Illegal immigrants are opting out of government welfare programs for fear of Trump Administration crackdowns on illegals, the Daily Wire reported.
“Due to a proposed Trump Administration rule to deny legal status to illegals on welfare, both legal and illegal immigrants have been inundating health care providers with calls demanding they be dropped from federal assistance programs like WIC. ‘Agencies in at least 18 states say they’ve seen drops of up to 20 percent in enrollment, and they attribute the change largely to fears about the immigration policy,’ says the report.
“WIC, or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, is a federally-funded assistance program from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), providing health benefits and services for low income mothers and their children.”
Illegal immigrants are asking to be dropped from the welfare program because they are scared of being deported, while some legal immigrants believe their legal status will be in jeopardy because of rumors circulating about potential Trump Administration rules, according to health officials.
7.4 million women and children were enrolled in WIC when President Donald Trump first took office; that number declined to roughly 6.8 million in May.
President Trump has continued his tough-talk from the 2016 election to the present when it comes to illegal immigration, threatening a government shutdown if a southern border wall is not funded.
I would be willing to “shut down” government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2018