The Trump administration stirred up a predictable hornet’s nest last month when a new regulation went into effect barring immigrants likely to become public charges from permanently gaining residence in the United States. The rule, which looks at an immigrant’s income history and his prior dependence on public aid to determine self-sufficiency, effectively makes permanent residency off-limits to those immigrants who would come here just to leech off public housing, food stamps, and other taxpayer-funded programs.
Critics immediately concluded (again) that this administration is run by a bunch of racists. In their (unspoken, of course) view, no one other than white Europeans can move to the U.S. and actually make a living for themselves without depending on welfare. The you-know-what got so deep that you had NPR hosts challenging the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on whether the Emma Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty was a part of the “American ethos” any longer.
Never mind that, back when that poem was written, we didn’t have the trillion-dollar welfare state that we do today. Back then, if you came to America, you either supported yourself or you died. Maybe the left would like to go back to those days. If so, maybe we could rethink this whole immigration rule. But we’re guessing that proposition would go over like a lead balloon.
Guess who doesn’t think this rule is racist – or even a bad idea? Well, according to a new Harvard/Harris poll, Hispanics – that’s who!
“The latest Harvard/Harris Poll finds Hispanic Americans, by a majority of 56 percent, support denying permanent residency to immigrants who are known to have used welfare or are likely to use welfare,” reports Breitbart News. “Likewise, a majority of 65 percent of Hispanic Americans said illegal aliens should not be allowed to draw from taxpayer-funded welfare programs, as well as 71 percent of black Americans.
“Overall, six-in-ten American voters support preventing welfare-dependent legal immigrants from permanently resettling in the U.S., including 62 percent of swing voters, 77 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of moderate voters, and 64 percent of white Americans,” the report continues.
Today’s Democrats are so far out on a limb with immigration that they are literally leaving their own voters behind. This is how desperately they are counting on continued waves of migration to prop up their weakening party. Without a fully-dependent non-working class of layabouts, Democrats have no mandate to continually expand the role of the federal government. If they can’t get enough of those layabouts domestically, they’ll ship them in from Central America, Nigeria, and anywhere else they can find them. And if you don’t like it, you’re a racist. Even if you happen to be a member of the same race that’s supposedly being oppressed!
Well, who ever told you Democrats were logical, anyway.