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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Proposes Full Welfare Benefits for All Immigrants, Regardless of Legal Status, After Trump Visa Ban

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has revealed a sequence of financial insurance policies as a part of her plans for a “just society,” together with permitting unlawful immigrants the identical welfare advantages as U.S. residents.

The New York congresswoman has revealed a complete of six laws proposals which intention to deal with the “stark inequalities” which exist within the U.S.

The package deal of concepts contains The Place to Prosper Act, designed to create a secure rental housing market to guard tenants and rein in company landlords.

There can be The Recognizing Poverty Act which might make sure the Department of Health and Human Services adjusts the federal poverty line to account for stipulations equivalent to “geographic cost variation, costs related to health insurance, work expenses for the family, child care needs, and new necessities, like internet access.”

Ocasio-Cortez, who beforehand pushed for the Green New Deal, has additionally introduced The Embrace Act, which might permit unlawful immigrants to be supplied with the identical Federal public advantages as U.S. residents and authorized immigrants.

“Our nation must recognize that our history—immigrants, enslaved peoples, and refugees built this country. We all do better when we create a just society that embraces our most vulnerable populations and paves a path to prosperity for all,” Ocasio-Cortez’s manifesto states.

“This bill would ensure that all persons in need are eligible for the largest programs of the social safety net, regardless of their immigration status.”

According to the proposal, Federal public profit contains any retirement, welfare, well being, incapacity, and unemployment advantages, in addition to any comparable funds or help which are offered to a person, family, or household by an company of the U.S.

The concept to offer unlawful immigrants the identical welfare rights as these already legally residing within the U.S. residents arrived as President Donald Trump introduced that visas might be denied for all immigrants who can not show they are going to be capable of afford well being care inside 30 days of getting into the nation.

Trump mentioned the brand new rule, which is able to come into place on November 3, goals to cease immigrants who will “financially burden the United States.”

“While our healthcare system grapples with the challenges caused by uncompensated care, the United States Government is making the problem worse by admitting thousands of aliens who have not demonstrated any ability to pay for their healthcare costs,” Trump mentioned in a press release.

The White House cited a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a well being care coverage thinktank, which claimed that authorized immigrants are 3 times as probably as U.S. residents to not have any medical health insurance.

In a tweet, Ocasio-Cortez condemned the coverage as “hypocrisy, xenophobia, and barbarism all in one.”

She added: “The United States doesn’t even offer guaranteed healthcare for *its own citizens,* yet wants to demand it from people of other national origins.”

Speaking after a city corridor in her dwelling district in New York, Ocasio-Cortez mentioned she has but give you a determine for a way a lot her welfare proposal would price.

“This is a question that is only asked about the general welfare of the public and it’s not a question that we ask about war, it’s not a question that we ask about the $2.1 trillion GOP tax cut,” Ocasio-Cortez mentioned, reported Reuters.

“For those that may have a price tag attached to them, we’re happy to have that conversation.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Proposes Full Welfare Benefits for All Immigrants, Regardless of Legal Status, After Trump Visa Ban
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks throughout a city corridor assembly on the LeFrak City Queens Library on October 3, 2019 within the Queens borough of New York City. The occasion targeted on her A Just Society laws, which targets poverty, reasonably priced housing, and entry to federal advantages. Drew Angerer/Getty

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