Ben Carson About To 'Shut the Door' on Illegals Abusing the System, Report
Secretary of Department of Housing and Urban Development vows new measures
Secretary of Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, is leading the way in preventing ineligible illegal aliens from taking advantage of taxpayer-funded government benefits once they've crossed the border.
In line with president Donald Trump’s “America First” policy, various government departments and agencies are now striving to alter the rules to prevent the abuse.
Most non-citizens were prevented from applying for and obtaining federal financial housing assistance, according to Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act.
But the prohibition has been skirted by some.
The HUD department is now expected to produce a proposal which would crack down on loopholes abused by illegal aliens.
The proposal would prevent anyone who is not eligible to receive federal benefits to live in households that do receive those benefits, even if the individual is not the direct recipient.
According to Western Journal: This proposal would reportedly bring ineligible illegal aliens’ exploitation of benefits to an end by forcing all households receiving such benefits — particularly those households where illegal aliens reside — to either comply with the new rule or depart the subsidized housing unit entirely.
HUD will use what is called the SAVE program — Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements — to screen all subsidy-receiving households for compliance.
In other words, every household that receives benefits will have to prove that each family member residing in the household is either a U.S. citizen or a legal non-citizen who falls into one of the various categories of eligibility.
Should any of the benefit-receiving households be found not to comply, and one or more family members do not qualify as eligible, then there is an appeals process that can be pursued.
Ultimately, however, federal assistance will cease if the non-compliance is not rectified.
This new proposal would seem to be 100 percent in line with the Trump administration’s “America First” policy.
It is worth noting that, according to HUD statistics, there are estimated to be millions of eligible American citizens who are currently stuck on waiting lists for housing subsidies just because there are not enough resources available to the department to process and provide benefits to all who are eligible.
I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants,but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN.WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+🇺🇸Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS.PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE,& HUNGRY? If My State Can’t Take Care of Its Own(Many Are VETS)How Can it Take Care Of More— Cher (@cher) April 14, 2019
In other words, already limited resources for deserving citizens have been stretched even thinner by illegal aliens and their enablers who have figured out how to game the system — leaving some citizens out in the cold.
Liberal actress/singer Cher ironically posited that particular sentiment in a recent tweet — and subsequently hilariously retweeted by President Trump — after Trump had suggested sending all detained illegal migrants to live in sanctuary cities.
Trump’s suggestion sparked a hypocritical “not in my backyard” response from many Democrats.
“This proposal gets to the whole point Cher was making in her tweet that the President retweeted. We’ve got our own people to house, and we need to take care of our citizens,” an unnamed Trump administration official told The Daily Caller.
“Because of past loopholes in HUD guidance, illegal aliens were able to live in free public housing desperately needed by so many of our own citizens. As illegal aliens attempt to swarm our borders, we’re sending the message that you can’t live off of American welfare on the taxpayers’ dime,” the official added.
As Cher aptly noted in her tweet, there’s an overwhelming number of American citizens in dire need of assistance, some of whom are left wanting as limited resources are taken by illegal aliens that don’t deserve them.
Cracking down on the exploitation of federal benefits by illegal aliens will help go a long way toward being able to provide for our own citizens in need adequately.