By Jon Dougherty
As the Trump administration continues to upset the Left with its efforts to enforce all immigration laws by beefing up internal enforcement, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Friday it will begin cracking down on illegal aliens living in public taxpayer-funded housing.
And while the plan will become the latest excuse for perpetually trigged Leftist Democrats to once again lose their minds, it should be noted that the president’s HUD secretary, Dr. Ben Carson, is merely following the law.
As The Daily Caller reports:
Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act prevents non-citizens from obtaining financial housing assistance. However, the presence of so-called “mixed families” has complicated the enforcement of the rule. Illegal immigrants have previously been able to skirt the restrictions by living with family members who are U.S. citizens and receive subsidized housing through HUD.
Obviously, that statue was passed back in a time when Democrats weren’t so over-the-top with their open borders agenda.
The DC said that HUD will roll out its new proposal over the coming few weeks that calls for prohibiting illegal immigrants from living or residing in subsidized housing — since, you know, the program was set up to serve American citizens. The policy will apply to illegals “even if they are not the direct recipient of the benefit,” the news site reported.
The agency says it believes tens of thousands of illegal aliens are currently residing in taxpayer-subsidized housing.
Anyone caught trying to allow illegals to reside in their HUD-subsidized domiciles will either have to evict them or move out themselves. Households will be analyzed and screened via the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements, or SAVE.
An administration official told The DC that this is a continuation of the president’s “America First” policies.
“This proposal gets to the whole point Cher was making in her tweet that the President retweeted. We’ve got our own people to house and we need to take care of our citizens,” the official said.
“Because of past loopholes in HUD guidance, illegal aliens were able to live in free public housing desperately needed by so many of our own citizens. As illegal aliens attempt to swarm our borders, we’re sending the message that you can’t live off of American welfare on the taxpayers’ dime.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2021
It should also be noted that, according to HUD, there are millions of Americans who are currently on waiting lists for agency-subsidized housing.
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