LANDRY: We’re Fighting Joe Biden On Giving Welfare To Migrants

Yesterday I joined a legal action to stop the Biden Administration from trying to insure taxpayer-funded welfare benefits for non-citizens crossing the U.S. border. Here are some details from a press release our office put out if you haven’t heard about what’s happening…

Attorney General Jeff Landry has added Louisiana to the list of states seeking to uphold a law that grants federal officials the ability to reject applications for visas, green cards, or entry into the United States if the applicants have a history of using public benefits and welfare.

The legal move comes amid a request by the Biden Administration to dismiss an upcoming case before the United States Supreme Court which challenges the “public charge” definition in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

“President Trump updated our Nation’s immigration policy to ensure prospective immigrants be able to support themselves financially, not be primarily dependent on food stamps, cash assistance, Medicaid, Section 8 housing, and other government welfare,” said Attorney General Landry. “If this latest legal surrender by the Biden Administration goes unchecked, Joe Biden will add even more burden on our already overstrained welfare programs for Americans most in need. Hard-working taxpayers in Louisiana should not have their tax money taken to fund those who wish to cross our border in search of free benefits.”

Louisiana, Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia filed the motion to intervene in City and County of San Francisco; County of Santa Clara v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, et al. late Wednesday. Their filing highlights the exceptionally important and hotly debated issues at play, including the costs imposed on the states.

“Because invalidation of the Public Charge Rule will impose injury on the States – estimated at $1.01 billion in foregone savings in transfer payments for all states annually – and all of the requirements for intervention are met, this Court should grant this motion,” argued Attorney General and his colleagues. “The presence of the moving States here will ensure that the broad perspective of the several states is represented.”

Hardworking taxpayers in Louisiana should not have their tax money taken to fund those who wish to cross our border in search of free benefits.

So, yesterday I added Louisiana to the list of states seeking to uphold the “public charge” rule.

The Biden Administration is trying to dismiss that Supreme Court case involving the rule, which would essentially blow open the doors for immigrants to latch on to the taxpayer dole. They’re doing more than that, by the way…

President Biden is making further good on his unspoken promise to open the southern border by offering a bunch of government services to illegal immigrants who brought their children to the United States.

NBC reported Monday that the Department of Homeland Security is offering migrants who were separated from their children by the previous administration the option to reunite either here in the U.S. or in their destitute countries of origin. Tough choice!

Biden is further sweetening the deal by offering “transportation, healthcare and mental health services as well as legal, career and educational services, with no costs being passed down to families.”

With “no costs” to the illegal immigrants, that means you, the taxpayer, will foot the bill.

We’re in the middle of a pandemic that has thrown millions of U.S. citizens out of work, and Biden is literally paying to fly impoverished Central Americans into the U.S.

President Trump updated our Nation’s immigration policy to ensure prospective immigrants be able to support themselves financially, not be primarily dependent on food stamps, cash assistance, Medicaid, Section 8 housing, and other government welfare.

If this latest legal surrender by the Biden Administration goes unchecked, Joe Biden will add even more burden on our already overstrained welfare programs for Americans most in need.

A key argument is this case is the costs imposed on our states.

I will not rest in my efforts to protect the citizens of Louisiana.

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