Leftists improperly call any foreign national on U.S. soil an “immigrant,” and President Barack Obama’s new policy on this population aligns with a Leftist Think Tank associated with groups funded by benefactors like George Soros.
A likely factor in Obama’s decision to overturn federal immigration law is the Migration Policy Institute. MPI is a left of center think tank that came up with the report “Executive Action on Immigration.” Terms like “prosecutorial discretion” come straight out of that report. The report even has a copy of the presidential seal on it.
As a matter of fact, if you read the MPI report, it’s obvious the president opted to go with the think tank policy instead of federal laws passed by Congress.
The U.S. taxpayer covers the cost of these privately crafted policies. The Obama administration never mentions the cost of these policies. Congress doesn’t talk about it either. It’s likely no one even knows the full cost.
The Daily Caller said:
Acceptance of food stamps benefits, housing benefits, energy assistance, child care services, Medicaid and a wealth of other programs are all inadmissible in the determination of a non-citizen’s “public charge” risk, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
“Non-cash or special-purpose cash benefits are generally supplemental in nature and do not make a person primarily dependent on the government for subsistence. Therefore, past, current, or future receipt of these benefits do not impact a public charge determination,” Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) explain on its website.
The DC also points out something The US Report reported long ago:
In 2009, 57 percent of households with children under 18 headed by a legal or illegal immigrant were receiving payments from at least one welfare program, compared to just 32 percent of native U.S. households with children.
Taxpayers are not told what current policy on foreign nationals costs economically. We do know foreign nationals have more rights than U.S. citizens and bona fide immigrants. If we break the law, we go to jail or court. Foreign nationals enjoy “catch and release” courtesy of the “prosecutorial discretion” suggested by the think tank in 2011.
For contrast, consider what an American needs to do to be able to move to Mexico. Besides having “birth certificates, passports, marriage certificates, professional qualification certificates and diplomas, etc.”, the Website Mexperience said:
If you are retiring, be sure to have all of your pension and investment papers organized and to hand: the Mexican authorities may ask for proof of your income.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/August 6, 2012)
Related at The US Report