While Donald Trump’s stance on illegal#Immigration is being softened to some extent, his former rival for the presidency, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas is going all out to block illegal immigrants from getting means-tested welfare benefits and from having a path to citizenship. Cruz has filed a number of amendments to an immigration reform bill that would accomplish both goals.
One amendment would block anyone who entered or remained in the country (by outstaying their visa) from receiving any welfare benefit or from being enrolled for health care insurance under Obamacare regardless of their current status. That means even if an illegal immigrant has his or her status legalized they would be prohibited from getting federal, state, or local benefits. Another amendment would block the path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
The two amendments would remove an incentive for people crossing the border illegally or overstaying their visa. The act of breaking immigration laws would bar illegal immigrants from gaining public benefits and from obtaining citizenship.Read the rest of the story HERE.
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