President Barack Obama is relying on the Supreme Court to support one of his most outrageous executive orders to date. If successful, Obama will see to it that illegals are eligible for federal programs and benefits paid for by the American taxpayer.
Later this month the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the U.S. v. Texas case, in which 26 states are fighting the president’s 2014 executive order that offers more than 4,000,000 illegal aliens the ability to legally live and work in the U.S. versus being deported.
In the most recent briefing sent to the Supreme Court by the Obama legal team, Obama’s order states:
” A non-qualified alien is not categorically barred from participating in certain federal earned-benefit programs associated with lawfully working in the United States. [Examples of what they will receive]… the Social Security retirement and disability, Medicare, and railroad-worker programs so long as the alien is lawfully present in the U.S. as determined by the Homeland Security Secretary.”
So, if it the Supreme Court rules in favor of Obama, in one swoop of the pen the illegal aliens in this country will receive many benefits not afforded to all Americans.
More than half of households headed by immigrants in the county illegally, or 62 percent, received welfare benefits in 2012, according to a report released by the Center for Immigration Studies.
In the same time period, 49 percent of households headed by legal immigrants received welfare benefits, while 30 percent of households headed by natives received the same.
The report evaluates data from the Census Bureau and found that illegal immigrant households benefit mostly from food programs like food stamps and Medicaid through their native-born children.
“Welfare use by illegal immigrant households is certainly a concern, but the bigger issue is welfare use by legal immigrants,” said Steven Camarota, the Center’s director of research and author of the report. “Three-fourths of immigrant households using welfare are headed by legal immigrants.”
Via Conservative Treehouse