Skip to comments.CRUZ SEEKS TO PERMANENTLY BLOCK ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM ALL WELFARE
Posted on 05/08/2013 3:08:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) aims to block any illegal immigrant from ever receiving any state, local, or federal welfare or public benefits with a series of amendments to the immigration reform bill currently under review in the U.S. Senate.
Cruz has filed five amendments to the bill. The one currently marked Cruz 2 on the Senate Judiciary Committee website (the amendments have not yet received official numbers) has a stated purpose to provide that aliens who have entered or remained present in the United States while not in lawful status shall not be eligible for means-tested benefits.
The amendment would insert language into the bill that specifically says no illegal immigrant who broke the law to enter or stay in the country shall be eligible for any Federal, State, or local government means-tested benefit, nor shall such alien be eligible for any benefit under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pub. L. 111-148), regardless of the aliens legal status at the time of application for such benefit.
In short, without citizenship, even if Americas millions of illegal immigrants received temporary legalization or eventually green cards and permanent legalization, they could never be eligible for any public benefits or welfare, including Obamacare.
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Damn straight. No welfare for illegals.
One good man DOES make a difference.
I LOVE SENATOR TED CRUZ!
This should be a stand alone bill. Enforce the law!!
It’s pretty sad actually that only one member of Congress has his head screwed on straight.
Ted Cruz is a breath of fresh air, God Bless him!!!
The weak point in his plan is the Judiciary.
Sen. Cruz gets it!
I hope his love for our country convinces others in D.C. to join him.
They will be on the road back to Mexico.
Giving illegal aliens welfare already violates a number of federal laws including those about giving aid to illegals.
Any new law would be ignored just the same.
Yes. Very very sad for the future of our country.
I liked the proposal that they could never acquire citizenship...meaning they cannot vote. THAT would make this whole thing FAIR!
Damn tootin’ And where is McConnell and the rest of the ‘GOP leadership’?? Crappin’ their britches to get through their next paycheck/election.
Pathetic. Unfort. I have Rubio, one of the 8 back-stabbers....no chance to bend his ear.
This should be no problem. Rubio has assured us there will be no welfare for anyone legalized under his bill anyway.
Yup. You can bet your bottom dollar that as soon as they’re granted “legal status” with or without citizenship, then they’ll get all bennies and rights, including voting. The demoncrats (and McCain, et al) will demand it and the courts will push it through. Rubio is an idiot and traitor for crossing the aisle with this nation wrecking crap!
see my post 17 below.
Hell yeah, no free lunch.
The concern I have with this stipulation is does it pave a path for Cruz to vote ‘yay’. If so, it would be a bad thing, as it potentially helps pass a bill that still has other unacceptable parts (ie, impenetrable southern border, anchor babies, etc). OTOH, if a “poison amendment” is found to kill the bill, that would be a good thing...