It has been reported that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under President Joe Biden has proposed major changes to the process by which illegal aliens are assessed for green cards. This will allow applicants who have received a number of U.S. government benefits to remain on the road towards citizenship. Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) has proposed a resolution to stop those changes. As per an interview in the Daily Caller published on Tuesday, Senator Marshall introduced the Congressional Review Act on November 14:
“Republican Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall recently introduced a resolution that would block citizenship for illegal immigrants dependent on taxpayer-funded benefits. The resolution was first obtained by the Daily Caller and focuses on a new DHS rule that would cut the number of benefits immigrants can use that would be held against them when applying for permanent residency in the United States.”
The Daily Caller report further explained the drastic changes the DHS wants to implement:
“In 2019, the Trump administration defined any immigrant who had received one or more designated public benefits for more than 12 months within a 36-month period as a ‘public charge…. The Trump administration included food stamps, housing vouchers, and Medicaid as benefits that would disqualify an immigrant from receiving a green card. Under DHS’s new rule, only the receipt of cash benefits or long-term institutional care could lead to a public charge finding.’”
Senator Marshall’s statement was also included in the report:
“DHS’s proposed public charge rules continue our country down the dangerous path of incentivizing migrants to illegally cross our southern border. Granting citizenship to illegal aliens who would be dependent on federal benefits is a burden that American taxpayers and our national debt cannot afford,” Marshall stated.
“The previous Administration made it clear to would-be law breakers that they would receive no support or citizenship from the American government,” Marshall added. “We need to get back to policies like this if our country is going to have any hope at stopping the invasion at our southern border that started when President Biden took office.”
We should watch this story’s developments closely because they could affect the way in which our sovereignty as a nation is protected.