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Note how much this saves the US taxpayers from just the **legal** immigrants that want back in that have been on welfare.

Now imagine what happens when all the illegals have their welfare cut off.

Here's the press briefing from a short while ago where the new rule was announced:

h/t: @BreitbartNews and @JxhnBinder

@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Through their histrionic reaction to this, Trump will once again **force** the Democrats to **clearly demonstrate** they put immigrants far ahead of native Americans, especially ILLEGAL immigrants.

They really DO care far more about illegals than Americans.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder And yes, Trump could have done this LONG AGO.

It's true.

But how does knowing **that** stop you from asking yourself this question:

If he could have done it long ago, why did wait until RIGHT NOW to do it?

Ponder it really hard for a minute.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder If we're not going to allow LEGAL immigrants come in here and then live on taxpayer-funded welfare for more than a year, then the handwriting is clearly on the wall for the illegal immigrants.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder It's been the LAW since 1996 - for 23 years - that legal immigrants must avoid becoming 'public charges' dependent on gov't support while they are in the US.

Trump's action today is clarifying the definition of the term 'public charge'.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder "Since 1996 the law has required foreign
nationals to rely on their own
capabilities and the resources of their
families sponsors and private
organizations in their communities to
succeed."
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder "However Congress has never
defined the term "public charge" in the
law and that term hadn't been clearly
defined by regulation. Well that is what
changes today with this rule."
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder "Through the Public Charge Rule, President Trump's
administration is reinforcing the ideals of self-sufficiency and purse responsibilities ensuring that immigrants are able to support themselves and become successful here in
America."
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder "Our rule generally prevents aliens who are likely to become a public charge from coming to the United States or remaining here and getting a green card."
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder "Public charge is now defined in a way that ensures the law is meaningfully enforced and that those who are subject to it are self-sufficient."
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder "Under the rule a public charge is now defined as an
individual who receives one or more designated public benefits for more than twelve months in the aggregate within any 36 month period."
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder [So people who come here and then just get on welfare and stay on it via the LEGAL immigration system, their being allowed to do that is going to end.

Of course, the next step after this is the ILLEGAL immigrants who settle here & then get on welfare and stay on it.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Key point here: this is not just limited to people who receive FEDERAL assistance. Includes State & Local:

"In the regulation public benefits are defined as federal state
and local as well as tribal cash assistance for income maintenance and a small list of non-cash benefits."
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder I'm about to say something controversial, so brace yourselves.

Trump will finish the wall, but this has NEVER really been about a physical barrier on the border.

The **real** way you stop the flood of illegals is by CUTTING OFF THE $$$.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Trump had the D's all hysterical over the wall, wait until you see how they FREAK OUT now that he's going straight for those BILLIONS OF FEDERAL STATE & LOCAL TAX DOLLARS that Democrats use to support the new serf class they have been creating here in the United States.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Trump has mentioned several times that he will create a situation in which millions of illegals will SELF-DEPORT.

And cutting off the welfare benefits is going to be a huge factor in this.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Before Trump is done, you will have to VERIFY you are a citizen to receive welfare benefits. Democrats know this is exactly where this has been headed for some time now.

The election is 15 months away. Right now the focus is making LEGAL immigrants prove self-sufficiency.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Democrats will fight THIS new rule on LEGAL immigrants tooth and claw to try to delay what they know is the NEXT STEP.

Trump will FORCE these lunatics to show ALL AMERICANS just how hard they will fight to allow LEGAL immigrants to come here & become public charges.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder While millions of Americans are hurting in our inner cities and struggling to make it, Democrats are over there FIGHTING TOOTH AND CLAW to ensure immigrants [legal and illegal] can move here and then live off the public dime on welfare, staying on it for years and years]
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Do not underestimate the impact of watching this play out in the lead up to the 2020 election.

Trump will hold many rallies in which he will talk at length about how he's trying to fix a broken immigration system to ensure people who come here can support themselves.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder And you can bet he'll talk about how Democrats are fighting him every step of the way to ensure that millions of people who can't support themselves or their families can continue to come into this country, both legally & illegally, and then get on welfare and STAY ON IT.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Democrats have been on a 40 year plan to replace American lower class voters turned off by their increasingly far Left policies with an imported class of illegal immigrants supported by public tax dollars.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder I don't know whether you're aware of this, but most Black & Hispanic inner city people I've met who've voted Democrat all their lives are NOT far Left flaming socialist lunatics with a deep love for Marxism & anti-Americanism.

Far from it.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder These people vote Democrat because they bought into the lies that the Democrats CARED about them, and they are beaten down and they don't see any alternative.

But millions of these Black and Hispanic native Americans in our cities have been WAKING UP recently to the truth.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder These inner city voters are realizing Democrats, far from caring about them, have BETRAYED them.

In places like Baltimore, inner city Blacks & Hispanic American families are realizing the D machine politicians they've been voting into power have been planning to replace them.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder While their cities get billions in federal aid that somehow never seems to trickle down to the street level where they live, these Black & Hispanic Americans are watching these Democratic politicians put the interests and needs of illegal immigrants ahead of theirs.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder So these poor people in our cities are waking up to the fact that not only are these corrupt Dem politicians LOOTING and gorging themselves on all this federal aid money that was supposed to be helping them, these same criminals have been planning to REPLACE them.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Democrats have not only lost much of the white working class, they're starting to lose the Black and Hispanic working class too.

Trump has this way of trolling and goading the Democrats into making it crystal clear what they used to lie about, what they hid, obfuscated.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder No establishment GOP politician could do what Trump is doing on immigration. The blowback from the political elite, the media, Hollywood, Europe, it would be too much. They'd buckle.

Trump can do this because he is a true outsider. This is how he continues to expose them.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder This new rule declaring that legal immigrants have to meet a standard of self-sufficiency to be allowed to come in and then stay, everybody is going to see how common sensical it is.

And we get to watch the Democrats lose their minds over it.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder They **must** keep the billions and billions of taxpayer dollars flowing to the legal & illegal immigrants currently residing in the US who have made welfare a permanent part of their lives.

This is a voting bloc they've spent over 40 years cultivating.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Democrats in the last 8 months or so have already gone insane. They've enthusiastically embraced one electoral loser of a policy after another, going to extremes on immigration, abortion, climate change, gender issues, taxes, etc.

But you haven't seen ANYTHING yet....
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Trump just THREATENING to touch the huge waterfall of taxpayer money we funnel every year to millions of legal & illegal immigrants will send Democrats into a mouth-foaming frenzy.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Trump will say:

"Wow, if only Democrats fought as hard for YOU as they do to keep your tax dollars flowing to people who moved here from other countries and still can't support themselves after being here for years! Why can't they fight that hard for you too?"
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Look at the questions Cuccinelli got.

Democratic political activists disguised as journalists instantly grasped the import of this new rule.

It directly threatens a key voting bloc that Democrats have been creating and cultivating for decades.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Trump ran on immigration.

It's his issue.

He won because many American voters have woken up to the fact that their political elite class has been selling them out.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Inner city voters are waking up to the fact their federal $ has been looted while these elites plot to replace them.

Elijah Cumming's district in Baltimore got $16 BILLION in just one year. Where'd all the money go?

The people in his district obviously didn't see any of it.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Right after Trump made the entire country look at Baltimore and ask themselves "where did all those billions of dollars go?" he's now going to troll the Democrats into demonstrating to these inner city voters that IMMIGRANTS COME AHEAD OF YOU.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder They don't care about inner city Blacks or Hispanics UNLESS they are illegal immigrants living on welfare.

And American Blacks and Hispanics having this RUBBED IN THEIR FACES is going to continue to backfire on the Democratic party.
@BreitbartNews @JxhnBinder Trump knows exactly what he's doing.

He's going to get FAR more crossover votes from Black and Hispanic Democrats who are tired of watching this, especially after he **FORCES** Democrats to spend the next YEAR defending illegals on welfare as a way of life.
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