You know as well as we do by now that “white supremacy” is the new “Russian collusion,” and Democrats and the media (same thing) are portraying the public charge rule, which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996 after enjoying bipartisan support, as bigoted and racist.
This hateful, bigoted rule is a direct assault on our nation’s proud heritage as a beacon of hope and opportunity for all and a clear attempt to demonize and terrorize the newcomers who make America more American. It will be swiftly challenged and defeated in the courts. https://t.co/x5q4E6KpPD
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) August 13, 2019
Does she even read what she tweets? (Probably not; a staffer probably writes these.) But America’s proud heritage as a beacon of opportunity is exactly why we’d encourage immigrants who wouldn’t grow to rely on government assistance but instead take advantage of their new opportunities.
And as far as the public charge rule being swiftly challenged in the courts? It’s been on the books for decades.
— Sam Valley (@SamValley) August 13, 2019
You people are just so boring at this point.
— 🇺🇸 Brian de August (@applecharlie5) August 13, 2019
Hateful? Bigoted? Sorry crazy lady, but it only makes sense that people coming here are self sufficient. @THEJohnSavin
— WJB (@1911Spartan) August 13, 2019
Someone had to be the adult. You only want to steal and trespass on American taxpayers.
— Mary (@secretkiska) August 13, 2019
Do you ever think about the American People? We are tired of paying our taxes towards everyone else. They do need to be self sufficient. My grandparents came here & never had a hand out. What happened to people wanting to work & learning the language?
— slo129 (@slo129) August 13, 2019
Learning the language? That sounds racist … somehow.
My parents had to prove their financial independence, why shouldn't other legal immigrants?
This is a @BillClinton rule that had bipartisan support.
— Coco (@NancyLChapman) August 13, 2019
I was unaware Americans were required to indefinitely financially support immigrants. America is the land of opportunity. There is no law preventing any human being from the American Dream. Social services shouldn’t be used as a way of life. Living off the gov. is no life to live
— PickenTheFarmLife (@AndreaIPickens1) August 13, 2019
— MaxDevlin (@MaxDevlin) August 13, 2019
Deal with it.
— buck-Not Tired of Winning. Nationalist. 🇺🇸 (@cliffhangernlv) August 13, 2019
How does "you must be able to support yourself to come here" equal "demonize and terrorize"? I'm open to all explanations, I just don't get it.
— porterhouse (@porterh08435941) August 13, 2019
And yes, there are exceptions for refugees and asylum seekers.
This great rule is a direct love for our nation’s proud heritage as a beacon of hope and opportunity for all that come here legally and a clear attempt to let the newcomers know what makes America great. It will be swiftly be granted by the courts.
"FIXED IT "
— 🇺🇸#WINNING #MAGA #WWG1WGA (@WinningWwg1wga) August 13, 2019
It's a fabulous rule. All the other countries in the world can be for free-loaders. The USA is meant for hard-working, freedom-loving, independent men and women.
— AverageAmerican (@ReallyTrumpFan) August 13, 2019
The most common reason for rejection at Ellis Island was the person “would become a ward of the state.” America offers opportunity. We are the most generous country. Our generosity does not mean we take in all poor people . A country is different than a charity organization
— Susan Wilcox (@SuseWilcox) August 13, 2019
Remember when we took in Fidel Castro’s refugees he’d released from Cuban jails and mental health facilities? That was nice of us, but we could do better.
It has been the law for over 100 years and reinforced in the Clinton
— ExNYer (@mshson) August 13, 2019
— KellyJK0909 (@kellyjk0909) August 13, 2019
it was this way for generations old girl. No reason why we can't enforce the policy again. Our social services are there for AMERICAN CITIZENS and especially NOT for ILLEGAL ALIENS!
— KCee🇺🇸 (@Elky305) August 13, 2019
Public Charge Rule-Prevents immigrants from coming to US that intend to depend on American tax payer, rather than becoming self sufficient. It is a common sense policy that protects the American tax payer. @realDonaldTrump cares about the American tax payer. Why don’t #Democrats
— Michael Lunn (@rmlunn) August 13, 2019
Oh really????? I thought it was as the law.
— jules⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@JulianneKumper) August 13, 2019
Asked under previous administration. Why do we have rules and laws that we dont enforce?
— Readyfor (@VOTEMAGA2020) August 13, 2019
There was no welfare state when Statue of Liberty was erected. So, maybe we should go back to that time. #EllisIsland.
— SusieQ4USA 🇺🇸 (@127bama) August 13, 2019
Your political mantra is boring…..do better.
— B Wedehase (@BWedehase) August 13, 2019
Your party is the one who is erasing history and terrorizing this country.
— Tom🇺🇸 Smith (@TomSmit21777774) August 13, 2019
You like that word ‘assault’, last tweet had it as well.
Btw- nothing bigoted about self sufficiency, we should all be striving for it.
— Hope (@Hoping4agirl) August 13, 2019
No it isn't. New immigrants and temporary residents must prove they will be self supportive on arrival. This has been the case in the past, such as when my parents arrived in 1960, and should remain policy.
Approved asylum cases are the exception, but even they are encouraged
— Doug E (@xrangerd) August 13, 2019
Democrats don’t want us to be a nation of opportunity, but instead be a nation of handouts and welfare.
— A (@RealPhilLanders) August 13, 2019
Democrats want more people dependent on government, even if they have to import them. https://t.co/m4lQH8Jz68
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) August 13, 2019
The next election will be between a candidate that looks out for Americans first, and a candidate that looks out for immigrants, mostly illegal, first……a very clear choice!
— Todd Parlato (@tparlato11) August 13, 2019
Gavin Newsom rushes to label Donald Trump a racist over immigrant benefits but trips over Bill Clintonhttps://t.co/yJVB6Kx8ME
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 13, 2019