Do We Need More Welfare-Dependent Immigrants?

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023
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National Issues
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WASHINGTON—Last week, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) filed a brief in a Texas federal district court showing that a lawsuit by Texas against the Biden administration’s 2022 public charge rule should be allowed to go forward.

Since before this nation’s founding, Americans have excluded aliens likely to be “public charges”—that is, dependent on the government for support. In the 1990s, Congress passed statutes directing that those likely to be public charges should not be accepted as immigrants. . . .