The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) serving under Joe Biden has started to once again welcome the immigration of foreigners with a history of taking welfare benefits funded by the American taxpayer.
At the beginning of 2020, the Trump administration initiated a policy known as the “public charge” rule that made it more difficult for foreign nationals to receive U.S. green cards if they had taken welfare of various forms such as food stamps, Medicaid, or taxpayer-funded housing programs.
Biden got rid of the policy not long after he assumed office, allowing foreigners who have taken U.S. taxpayer-funded welfare to have an easier time immigrating into the country.
USCIS announced the beginning of Biden’s new policy late last week.
“[Department of Homeland Security] will not consider receipt of noncash benefits (for example, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, public housing, school lunch programs, etc.) other than long-term institutionalization at government expense,” stated the agency.
Trump’s Public Charge rule was very popular after its inception in 2019. Approximately 6 in 10 Americans said they favored a policy that nixes welfare-dependent legal migration, including 56 percent of Hispanics and 71 percent of black Americans, per Breitbart News.
Legal aliens who take advantage of U.S. welfare are not the only migrants arguably being assisted by Biden. He has still refused to visit the U.S. border amidst numerous instances of record-high illegal immigration in the year 2022.
The White House occupant recently told a reporter he cannot visit the southern border as “there are more important things going on.”
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A 2017 study by the National Academies of Science found that state and local taxpayers are charged about $1,600 a year per immigrant to give them benefits and discovered that immigrant households use 33 percent more cash welfare than homes with American citizens.
Meanwhile, a 2019 study concluded that approximately 63 percent of noncitizen households utilize at least one form of public welfare, as opposed to 35 percent of native-born American homes.
Chart via the Center for Immigration Studies
Immigration to the United States by foreign nationals remains far higher than in any other country in the world—about 1.2 million immigrants permanently move to the United States while another 1.4 million foreigners take temporary work visas every single year.
Recent polling by Rasmussen Reports has revealed that the vast majority of Americans support lessening legal migration into the country.