The link between illegal immigrants and the entitlement program is finally being tackled.
And it’s all thanks to President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda.
On Wednesday, Trump spoke alongside Sens. Cotton and Perdue, announcing a new approach to immigration, advocating for a “merit-based” system.
A few minutes into the President’s speech, he completely upended the status quo with a major promise:
“The RAISE Act prevents new migrants and new immigrants from collecting welfare, and protects U.S. workers from being displaced. And that’s a very big thing. They’re not going to come in and just immediately go and collect welfare. That doesn’t happen under the RAISE Act. They can’t do that. Crucially, the Green Card reforms in the RAISE Act will give American workers a pay raise by reducing unskilled immigration.
“This legislation will not only restore our competitive edge in the 21st century, but it will restore the sacred bonds of trust between America and its citizens. This legislation demonstrates our compassion for struggling American families who deserve an immigration system that puts their needs first and that puts America first.
“Finally, the reforms in the RAISE Act will help ensure that newcomers to our wonderful country will be assimilated, will succeed, and will achieve the American Dream,” Trump concluded.
Trump: "They're not going to come in and immediately collect welfare, that doesn't happen under the RAISE act, they can't do that"
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) August 2, 2017
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