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An Immigration Marriage Made in Hell

Written by Wendy

Tax-cutting, government-shrinking, regulating-shredding immigration enthusiasts such as Alex Nowrasteh, a researcher at the Cato Institute, are all for opening America’s borders if immigrants and their families are denied access to safety-net benefits such as Medicaid and SNAP. “Well, we absolutely shouldn’t be paying welfare benefits,” Nowrasteh said on a recent appearance on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight. “I don’t want to pay welfare benefits to anybody. And we definitely shouldn’t be paying them to immigrants, illegal or otherwise.”

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