Washington, August 5: Giving a major fall back to migrants, the United States President Donald Trump has said that migrants will not get welfare in the first five years after they arrive in America. Notably, the announcement comes after a few days of announcing his support to a merit-based immigration system.
In his weekly web and radio address to the nation, President Trump said migrants cannot get welfare for five years when they come into the United States. Trump said, "You cannot get welfare for five years when you come into our country. You can't just come in, like in past weeks, years and decades-you come in, immediately start picking up welfare."
President Trump further said, "For five years, you have to say you will not be asking or using our welfare systems. As I said in my address to Congress, the time for dreaming big, bold and daring things for our country has begun." Trump further added that this week that he announced a historic immigration bill to create a merit-based green card system that ends the abuse of welfare system, stops chain migration and protects American workers and economy.
He also emphasized that the US is moving in the right direction. "This week, the DOW Jones Industrial Average reached an all-time high; never ever has it been so high. In May, the unemployment rate hit a 16-year low. And last quarter, real GDP growth increased to 2.6%," he added.
The President further said, "Washington funded one global project after another while allowing other countries to drain our jobs and drain the wealth of the United States of America. Then, Washington taxed and regulated our own workers and industries, taking away their ability to earn a living."
But those days are over, President Trump said. The President said, "My administration is working tirelessly on behalf of the American people. We have removed regulations and targeted unfair trade practices that are hurting Americans all over the world. We're ending the war on coal and unleashing American energy. We're introducing a tax plan to grow our economy and create more jobs."
Interestingly, President Trump with an aim to provide jobs for Americans have taken several decisions which has drastically affected other countries like toughening H1B visas, withdrawal of Paris Climate Agreement etc.