As we told you earlier, the White House has formally announced that they will be enforcing a Clinton-era law designed to “ensure non-citizens do not abuse our nation’s public benefit”:
UH OH! White House announcement about enforcing a âClinton-era lawâ related to immigration could spark lefty head explosions https://t.co/MP4keFvlWm
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 12, 2019
People have been asking how many media outlets would conveniently avoid the part about the legislation Bill Clinton signed in 1996. ThinkProgress was among the first to help answer that question:
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) August 12, 2019
Without mentioning Bill Clinton in the story, ThinkProgress quoted activists accusing the Trump admin of “weaponizing” the existing program (which came about because of bipartisan legislation Bill Clinton signed in 1996).
Yawn then why did Clinton sign the law?
— Sparky "BigStick"McGonagle (@Big_Bob_Mac) August 12, 2019
Maybe reporters should go ask him. #Crickets
Good. I'm glad Trump is enforcing this Clinton law.
— Gareth Bryne âď¸ (@kmjoseph705) August 12, 2019
No. The Clinton admin did. Obama didnât enforce the laws he was elected to enforce. He shouldâve been impeached. My money;my choice. Let them come legally, assimilate & WORK not sponge off me
— Dagny-Reagan-Taggert (@Dagny_R_Taggert) August 12, 2019
Thank billy Clinton for the law that President Trump is enforcing.
— Brock KAG Sampson (@KevinJWatt1) August 12, 2019
One final question:
I thought immigrants didn't use the welfare system? Isn't that what everyone was told? So why is this a problem?
— RocknRollMom6 (@RockNRollMom6) August 12, 2019
Back over to you, ThinkProgress!