Cuccinelli refutes claims that green card rule attacks poor immigrants


NETHERLANDS, SWITZERLAND, A WHOLE BUNCH MORE.>>>NEXT CASE. TWO COUNTIES IN CALIFORNIA SUING TO BLOCK THE PRESIDENT’S PLAN TO MAKE IT HARDER FOR IMMIGRANTS TO GET A GREEN CARD IF THEY TAKE GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE. JOINING US IS KEN CUCCINELLI, ACTING DIRECTOR OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES. SIR, THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA CALLS THIS POLICY AN ATTACK ON POOR IMMIGRANTS. IS IT?>>NO. WE STILL ARE GOING TO SEE POOR IMMIGRANTS COMING HERE WHO ARE QUALIFIED AND ABLE TO STAND ON THEIR OWN TWO FEET AND BE SELF-SUFFICIENT, WHICH IS THE LONG HISTORICAL AMERICAN STANDARD. SELF-SUFFICIENCY IS A CORE AMERICAN VALUE TO BEGIN WITH. THIS NEW RULE WE PUT IN PLACE TO GIVE OUR IMMIGRATION OFFICERS THE ABILITY TO SCREEN FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN STAND ON THEIR OWN TWO FEET AND BE SELF-SUFFICIENT IS THE KEEPING OF A LONG-TERM PROMISE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP, GOES BACK TO HIS CAMPAIGN, HIS EARLY EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND IT WILL PROTECT TAXPAYERS IN THE LONG RUN. STUART: JUST TO BE CLEAR, IF I’M A LEGAL IMMIGRANT, I MAY NOT GO FOR MEDICAID, FOR EXAMPLE, FOOD STAMPS, I CAN’T GO FOR ANYTHING LIKE THAT AND IF I DO, I REDUCE MY CHANCES OF GETTING CITIZENSHIP FIVE YEARS DOWN THE ROAD, IS THAT ACCURATE?>>STUART, THAT’S AN EXCELLENT WAY TO PUT IT. YOU REDUCE YOUR CHANCES. BECAUSE THIS IS NOT THE BE-ALL AND END-ALL. OUR OFFICERS WILL STILL USE A TOTALITY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES TEST. THIS IS ONE FACTOR CONSIDERED. SOMEONE RECEIVING THE DESIGNATED BENEFITS LIKE AN ADULT RECEIVING MEDICAID, FOR INSTANCE, WILL HAVE A HEAVILY WEIGHTED NEGATIVE FACTOR BUT THAT CAN BE COUNTERBALANCED BY THEIR SKILLS, THEIR EDUCATION, THEIR FINANCIAL RESOURCES, THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF OTHER WAYS THAT THEY CAN COUNTERBALANCE THAT. BUT THIS WILL BE A HEAVILY WEIGHTED NEGATIVE FACTOR AND THE GOAL IS TO TRY TO DETERMINE AS CONGRESSMAN DAT CONGRESS AN DAT CONGRESS MA DAT CONGRESS MANDATED FOR US, FOR EVERYBODY TO LOOK FORWARD APPLYING FOR A GREEN CARD, IF THEY ARE LIKELY TO BECOME A PUBLIC CHARGE TO GO ON THESE DESIGNATED WELFARE PROGRAMS FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME IN THE FUTURE. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO. STUART: I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS POEM THAT’S ON THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, AND IT READS AS FOLLOWS. GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR HUDDLED MASSES YEARNING TO BREATHE FREE. YOU SAY THAT REFERS MAINLY TO IMMIGRANTS FROM EUROPE. WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?>>WELL, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE COMING FROM CLASS-BASED SOCIETIES AND SO FORTH TO LIVE IN AMERICA, WHERE EVERYBODY HAS OPPORTUNITY, AND IT’S THAT YEARNING TO BE FREE THAT WE FOCUS ON. IT’S NOT TO GET FREE STUFF. IT’S FREEDOM FOR OPPORTUNITY BUT PEOPLE HAVE TO BE PREPARED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT OPPORTUNITY. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY THERE AT ELLIS ISLAND BECAUSE THEY WERE DEEMED TO BE PUBLIC CHARGES OR LIKELY TO BE PUBLIC CHARGES IN THE FUTURE. WE ARE NOW FILTERING FOR THAT AGAIN WHEN PEOPLE SEEK GREEN CARDS. THE BORDER PATROL WILL DO IT AT POINTS OF ENTRY. THE STATE DEPARTMENT WILL DO IT WHEN PEOPLE SEEK VISAS. BUT THAT IS A LONG HISTORICAL STANDARD AND IT’S A TRADITION IN THIS COUNTRY, STUART, AND OF COURSE, YOU KNOW THE PROCESS ITSELF, HAVING GONE THROUGH THAT YOURSELF, AND AT THE GREEN CARD POINT, MY AGENCY WILL BE SCREENING FOR PEOPLE’S ABILITY TO SUSTAIN THEMSELVES ON THEIR

100 Replies to “Cuccinelli refutes claims that green card rule attacks poor immigrants”

  1. why do the Democrats socialists and a globalist want such poor immigrants to stand on the toes of American taxpayers so that the American taxpayer can no longer stand themselvesthat is the question

  2. The stock market is stealing the small investors money, and 401K money with these huge fluctuations. Tariffs are a very small part of the US economy.

  3. Leftist and globalist heads are going to implode when they see this. The only question is what a bummer judge is going to strike down this EO

  4. My grandfather was poor when he came to this country….back before welfare existed. He had WORK ETHIC. He worked 3 jobs, learned English, and integrated into the community….and he did it happily.

  5. Fox and Gop donors want cheap labor..they will drop immigration coverage next election cycle..

  6. This policy was in effect during Ellis Island days. The statue of liberty poem is an idea not law written by 1 person and does not dictate what should be. People also had to prove they had some sort of savings or a minimum amount of cash On them to get in this country.

  7. About time our country did this. I've seen too many people who have come to this country, have too many children they cannot afford, get public help, and live in public housing. And when those children grow up those are also the ones who get college financial aid. Not to say there aren't legal citizens who also abuse the public help system.

  8. What about poor Americans. When my ancestors came here they had nothing. They worked hard. Contributed to society.

  9. When you stop and consider the fact that the minimum wage in a majority of the states is below $8.50 how could you not qualify for government assistance of some type?

  10. LEFTY doing its best to keep importing voters and robbing the tax paying citizen to pay for their keep Basically a communist plot to undermine and replace the working and blue collar worker with a sleep till noon wheres my FREE stuff LEFTY voter base.

  11. This is why when I saw CNN or any other mainstream media or click bait article saying it "targets poor migrants" I immediately knew they were twisting things…sadly u just have to assume now that they have no integrity.

  12. Mr. Trump took right decision. Immigrants love your benefits not the welfare of government and American's. They want to be senate in Congress, buying lands, building their religious temples, established their religious practices and get green cards. First Chinese and Indians. President next step is cast away illegal immigrants and h4 spouse visa holders. All the best. May God bless America and president.

  13. WE CAN'T FIGURE OUT, WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE HOMELESS POPULATION IN THE USA, BUT YEAH LETS BRING IN MORE PEOPLE. DEMOCRATS ARE MORONS.🤔

  14. I want to know the number the U.S. must take in and help for free.
    if its unlimited then we should start expanding our nation
    make Mexico apart of our country

  15. So… yes? The rule is specifically designed to reduce the number of poor immigrants. There was no refutation there.

    Just say you want to reduce the number of poor immigrants coming to the US. Don't dance around the question.

  16. Are you coming here to work for a better life or are you coming here for a handout 1 welfare 2 food stamps 3 government assistants 4 medicaid
    5 section 8

  17. This is such a crap argument!!! So what if it does discriminate against poor immigrants? America has enough of its own poor, to want to take on more poor people!!! The whole point is you want people who are actually going to contribute to the country, not suck it dry!!!

  18. When my son in law, educated, wealthy, and healthy, wanted to come to America I had to supply all sorts of financial documents and had to take on the financial responsibility for him. The forms clearly state that federal law dictates the he could not apply for assistance and, if he did and received it, I would be forced to repay it.

    Again, this is another example of mentally ill liberals demanding that federal law be ignored and lies told about those would expect it to be followed. Do they try to change the law? Well of course not as it is simply political fodder for their sick agenda.

  19. Why would a person leave the country they are from , born in
    Seems to me they running from something………stupidity,ingredients ,criminal records
    Just plain worthlessness,also they like to huff paint

  20. Besides all the freebies, Medicaid, welfare, free dental, free education, free school meals, free out if state college tuition, free housing now we are expected to provide free lawyers too. If they can pay the cartel and coyotes 5000 to 12000 to get them here they dont need free stuff….common sense

  21. I will not forget poor AMERICANS LIVING AND DEFACATING AND DYING ON OUR STREETS!!! There are AMERICAN children in those tents too.
    AMERICA FIRST.

  22. “Give me your poor” is part of the language on a plaque in the Statue of Liberty, dedicated in 1886. Welfare didn’t exist until 1935. So nobody at the time those words were written was welcoming people to live on welfare as public charges.

  23. those farmers needs to "sustain themselves" without socialist welfare begging.. deadbeat farmers need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and stop sucking off the government teat..

  24. The progressives/dims hate it because it gets to the core of the issue and exposes their agenda of American worker and voter replacement.

  25. We're the only country in the whole world that's expected to take in people who can't take care of themselves EVER. On any visa application you have to attest that you will not become dependent in any way to that govt . Why should we be any different?

  26. The illegals that are here, needs to go back to their home country, and protest their government.
    Americans are tired of supporting these freeloaders.

  27. Enforce the law.
    Increase the number of ICE agents.
    Track down all illegals.
    Deport all illegals.
    Build the wall.
    Raise the bar to get a green card, and to become a naturalized citizen.

  28. If you visit Australia before you come to VISIT you most show you have 10,000 available for use and you have your own health insurance. So why can't the US restrict immigrants from taking US. Funds

  29. WHY do WE NEED UNSKILLED, ILLITERATE
    ILLEGALS ALIENS, THeY ARE a BURDEN, They popping CHILDREN who WILL NOT ASSIMILATE

  30. Once they become legal citizens they should have to pay back the welfare they got before becoming legal residents..

  31. IT SHOULD BE ,10 YEARS
    SO THEY LEARN THEIR
    ,40 CREDITS
    HEY, that's was in the OLD TIMES, filtering TOO WAS
    FOR EXTREMELY SICK PEOPLE

  32. I don't see this as an attack, it is targeting opportunistic parasitic individuals.

    The house of Representatives and Congress need to focus on the well-being of Americans. When these two federal bodies can lower the statistical figures of American homeless parents and children, homeless veterans, the untreated mentally ill and drug addicts, aside from furnishing fresh insulin syringes. Formulating programs to assist individuals trapped in the tolaterian and racist cycle of welfare and public assistance. Focus energizes and efforts to ensure all American children are functioning equally academically, from impoverished district to wealthy. I don't want to hear about illegal immigrant "rights", they are in all definitions of the term guilty of breaking and entering, burglary (before you get all crazy, consult the recognized, utilization of burglary. You might just learn something if you ain't careful).

    I've heard the sentiment of "child welfare", a large percentage of minors entering the US are trafficked for nepharious intentions. I hear cries for humanitarian efforts for individuals that knowingly engage in an international crime, if they didn't know it was illegal they wouldn't sneak. To pretend that these illegal immigrants are intellectually devoid of reason or ability to comprehend consequence is essentially one of the second most racist and elitist e endeavors I've ever seen in my lifetime.

    Illegal or not, immigrants are not amoebic entities solely capable of stimulus-responce. Anyone insinuating otherwise are just pandering racists.

  33. Republicans against Trump! He does not uphold Republican values! Not getting my vote again! Traitor In chief!

  34. It's called double dipping. These "poor immigrates" say they can't find work then collect government money for housing, food, medical. All the while working for their family business under the table. Americans are SHAMED into NOT collecting from government programs. So should immigrates!!!

  35. Why doesn't ANY "news" outlet ever do a story about how much American money is sent by "immigrants" back to the same countries they are claiming "asylum" from? Too busy with disinformation?

  36. AOC, ILIAN. what ever…? Take the 4 horsewoman (a.k.a. the squat);and get them a
    steel chastity belt to keep them from reproducing.

  37. About dam time, why should I be penalized for not affording insurance in corrupt California and have my taxes raised to pay for illegal immigrants to have free welfare, housing, insurance and fuckn food stamps 😡

  38. we need to deport farmers who are failing at free market capitalism and are begging for socialist welfare handouts..

  39. Meanwhile the stock markert is going down and we're on the verge of another recession. But it's ok wallstreet will be bailed out again by the average american tax payer.

  40. Cuccinelli refutes claims that green card rule attacks poor immigrants … When are we Americans going to say, Enough is enough? And that we are TIRED of this BS?
    I am an American that lives in Irvine Ca, in a NEW low-income housing apt. I went around to all residents to register to vote in 2016. A complex with over 400 apt's, 75% are Asians living in our Hud housing. Senior Asians here for over 30 yrs and never becoming citizens. Most speak NO ENGLISH, others speak VERY LITTLE, the parking lot is full of near new auto's, BMW's, Lexis, Toyotas, Mercedes, all very expensive cars. These people are not poor, they are leeches off our tax paying people. Why are not Americans living in these gov funded housing? Vets on the streets and Koreans here on green cards for over 30 yrs? It's a disgrace.

  41. Ability to sustain themselves. You can figure that out? How? Unless it is completely obvious, it isn't going to work. This immigration task is turning into a huger mess.

  42. My family immigrated from Italy the right way, legally. We also were self sufficient to support our family, struggled without food, etc. just like everyone else is going through and we made it. You can do it!!! Pull together as a family God blesses those that help themselves. there is no free hand out any where, face the truth!!!You must earn your reward here on earth, from God above. God is blessing America..

  43. We shouldnt be importing public charges to drain our system. They should be sent back and their home country can take care of them.

  44. We should probably stop giving away the tax money of people not yet born… we have a whole unborn generation of debt-slaves because we cannot make fiscally sound choices.

  45. Atte Iván Alejandro Cortés Aceves
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  46. La derrota de EEUU es inevitable.
    La posición geográfica de México pieza clave para la Victoria Rusa y China. . .. . . … . … . .. . . . …. .
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  47. How about their countries of origin take care of them. Why do Americans have to bear the burden of everybody, total BS. Not only that but they talk sh*t about us when they get here.

  48. In my opinion we need to put a sign on the Statue of Liberty that says closed and keep it there until we sort out all of the illegal aliens that are here now and NO amnesty.

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