Among the eligibility requirements for immigration to the United States are these:
Job or Employment Based
People who want to become immigrants based on employment or a job offer may apply for permanent residence or an immigrant visa abroad, when an immigrant visa number becomes available according to the following employment based preferences:
First Preference: Priority Workers, including aliens with extraordinary abilities, outstanding professors and researchers, and certain multinational executives and managers
Second Preference: Members of professions holding an advanced degree or persons of exceptional ability (including individuals seeking a National Interest Waiver)
Third Preference: Skilled Workers, professionals and other qualified workers
Fourth Preference: Certain special immigrants including those in religious vocations
Fifth Preference: Employment creation immigrants (investors or entrepreneurs)
Barack Obama, seeking to swell the ranks of democrats and continuing his plot to expand dependency, is marketing the US as a place immigrants can come and enjoy the fruits of the toil of others!
Local lawmakers are fuming over an Obama administration policy promoting welfare and EBT benefits for immigrants, with a “welcome” package and promotional website that encourage new arrivals to take advantage of the nation’s generous government largesse.
“I think it’s a complete outrage that we’re encouraging people coming here to get on public assistance,” said state Rep. Shaunna O’Connell, a Taunton Republican who has fought for EBT reform. “We should be encouraging people to be self-sufficient. These programs are rampant with fraud and abuse.”
The fight over welfare for recent immigrants is unfolding in Washington, where a group of GOP senators has sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack demanding answers as to why food stamps and other welfare benefits are being promoted to new immigrants. The agency’s Welcome toUSA.gov website includes a comprehensive handbook directing immigrants on how to obtain food stamps, Medicare, disability and other taxpayer-funded aid.
“The federal government now is giving packets to people when they come to the United States … that promote welfare benefits,” said U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican and ranking member of the Senate budget committee. “That is contrary to law and sound policy.”
So what does the agency have to say about it?
A USDA spokesman could not be reached late yesterday.
And if they don’t want to be dependent?
• The agency created a Spanish-language ad in which an individual is “pressured” into accepting food stamps, even though she says her family is self-sufficient.
And if these newly minted dependents meet resistance?
Another site gives SNAP recruiters tips on how to “overcome the word ‘no’” when seeking to sign up new recipients.
Outrageous is too mild a word for this.
“Give me your tired, your poor,
but mostly your poor yearning to live free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these dependents to me,
I will open the golden door
And make them democrats!”
– Barack Lazurus