Truth Revolt -- President Trump brought the house down Wednesday night during his speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, particularly when he laid out some new plans on immigration.
“I believe 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,” the president said.
Legislation will be presented for that “very shortly,” Trump added, standing in front of banners that stated “Promises Made, Promises Kept.”
But that’s not all:
“Another core principle is that those coming to our country must embrace our values and love our people.”NBC News noted that a Bill Clinton-era policy already exists, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, which bans immigrants from receiving federal benefits for five years. But the report also pointed out that “the law has exceptions and additional legislation since its passage has also affected eligibility.”
Right. So it needs to be fixed.
Trump also told supporters that the plans for building the wall might include solar panels. He quipped, “This way, Mexico will have to pay much less money.”
It was clear that NBC News reporter Ali Vitali couldn’t hide his disdain for the president in his report, calling Trump’s speech “rambling” and chiding him for “bashing Democrats.”
We get it, it’s tough to be on the losing team.
Blog Author's Comments: Immigrants should not be allowed to enter the United States unless they get in line and begin the legal process towards becoming a citizen of the country. Other immigrants, who are coming here to work for an existing company, and are educated and skilled, should be doing so legally and only for a specified amount of time. This notion of flooding into the U.S. to live for "free" off of our welfare system in exchange for voting democrat is insanity.
And what about addressing the millions of illegal aliens already in the U.S. on welfare? These people are getting public subsistence with everything from food to education and housing. While I agree with President Trump's recommendation, he and his lawyers currently have a case before the Supreme Court, based on his Executive order 13769 suspending for 90 days the entry of certain aliens from seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. People from these countries are not allowed into the country until they are thoroughly vetted.
These are countries that had already been identified as presenting heightened concerns about terrorism and travel to the United States. This case should not even be heard by the high court except for the liberal Democratic judges that issued a stay on President Trump's Executive order. They, because of their political leanings apparently would rather take the chance of letting someone into the U.S. who may kill and maim our people. The existing laws we have to control illegal immigration are not being enforced and those that are already here continue to live their illegal alien lives unabated at our expense.
Now, if only the Republican Congress could come to some agreement and pass the needed legislation on other very important bills so that the president can sign them into law. There will be zero help from the members of the Democratic Party. As I have said many times, Trump cannot do these things himself. And I do not believe the members of Congress should take their 'August break' until they actually accomplish some of the items on his agenda as they are being paid to do.
Quote For The Day: "The FBI’s briefing appears so contrary to the facts as to be insulting. When a man with a history of hating Republicans cases a location, takes pictures, verifies the targets are Republicans before opening fire, has a list of Republican politicians in his pocket, and shoots and nearly kills Republicans, it’s hard to swallow the FBI’s contention that the shooting was “spontaneous” with “no target.” The agency should reconsider whether it wants to troll Americans about something this serious." -- Mollie Hemingway