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  • U.S. pledges billions in aid to develop Central America, curb migration

    12/18/2018 11:58:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 18, 2018 | by Anthony Esposito
    MEXICO CITY - The United States is committing billions of dollars toward development in Central America and Mexico, as part of a plan to strengthen economic growth in the region and curb illegal immigration, the U.S. and Mexican governments said on Tuesday. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been seeking to persuade U.S. counterpart Donald Trump to work with Mexico to develop Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, as well as Mexico’s poorer south to stem the flow of migrants. However, Trump’s threats to slash aid to the region if illegal immigration was not contained have persistently raised doubts about...
  • Billionaire Koch Brothers: ‘Serious Mistake’ to End Welfare-Dependent Immigration to U.S.

    12/15/2018 5:24:02 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 14, 2018 | John Binder
    The pro-mass immigration Koch brothers say ending welfare-dependent immigration to the United States would do “serious harm” to the nation and be a “serious mistake.” President Trump’s administration is looking to implement a policy that protects American taxpayers’ dollars from funding the mass importation of welfare-dependent foreign nationals by enforcing a “public charge” rule whereby legal immigrants would be less likely to secure a permanent residency in the U.S. if they have used any forms of welfare in the past, including using Obamacare, food stamps, and public housing. The immigration controls would be a boon for American taxpayers in the...
  • Joe Scarborough in 1995-welfare turned cities into war zones worse off than third world countries

    12/13/2018 4:24:13 PM PST · by TakebackGOP · 17 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 3/24/1995
    "MR. SPEAKER.[...]WE HAVE STOPPED OR BEGUN THE PROCESS OF STOPPING A PROCESS THAT FOR 30 YEARS HAS ENCOURAGED DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR THAT HAS REWARDED ILLEGITIMACY, THAT'S PAID PEOPLE NOT TO WORK, THAT'S BROKEN DOWN FAMILIES, THAT'S TORN APART COMMUNITIES, AND HAS TURNED THOSE INNER CITIES THAT WE HEAR SO MUCH ABOUT INTO WAR ZONES THAT ARE AT TIMES WORSE OFF THAN CONDITIONS IN THIRD-WORLD COUNTRIES. OUR WELFARE REFORM BILL THAT SUPPOSEDLY IS GOING TO BE SO HARMFUL TO EVERYBODY JUST REQUIRES A FEW BASIC THINGS. AND UNFORTUNATELY, I HAVE TO DISAGREE WITH THE LAST SPEAKER. THERE'S NOTHING UN-AMERICAN OR DISLOYAL ABOUT...
  • Family breakdown explains social unrest

    12/12/2018 11:55:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Star Parker ^ | December 11, 2018 | Star Parker
    Weakening of the family generally occurs in an environment of weakening of religion. As France is gripped by civil disorder, many commentators identify, quite correctly, as the culprit the outsized burden that France's bloated welfare state places on its citizens. According a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the highest tax burden in the industrialized world is in France — 46.1 percent of GDP. In the United States, it is 27 percent, which includes taxes paid at all levels of government — federal, state and local. Welfare state spending in France is 32 percent of GDP,...
  • Farm Bill deal reached without food stamp work requirement expansion

    12/12/2018 6:05:57 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    The News Star ^ | 12/12/18 | Greg Hilburn
    The Senate passed the bill Tuesday on an 87-13 vote, although Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy was a no, criticizing the "missed opportunity to reform" the food stamp program. Congress has reached a compromise deal on a new Farm Bill to set agriculture policy for five years, but it won't expand work requirements for food stamps, which had been a priority of U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham of Louisiana and President Donald Trump. The Senate passed the bill Tuesday on an 87-13 vote, although Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy was a no, criticizing the "missed opportunity to reform" the food stamp...
  • Over 30 cities oppose Trump proposal on immigration benefits

    12/11/2018 5:49:00 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/18 | Rafael Bernal
    A coalition of 32 cities led by New York and Chicago have come out in opposition to a Trump administration proposal that would link welfare and immigration benefits. In the multi-city comment, representatives argued that the proposed rule from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) violates the Administrative Procedure Act, among other federal laws. “We’re standing with New York and other cities in this comment letter because we believe this rule change is not only cruel, but illegal,” said District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine. The dozens of cities joined advocacy groups in filing public comments against the USCIS...
  • Study: More than 7-in-10 California Immigrant Households Are on Welfare

    12/07/2018 12:08:19 PM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Dec 2018 | John Binder
    More than 7-in-10 households headed by immigrants in the state of California are on taxpayer-funded welfare, a new study reveals. The latest Census Bureau data analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) finds that about 72 percent of households headed by noncitizens and immigrants use one or more forms of taxpayer-funded welfare programs in California — the number one immigrant-receiving state in the U.S. Meanwhile, only about 35 percent of households headed by native-born Americans use welfare in California.
  • To Make America Richer, Help Poor Children [Immigration Households]

    12/07/2018 6:57:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 6, 2018 | David L. Kirp
    Recent Republican attempts to weaken the social safety net have one big thing in common: The pain they would inflict on poor children could last a lifetime. This is not only miserly but also shortsighted. Research shows that safety net programs keep children in school and out of trouble, and increase their chances of being healthier and living longer. All of this has a positive effect on our economy. In August, the Trump administration said it was considering a rule that would penalize green card applicants if anyone in their family had ever relied on a safety net program, such...
  • Farm Bill Deal Eliminates SNAP Work Requirements

    12/06/2018 8:09:45 AM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | November 29, 2018
    Lawmakers say they have reached a deal on the massive farm bill, which has been hung up for weeks over demands by President Trump and House Republicans for new work requirements for food stamp recipients. Negotiators have agreed to jettison those requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which were included in the House version of the bill but not the Senate version. However, the White House has not yet signed off on the agreement and House conservatives may not support a bill that lacks work requirements.
  • Tucker Carlson: The media storyline on immigration never changes -- it's mindless and predictable

    12/05/2018 7:56:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2018 | Tucker Carlson
    For more than a year now, the media storyline on immigration has been as mindless and predictable as a Jim Acosta script. The talking points never change, it doesn’t matter what the story is. It could be the caravan. Or family separation. Sanctuary cities. Even MS-13. The details are irrelevant. Immigration is always good, whether it’s legal or not because immigrants are always good.-- It doesn’t matter where they’re from or how much English they speak, or how they’ve lived their lives or what they’ve done before. Immigrants are the heart of America. By definition, they’re impressive, much more impressive...
  • Nearly Two-Thirds Of Non-Citizen Households In America Are On Welfare

    12/04/2018 9:01:58 PM PST · by vannrox · 36 replies
    Liberty Nation ^ | 5DEC18 | Joe Schafer
    Another day, another revelation as the great fleecing of the U.S. taxpayer continues unabated. Let’s begin at the beginning.  Forty percent of Americans are now born out of wedlock.  Single parent families are associated with a long list of social maladies: “Children who grow up with only one of their biological parents (nearly always the mother) are disadvantaged across a broad array of outcomes. . . . they are twice as likely to drop out of high school, 2.5 times as likely to become teen mothers, and 1.4 times as likely to be idle — out of school and out of work...
  • Census confirms: 63 percent of ‘non-citizens’ on welfare, 4.6 million households

    12/04/2018 7:03:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/04/2018 | Paul Bedard
    A majority of “non-citizens,” including those with legal green card rights, are tapping into welfare programs set up to help poor and ailing Americans, a Census Bureau finding that bolsters President Trump’s concern about immigrants costing the nation. In a new analysis of the latest numbers, from 2014, 63 percent of non-citizens are using a welfare program, and it grows to 70 percent for those here 10 years or more, confirming another concern that once immigrants tap into welfare, they don’t get off it. The Center for Immigration Studies said in its report that the numbers give support for Trump’s...
  • My Proposal for a Brexit Deal

    12/03/2018 2:41:03 PM PST · by Brian Griffin · 7 replies
    Brian Griffin | 12/03/2018 | Brian Griffin
    The basic principle of a Brexit deal should be for as little change for EU & UK citizens and businesses as possible. UK INDEPENDENCE The UK shall be legally independent of the EU, except via this agreement, and its successors, effective 1 April 2019. Except as clearly and self-evidently provided by any international treaty in which many non-EU nations and the UK are bound by, the courts of the UK shall be the sole courts having judicial power in the UK and over the governments of the UK, effective 1 April 2019. ECONOMIC STABILITY PROVISIONS Proper UK/EU certifications to EU/UK...
  • 63% of Non-Citizen Households Access Welfare Programs

    12/03/2018 2:31:06 PM PST · by bitt · 34 replies
    cis.org ^ | 12/2/2018 | Steven A. Camarota
    New "public charge" rules issued by the Trump administration expand the list of programs that are considered welfare, receipt of which may prevent a prospective immigrant from receiving lawful permanent residence (a green card). Analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies of the Census Bureau's Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) shows welfare use by households headed by non-citizens is very high. The desire to reduce these rates among future immigrants is the primary justification for the rule change. Immigrant advocacy groups are right to worry that the high welfare use of non-citizens may impact the ability of some...
  • Medicaid work requirements are helping, and this state shows it ( Arkansas )

    12/03/2018 11:30:56 AM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 26, 2018 | Sally Pipes
    A group of Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries is suing the federal government. They claim the Trump administration's decision to allow Arkansas to impose work requirements on all able-bodied adult Medicaid recipients restricts their access to healthcare. That's nonsense. The requirement that able-bodied adult recipients spend 80 hours a month working, training for a job, searching for a job, attending school, or volunteering is hardly burdensome. It's entirely reasonable to ask able-bodied welfare recipients to show some initiative and help themselves. Medicaid was intended as a safety net program for the nation's indigent poor, who have nothing to fear from the work...
  • Census confirms: 63 percent of ‘non-citizens’ on welfare, 4.6 million households

    12/03/2018 7:53:38 AM PST · by sailor76 · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 03, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    A majority of “non-citizens,” including those with legal green card rights, are tapping into welfare programs set up to help poor and ailing Americans, a Census Bureau finding that bolsters President Trump’s concern about immigrants costing the nation. In a new analysis of the latest numbers, from 2014, 63 percent of non-citizens are using a welfare program, and it grows to 70 percent for those here 10 years or more, confirming another concern that once immigrants tap into welfare, they don’t get off it. numbers-welfare-18-f1.jpg The Center for Immigration Studies said in its report that the numbers give support for...
  • (Pittsburgh Mayor) Peduto calls for united front to oppose federal rules on immigration

    11/29/2018 9:50:07 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 32 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | 11/29/2018 | Bob Bauder
    Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and local immigration advocates Wednesday called for a united effort to oppose proposed federal rules that would deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. The mayor and others said the proposed rule change has spread fear among Pittsburgh’s legal immigrants, who are reluctant to apply for public aid programs even at the risk of losing homes and suffering health problems because they worry they will be denied visas. “What we’re talking about right now is nothing more than hatred,” Peduto said. “It’s hatred of...
  • Illegals can get up to $3,874 a month under Federal Assistance program.

    11/29/2018 4:39:20 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 55 replies
    Twitter @ realDonaldTrump ^ | November 28, 2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump retweeted The Trump Train 🚂🇺🇸 @The_Trump_Train Nov 27 Will CNN ever ask Border Patrol agents how they felt having large rocks chucked at them by criminal illegals? Illegals can get up to $3,874 a month under Federal Assistance program. Our social security checks are on average $1200 a month. RT if you agree: If you weren't born in the United States, you should receive $0 assistance. ·
  • FReep: recommendations open for public comment until Dec. 26.

    11/23/2018 11:38:55 AM PST · by spintreebob · 12 replies
    CMS ^ | 11/20/18 | Stuart Caplan
    As we have noted in earlier correspondence, this change is necessary to expand (public) beneficiaries’ access to preventive services The drug also is very expensive, at nearly $1,676 for a 30-day supply, The proposed recommendations are open for public comment until Dec. 26. Stuart Caplan RN, MAS Lead Analyst Office of Clinical Standards and Quality Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Mail Stop C1-09-06 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850 Already commented: African American Health Alliance, AIDS Action Baltimore, AIDS Alabama, AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, The AIDS Institute, AIDS Legal Referral...
  • EU completes solar field in Gaza

    08/02/2018 9:20:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    INN ^ | 08/03/18 04:09 | Arutz Sheva staff
    The EU has completed the biggest photovoltaic solar field in Gaza, the European Commission announced on Thursday. The field will provide 0.5 Megawatts of electricity per day to fuel the Southern Gaza Desalination Plant. The EU-funded Southern Gaza Desalination Plant currently provides drinking water to 75,000 inhabitants in the Khan Younis and Rafah governorates. With the new energy field and new investments foreseen it will eventually reach 250,000 people in Southern Gaza by 2020. Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, commented, “Limited energy supplies in Gaza are one of the main challenges when improving access...