NOTHING is being done to stop this use of taxpayer dollars! Congress needs to change the wet-foot/dry- foot policy whereby Cubans get “freebies” as soon as they step foot in America:
Cuban migrants get access to benefits granted to them by the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966. (They are given legal status despite lacking visas – the “wet-foot/dry-foot” policy – and receive full access to welfare programs.)
WE CANNOT AFFORD THIS!
Thousands of Cubans rushing the U.S. border in record numbers are being greeted with a Welcome Wagon operation the provides them with taxpayer-funded benefits including cash, a Social Security card, food stamps, and Medicaid, according to a review of the latest immigration crisis on the border.
During a field trip to the Laredo, Texas crossing point, two experts from the Center for Immigration Studies documented how Cubans are provided with the services free of charge in a storefront operation set up by a Cuban immigrant, who even provides housing and schedules transportation to Miami. …
The office is manned by a Cuban immigrant, Alejandro Ruiz, who shows the border-crossers what America has to offer.
Ruiz’s refugee resettlement operation is believed to be subsidized by the same taxpayers who finance all the free goodies he passes out.
“Ruiz explained that he takes Cuban migrants to the Health and Human Services offices to get access to TANF (cash welfare), SNAP (food stamps), and Medicaid. During our visit he also showed us two envelopes with Social Security cards ready to be picked up by newly arrived islanders. Additionally, Ruiz gave us a checklist that he gives the migrants, which notes all the documents they need to have in order to acquire a work permit. While the Cubans wait for all their benefits to be in order, Ruiz provides them a place to stay,” wrote [Kausha] Luna.
STRANDED CUBAN IMMIGRANTS BEGIN JOURNEY TO U.S.:
Read more: Washington Examiner