The Trump administration is proposing a new rule to try to block some 32,000 illegal alien-led families (families where the head-of-hold is an illegal alien) from receiving taxpayer-funded public housing assistance because it’s unfair to hundreds of thousands of Americans who are stuck on waiting lists.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notified Congress Wednesday of the new rule, kicking off a schedule of publication and notice and comment that could have the plan finalized later this summer.
In 1993, when I was working as a special assistant to then-HUD Secretary Jack Kemp, then Republican California Senator Pete Wilson asked HUD to support rules and regulations that prohibited of illegal aliens renting taxpayer-funded public housing. Wilson said allowing illegal aliens to live in public-housing would help Republicans bring Hispanics into the Republican Party. That never happened in California.
No doubt, Democrats and the liberal media will call this policy change “inhumane” and “discriminatory.” However, what is the point of being a legal immigrant or a lawful citizen, if illegal aliens receive the same benefits, services, and rights?
Until America stops rewarding illegal aliens with public housing or any other type of taxpayer-funded benefits and services, illegal immigration will continue. This policy change is one of several steps that need to be taken to stop and discourage illegal immigration.
In a clear example of inference in free markets, as well as another example of facilitating illegal immigration, the City of San Antonio has asked Aguila Express, a bus company based in Eagle Pass, to stop overcharging migrants for their tickets from the border town to San Antonio. This action by the City could also be interpreted as a violation of the state’s Anti-Sanctuary Cities law.
San Antonio City Attorney Andrew Segovia wrote a letter to the bus company saying, “The vulnerable nature of this population is no secret. They are already overwhelmed without having to deal with predatory or illegal business practices. The mistreatment of these individuals must cease immediately.”
How can, and why should San Antonio’s government tell a private business what to charge for a service? What’s next, Demanding that the price of hamburgers de reduced for specific groups and populations?
ICB Bank Charman Dennis Nixon told Texas Insider in a recent interview that closing the U.S./Mexico border would cause significant economic repercussions for south Texas cities along the Rio Grande River. However, are the economic interests of some businesses more important than the safety or all American citizens?
The historical economic ties between Mexican and U.S. business and commercial interests are very close. Border communities mix their economies to a large extent in spite of the international border.
However, although the economic, business and commercial interests of these border communities may be close, Mexico and the U.S. still are two different nations. We cannot honestly say that metro areas like Laredo, TX and Nuevo Laredo, MX are “one” based solely on their economic ties, because their interests remain different based on their national governments.
If people wonder why America has such an out-of-control immigration problem, here is another reason and example. On Monday, April 8, an Obama-appointed federal judge in California’s 9th Circuit issued an injunction halting the Trump administration's policy of sending some asylum seekers back across the southern border to wait out their deportation cases in Mexico.
District Judge Richard Seeborg’s rule is slated to take effect the Friday, April 12, according to the order by the U.S., and the injunction will apply nationwide. The ruling removes at least temporarily a controversial Trump administration strategy aimed at slowing a flood of immigrants, many of them families from Central America, that swelled last month to the highest level in a decade.
The judge’s opinion will allow illegal aliens who claim asylum to be released almost immediately after they are apprehended. Those aliens, whose number has swollen into the thousands, are assigned a court date for a hearing and rarely report again.
Last November 2018, the Trump administration negotiated the support of Mexico's incoming president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador's, and his government for a plan to remake U.S. border policy by requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims move through U.S. courts. Judge Seeborg has now negated that policy.
All asylum seekers, particular the ones who enter illegally, should wait in a 3rd country like Mexico for an immigration court hearing. Liberal judges are making securing the border and controlling immigration very difficult.
Sources have told El Conservador that the City of San Antonio is violating the state Anti-Sanctuary law, again. The San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD) has assigned two-person squads to stand by at Travis Methodist church where 40 "immigrants" from Honduras are being housed. They are assigned to two-hour shifts 24hrs a day for medical calls.
We should remember there are a large number of cases of mumps, measles and other illnesses that have been reported in ICE detention centers since the border crisis began. Also, the City has placed a notice on the City employee website is asking for volunteers that are Spanish speakers to help with the “immigrants.”
The health concerns are real. Today, April, 5, immigration officials in Arizona reported the death of a Mexican man who was in custody at the Florence Service Processing Center. Not only have the ICE and Border Patrol agents been placed in harms’ way with these diseases but now SA city firefighters will also be.