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DHS admits it does not track immigrants who become welfare dependent, pursued zero cases last year

Home - by - February 13, 2013 - 21:45 America/New_York - 6 Comments


In a response letter to four top Republican lawmakers, the Department of Homeland Security revealed it initiated only one case against an immigrant for becoming a “public charge,” or being primarily dependent upon the government, in fiscal year 2012. The case was later withdrawn.

While the department’s response to Republican Sens. Jeff Sessions, Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch and Pat Roberts’ August oversight request offered an overview of the centuries-old federal public-charge restrictions, it noticeably avoided several of the senators’ direct questions and demonstrated potentially significant inadequacies in record-keeping by immigration officials, who legally should be enforcing public-charge rules for immigrants both inside and outside of the country. 

The response, for example, failed to explain why immigrants are only assessed for their potential reliance on just two of the more than 80 federal means-tested welfare programs when the government determines if they are “public charges” prior to their entry into the U.S. — meaning that they are likely to become primarily dependent on federal aid for subsistence after arriving.

MORE http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/13/dhs-only-makes-one-public-charge-deportation-in-last-fiscal-year-admits-inadequate-recordkeeping/


  1. Shocker!!

    February 13th, 2013

    Why would it.

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  2. KF

    February 13th, 2013

    What a completely useless agency, especially with that dude that has the white stripe in his hair running it.

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  3. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 13th, 2013

    Start w the whitehouse. If theyre really interested.

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  4. Poonces

    February 13th, 2013

    I wouldn’t be surprised if half of the agency staff are illegals.

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  5. Geoff C. The Saltine

    February 14th, 2013

    This is what really makes me mad about what they are trying to do with making illegal immigration legal. It use to be that when came to America you had to have a sponsor who would see to all of your needs; housing, food, clothing, and a way to make a living, and want to become an American. Now they want to make America like their home. All you have to do now is “Get Here” and we {That’s Us} will pay for all of the above. Just look at the UK as a example of what can happen.
    They say it will be only 11,000,000, but when they bring over all of their family members it will be closer to 40,000,000. They will be first in line to get all of the benefits that we have payed for. You can bet on it.
    If they want to make the crimagrants legal they must not be able to bring their family members over to live here, and if their family members do show up and go missing they, [the ones we let in] lose there rights that we have giving them, and all of their assets, have to leave the country, and can never come back. If they are caught in America they go right back home. Static line drop where we say home is for the whole family.

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  6. Geoff C. The Saltine

    February 14th, 2013

    when they came to America. Line 3.

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