Immigrant Sponsors, Not Taxpayers, Will Be on the Hook For Government Freebies


Ken Cuccinelli, a former Virginia state attorney general who last week became acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has confirmed what has already been speculated on and that sponsors of immigrants will no longer be able to sponsor multiple immigrants who end up on welfare with no consequences.

They will be responsible to repay the taxpayers for all government freebies the immigrants rack up. There was a law passed during the Clinton administration, but the last two presidents have ignored the law. President Trump is now going to enforce it. Sponsors have been agreeing to that even as they sponsor large numbers of these immigrants.

Now, it will cost them and not you.

From Fox News

Sponsors of legal immigrants to the United States received word Friday that they’ll be on the hook “for every dollar” if those immigrants end up receiving welfare funds or other public support instead of earning a living and paying taxes.

“If the sponsored immigrant receives any federal means-tested public benefits, the sponsor will be expected to reimburse the benefits-granting agency for every dollar of benefits received by the immigrant,” Cuccinelli wrote in a USCIS memo.

“If the sponsored immigrant receives any federal means-tested public benefits, the sponsor will be expected to reimburse the benefits-granting agency for every dollar of benefits received by the immigrant.”

— Ken Cuccinelli, acting director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

‘Enforceable contract’

In addition, the same message instructed agents who work for USCIS to remind applicants and sponsors that “the Affidavit of Support is a legal and enforceable contract between the sponsor and the federal government.”