Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Ben Carson: Housing for America's First Should Not Take Back Seat To Illegals

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, meme, text that says 'American Families First They should not take a back seat to illegal immigrants imgflip.com'A Powerful Message From Ben Carson. He is right to give U.S. citizens the top priority in public housing. There is a short supply. Why should American citizens be at the back of the list? by Jessica Vaughn
Carson asks why should we subsidize homes and living expenses for over 25,000 households living in the U.S. in violation of our laws?
60% of illegal immigrant households access at least one major welfare program. He says it encourages more illegal immigration.
He says senior citizens, veterans and the disabled who paid taxes for years before they fell on hard times are now shut out of housing assistance.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson faced harsh – and unwarranted – criticism from Democrats Tuesday when he appeared before the House Financial Services Committee.
Carson was defending his commonsense proposal to end public housing assistance for illegal immigrants.
Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) called the proposal “cruel” and “inconsistent with HUD’s mission.”
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) said it was “despicable,” and said it was “among the most damaging proposals in public policy” she’s ever seen.
The HUD Secretary told Maloney he would like to be with her when she explains to the American families in her district who are currently on a waiting list for public housing assistance why they should take a back seat to illegal immigrants.
Far from despicable, Carson’s proposal is a good one that restores fairness to the subsidized housing system and recognizes that American citizens have a greater right than illegal immigrants to government benefits.
Carson’s proposal would provide relief to low-income households headed by American citizens who now cannot get public housing due to a short supply.
Each apartment occupied by an illegal immigrant household is a unit that is unavailable to an American household. 
Republican Security Council

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