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No Trump Order To Deport 'Welfare Immigrants'

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No Trump Order To Deport 'Welfare Immigrants'

Post by NS8401 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:19 am

The report of this happening is false:
WASHINGTON (AP) — A widely circulated report that President Donald Trump has signed an executive order calling for the deportation of immigrants who accept government welfare is false.

Trump has signed executive orders focusing on immigration, including a travel-and-immigration ban that has been put on hold by a federal court in Washington state, but none focused on deporting immigrants who receive welfare.

In recent weeks, drafts of possible executive orders have been leaked and one such draft did address immigrants who become a so-called "public charge" by accepting certain government benefits. The draft order was obtained by The Associated Press.

The draft order did call for such immigrants to face deportation, but it hasn't been signed by the president. And even if it were to be signed, it wouldn't change much. There's already a law that says immigrants who become dependent on certain government benefits can be kicked out of the country, though it's rarely, if ever, enforced. Immigrants in the United States illegally are also barred from receiving welfare and other public benefits.

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