Fact-check: Did Trump end immigrant welfare?


Did you see the headline that said President
Donald Trump had ended welfare for immigrants? It made the rounds on Facebook, where users
flagged it as potentially made up. It’s at least very misleading, and the headline
is totally false. The article isn’t quite as definitive as the
headline would have you believe. It says the president is “about to” stop immigrants
from getting access to federal benefits for five years. There’s already a law that does that; it was
passed in 1996. The president has alluded to stronger laws
keeping people immigrating to the U.S. from accessing welfare, but even the law he’s touted
would leave many of those people eligible for benefits. The post on Americatb.com is full of logical
jumps and opinions, and it certainly doesn’t prove that the president ended welfare for
immigrants.

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