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The Trump Administration Wants to Punish Legal Immigrants Who Used ObamaCare

4yrs ago from The Week
The Trump administration is preparing a proposal that would make it more difficult for legal immigrants to obtain a green card or become citizens if they have used public welfare programs, NBC News reported Tuesday. The proposal would limit the path to citizenship or reduce the odds of obtaining permanent legal status for migrants who have ever used ObamaCare, children's public health insurance, food stamps, or other benefits. Experts say it would affect around 20 million immigrants, hitting low-income families the hardest. White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, who has been tasked with reducing the number of migrants who obtain permanent legal status, is leading the way on the proposal, reports NBC News. It would not require congressional approval. The details are still being finalized, but sources said a nearly-finished version of the plan has been sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget. In 2016, about 1.2 million immigrants became lawful permanent residents, and more than 750,000 became naturalized citizens. The Trump administration's new immigration policies have put the U.S. on track to decrease those numbers by 20 percent and 10 percent, respectively. A Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman said that the proposal "is clearly intended to protect the American taxpayer by ensuring that foreign nationals seeking to enter or remain in the U.S are self-sufficient." Read more at NBC News. Summer Meza
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Universal Basic Income Ditched in Canada, Even as US Cities Try Welfare Experiment

4yrs ago from Fox News
A Canadian city ditched a universal basic income welfare program this week after the government found it was “not sustainable,”—yet several American cities are still flirting with the idea to bring the scheme to the U.S. Ontario’s new conservative government this week said it would end the pilot program, which gave free government funds to people in low-paying jobs—instead of welfare benefits--in the region to test whether the money helped to improve health, education and housing.
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A Judge Has Ordered the Trump Administration to Stop Giving Detained Migrant Children Mind-Altering Drugs. Here’s What They Do.

4yrs ago from Business Insider
A federal judge found US government officials in violation of child welfare laws for putting detained migrant children on mind-altering drugs without a guardian's consent. The drugs are used to treat mood disorders, but can cause symptoms of those disorders as well, such as anxiety.
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Goals of Socialism & Christianity: Irreconcilable

4yrs ago from WND
The left has long painted its push for expanding government’s social welfare programs as the “Christian” way of government. But with the Democratic Socialists of America on the rise – a likely disaster for mainstream Democrats this election season – the strategy may be backfiring. In most of the country, Democratic candidates are wise to […]
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