Half of immigrant-led households collect welfare as admission rules go unenforced

Immigrants are supposed to be beneficial to the U.S. — so much so that federal law requires them to prove they won’t end up on the public dole if they are legally admitted.

But it’s a stricture honored more in the breach than in compliance, according to statistics obtained by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which found that of the millions of legal immigrants living in the U.S. and collecting welfare or other public benefits, only a single person was kicked out of the country over the last three years for becoming a public burden.

That seems to fly in the face of federal policies that, dating back to the very first broad immigration law in the 1880s, have demanded that immigrants prove they will be able to support themselves.

  • BillyHW

    Welfare is immoral and perverts people and societies.

    • It can when it is used to create an underclass.

    • Frau Katze

      One one of the reasons immigration worked well in the first place (before they opened the spigots in the 1960s) was that there was no welfare state,

      People who came in, say, 1890, faced a tough life.

  • Jim Horne

    A recent report states the lifespan cost of each refugee comes to $650,000. U.S.
    Paul Bedford, Washington Examiner http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sessions-obamas-syrian-refugee-plan-to-cost-55-billion-demands-it-be-killed/article/2576450

    Below are the projected costs If the Liberals bring in:
    25,000 refugees = $16.25 billion U.S.
    35,000 refugees = $22.75 billion U.S.
    50,000 refugees = $32.50 billion U.S.

    If the Syrian Refugees were truly refugees and not actually immigrants hitching a free ride on a Trudeau campaign promise, the decision to accept them in such large numbers would be a hard one, even on compassionate grounds.

    But, because the vast majority of the so called refugees are actually immigrants, the decision to accept them is not a hard one. It should be a resounding – NO. They need to get in line with other immigrants and go through the standard process of applying to immigrate.

    Is this refugee/immigrant two-step a bait-and-switch? Yes, you bet it is. So, why aren’t the Conservatives and the NDP raising hell in the House of Commons?

  • Frau Katze

    Wow, another shocked, shocked!

  • simus1

    Fake refugees provide an excuse to hire more social workers and increase the growing portion their ambitious high level bureaucrats can claim from the overburdened taxpayers.