Maxine Waters just trashed Ben Carson for his new HUD rule that seeks to remove illegal immigrants from public housing and replace them with poor Americans.
Carson announced the changes recently to wide acclaim from most Americans who believe that we are the most generous nation in history, but we need to help our citizens first.
Maxine disagrees and wants the US to be a free gravy train for anyone who can make it to our shores while turning our backs on our own citizens most in need. Stick to your guns, Ben, America is with you.
From Washington Examiner: House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters demanded that the Trump administration withdraw a proposal to tighten regulations aimed at limiting public housing benefits to immigrants living in the country illegally.
Waters and more than 20 committee Democrats criticized Saturday the “senseless” proposal from the Department of Housing and Urban Development after the agency acknowledged the policy could displace more than 55,000 children from public housing who are legal U.S. residents or citizens.
The proposal, published Friday in the federal register, would target families in which at least one member is living in the country illegally.
Current rules already bar immigrants without legal status from receiving federal housing subsidies, but families of mixed immigration status — with at least one person being a legal resident — are exempted so they can all stay together.
“This proposed rule is yet another proposal from HUD under your leadership that fundamentally contradicts the agency’s mission ‘to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all,’” the Democrats wrote in a Friday letter to Ben Carson, the Housing and Urban Development secretary. “This cruel and needless targeting of struggling immigrant families only contributes to historic patterns of inequality, which ultimately hinder the U.S. housing market and American economy.”
The new proposed rule would allow individual members of mixed families who have legal status to stay in public housing. But since other members of the family without status would be barred, the ones with legal status would be unlikely to stay for fear of separating the family, HUD’s own analysis found.