LA HANDED OUT $1.3 BILLION TO ILLEGALS IN WELFARE IN 2YRS: NEW COMMON SENSE IMMIGRATION BILL, MERIT BASED

Posted on August 4, 2017

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Fox: “Illegal immigrant families received nearly $1.3 billion in Los Angeles County welfare money during 2015 and 2016, nearly one-​quarter of the amount spent on the county’s entire needy population, according to data obtained by Fox News.
The data was obtained from the county Department of Public Social Services — which is responsible for doling out the benefits — and gives a snapshot of the financial costs associated with sanctuary and related policies.
The sanctuary county of Los Angeles is an illegal immigration epicenter, with the largest concentration of any county ​in the nation, according to a study from the Migration Policy Institute. ​The county also allows illegal immigrant parents with children born in the United States to seek welfare and food stamp benefits.”

“Robert Rector, a Heritage Foundation senior fellow who has written extensive studies on poverty and illegal immigration, said the costs represent “the tip of the iceberg.”
He said the costs of education, police and fire, medical, and subsidized housing can total $24,000 per year in government spending per family, much more than would be paid in taxes.
“They get $3 in benefits for every $1 they spend,” Rector said.”

Illegal immigrants come to America to be educated. Once they are, they leave. Pres Trump’s new plan, a new bill by Cotton and Perdue, was defined by Stephen Miller yesterday at the press briefing. The new merit based plan, the same used in other countries such as Australia and Canada, a point based system which requires one to be employed and to speak English, eliminates illegal welfare such as what is draining California.

Miller: “Australia has a points-based system, Canada has a points-based system, and what will this system look at? It will look at: Does the applicant speak English? Can they support themselves and their families financially? Do they have a skill that will add to the U.S. economy? Are they being paid a high wage? The last part’s very important because it will help prevent displacement of U.S. workers…
It eliminates so-called chain migration. So right now, what does “chain migration” mean? It means that if you come into the United States on a green card — and just so we’re all clear: A green card gives the recipient lifetime work authorization, the ability to bring in their family members. It gives them a fast track to U.S. citizenship, and with that all the benefits that come with being an American citizen.
And so, the individuals right now who are receiving green cards, they can bring in, say, an elderly relative who can immediately go on to public assistance if they about unable to support themselves financially. And then that person can bring in a relative who could bring in a relative who can bring in a relative. And that’s why they call it “chain migration.” And over years, that has massively deskilled the migrant flow into America and produced all of those effects I’m talking about.”


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Fox: LA made $1.3B in illegal immigrant welfare payouts in just 2 years

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