Ben Carson Wants To Evict Families With Undocumented Immigrants From Public Housing Units
According to the Washington Post, the Trump administration is trying to push a new policy to prevent undocumented family members of US citizens and documented immigrants from living with them in public housing.
“Thanks to @realDonaldTrump’s leadership, we are putting America’s most vulnerable first,” tweeted Carson on Thursday (April 18). “Our nation faces affordable housing challenges and hundreds of thousands of citizens are waiting for many years on waitlists to get housing assistance.”
The proposal is trying to evict undocumented family members from public housing instead of continuing the policy of adjusting their families’ benefits to exclude them. The rule was reportedly sent to Congress for a 15-day review period earlier this week. It’ll be available for public comment prior to it moving ahead. The move is just the latest family-separating policy coming from the Trump administration.
Most recently, Cheeto In Chief proposed the idea of sending undocumented immigrants at the U.S. and Mexico border to live in American sanctuary cities.
Undocumented people currently don’t qualify for public housing assistance, and under law, all applicants must be U.S. citizens or documented residents.