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Gillibrand's bill would block Ben Carson from kicking illegal aliens out of gov't subsidized housing

Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)  announced legislation Thursday that would block a plan by the Trump administratio...

Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) announcedlegislation Thursday that would block a plan by the Trump administration to kick illegal aliens out of government-subsidized housing.
"Undocumented immigrants are already ineligible from receiving federal housing assistance," Gillibrand said, "however this new rule would punish their entire families and would deliberately put tens of thousands of individuals, including children, at risk of eviction, homelessness, or family separation."
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson faced contentious questioning from Democrats about the plan in a congressional hearing in May.
"It's not that we're cruel, mean-hearted," Carson told the committee. "It's that we are logical. This is common sense. You take care of your own first."
The plan would cut housing aid to any household with an illegal alien resident. Currently those households can still receive housing aid, but has the aid prorated to avoid subsidizing illegal aliens directly.
If the new policy is implemented, as many as 32,000 households would lose housing aid and be subject to eviction that would affect as many as 108,000 people.
"HUD should be doing everything in its power to end homelessness, but this rule would do the opposite," Gillibrand continued in the statement.
"It's Congress's responsibility to step in and protect vulnerable families, and I urge my colleagues to support my legislation and prevent this HUD proposal from being implemented," she concluded.
Gillibrand garnered 1 percent support for her presidential campaign in a poll released Thursday.

Here's Carson talking about the policy proposal:

Ben Carson defends removing illegal immigrants from public housing


  1. The enemies of the Republic both foreign and domestic self identify when they display their total disregard for our laws.

  2. If they don't want to be homeless, then they should move back home. Nobody invited them here, anyway.

  3. the enemies disregarding our laws are in D.C.

  4. way to create more chaos and crime carson needs to go live in some of those places to touch base with reality.

  5. sure they did, check out govt foreign policy that destroyed their homelands.

  6. Why is it so important to bring in millions of illegals who immediately go on the public dole? We had better answer this question.