Illegal immigrants are opting out of government welfare programs out of fear of Trump Administration crackdowns coming done the pike, reported POLITICO on Monday.
Due to a proposed Trump Administration rule to deny legal status to illegals on welfare, both legal and illegal immigrants have been inundating health care providers with calls demanding they be dropped from federal assistance programs like WIC. “Agencies in at least 18 states say they’ve seen drops of up to 20 percent in enrollment, and they attribute the change largely to fears about the immigration policy,” says the report. (…)
There were some 7.4 million women and children enrolled in WIC when President Donald Trump first took office; that number declined to roughly 6.8 million in May. The drop-off in WIC enrollment is also being attributed to a bolstered economy and a decline in immigrant birth rates.
Voluntary removal from these types of government programs suggests that the former recipients already had additional and alternative resources.
That further shows that there will always be a segment of people who will take advantage of any system if the system allows it. Here in California, a majority of voters agreed that illegal aliens should not have access to government services, but one of the courts nullified this outcome. In hindsight, that nullification was the beginning of California’s descent into Leftist Utopia that presents itself before us.
Some have suggested that the savings resulting from the voluntary removal might also help fund the building of the southern border wall — funded by Mexico, or, at least, by Mexicans.
Another promise in process of being kept?
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