Next Executive Orders?

According to the Washington Post, President Trump will apparently continue his diligent work protecting American taxpayers by signing executive orders that:

  1. Direct immigration officials at CIS to uphold existing US law which prevents the immigration of public charges, by denying likely applicants, and,
  2. Direct ICE to deport immigrants who (within 10 years if relative to financial sponsorship timeframes) become public charges that are dependent on taxpayer-funded welfare benefits contrary to US law, and,
  3. Significantly limit the number of immigrant and temporary work visas issued, again with the focus of minimizing the use of taxpayer-funded benefits by non-citizens.

Current US law:

INA: ACT 212 – GENERAL CLASSES OF ALIENS INELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE VISAS AND INELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION; WAIVERS OF INADMISSIBILLITY

Sec. 212. [8 U.S.C. 1182]

(a) Classes of Aliens Ineligible for Visas or Admission.-Except as otherwise provided in this Act, aliens who are inadmissible under the following paragraphs are ineligible to receive visas and ineligible to be admitted to the United States:

4) Public charge.-

(A) In general.-Any alien who, in the opinion of the consular officer at the time of application for a visa, or in the opinion of the Attorney General at the time of application for admission or adjustment of status, is likely at any time to become a public charge is inadmissible.

(An affidavit of support is required for immigrants who claim a family relationship to a US citizen, meaning a citizen must sponsor them, pledging to financially support them if necessary, and reimburse any taxpayer-funded benefits the immigrant may use.  The sponsor is responsible financially for 10 years or until the immigrant leaves the country or becomes a citizen).