President Trump was, and still is, heavily criticized for being extremely unqualified to fill the role as President of the United States. He would disagree of course, but he doesn’t back up his words with convincing actions.
Sources say President Trump proposed a law. That’s what Presidents do, right? Yes, except the law Trump wants made has existed for over 20 years now…
“The time has come for new immigration rules which say that those seeking admission into our country must be able to support themselves financially and should not use welfare for a period of at least five years,” Trump told a crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the U.S. Cellular Center.
Trump said his administration would be “putting in legislation to that effect very shortly.” But such a law is already in effect and has been in place since 1996.
Known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), the legislation was passed during the administration of former President Bill Clinton and said that an immigrant is “not eligible for any Federal means-tested public benefit” for 5 years, which starts on the date the immigrant enters the country.
Take a look at the video below —
Trump on immigration: Those seeking admission “should not use welfare for a period of at least five years”. https://t.co/WOg6gDkrpV
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 22, 2017
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