is that the Democrats get to determine "who we are" especially since they were the party of segregation and denying voting rights to women. That's who "they are!"

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Jan, 8/23/2019 1:46 PM

Recent immigrants and those who are here illegally should be ineligible to receive benefits of any kind. However, legal immigrants who have lived here long-term and have made the US their permanent home should be eligible for the same benefits as US citizens with the exception of voting.

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judith lichliter, 8/23/2019 4:34 PM

All immigrants had to prove themselves when they came to this country. The "land of the free" doesn't mean that anyone coming here gets a free hand out for the rest of their lives and that of their family. If they wish to stay here they need to be citizens.

There is a process to go by to become a citizen. There is a person who lives in a church near my home because she refused to become a citizen and now lives free off the church. She wants a lot of attention now. She had plenty of time to become a citizen. I don't know her. Take responsibility to be a good American or leave. Trump is right don't let them in.

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Qatarvisa, 8/23/2019 10:52 PM

Yes, our government should deny green cards to immigrants who are deemed likely to rely on government aid. All immigrants had to prove themselves when they came to this country. Qatar Visa

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Yes. I agree with you Jan.

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K.L. Shillock , 8/23/2019 11:03 PM

Of course! Does anyone else see the idiocy of even having to ask this question?

We are spending ourselves into bankruptcy. We actually can't afford generosity in any form. There appears to be unlimited holes through which we are bleeding $$$$.

It should be Congress plugging the holes not the presidency but, at this point, at least plug this one.

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Lyn, 8/25/2019 12:23 PM

I strongly support legal immigration and oppose providing support of any kind to illegal immigrants. Nonetheless, I would like to know the cost of the rule and how we will measure its effectiveness. For example, will this rule require greater manpower and administrative costs and if so, how much? Will the rule be effective; in other words, will it decrease the number of indigent immigrants enough to justify any increased cost? How does this rule fit into a larger, comprehensive plan to manage immigration? Do we have a plan to combat opponents' claims that this rule targets low-income minority groups--something that will be particularly important in an election year?

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Donna, 8/26/2019 7:21 PM

NO, as a standing rule is a very good decision.

Case by Case is another story. Even then, there should be limits on humanitarian aid. I live in an area of Texas where many people were evacuated from Hurricane Katrina. That was in 2005, and they are still here, still in section 8 housing. How is that right?

Same type of issue, just how long is the difference between a hand up and a hand out?

I seem to remember my sister-in-law needed a 'sponsor', a person to support her if she couldn't. She went through that process, and is a citizen.


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Carmen, 9/1/2019 9:37 PM

I agree with the other ladies, NO more freebies to those illegals.

If they have been here several years, do not try to learn the language, and are still receiving assistance from the working taxpayers, it is time they go back to their country. Generally, low-income, no education immigrants take advantage of the benefits offered by our government. A Med doctor or an engineer would not become dependent because of pride. The more we talk about it and make the left see of their mistake, the more the rest of the world will understand that Conservatives are correct.

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