NumbersUSA, February 12, 2010
Approximately 1/2 of immigrant households (both legal and illegal) with kids access welfare services, primarily food and Medicaid. Many argue that immigration is a social issue, but it’s a fiscal issue as well. Sign our petition urging Pres. Obama, Speaker of the House Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid to stop expanding our welfare system through high immigration numbers.
The immigrant population has grown by an average of 1.3 million per year since 2000, plus an additional 1 million new births in those households. That’s 23 million new people every decade, and HALF of all immigrant families are using welfare, especially food and Medicaid welfare! This includes illegal AND legal immigrants. See Roy’s blog [Roy Beck’s blog is available here.] to read the whole ugly story.
Pres. Obama has pledged to reduce our deficits, so isn’t this a good time to send hundreds of thousands of petitions to him, Reid and Pelosi suggesting a suspension of most immigration that is driving those deficits up?
Sign our petition NOW and then send it to your friends and family. If your on Facebook or Twitter, please share the link to help get the message to Washington!
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