It is a terrible shame to see people actually admonishing the administration for this. All of you need to check your personal opinions based on political party affiliation and start thinking logically. This is one of the easiest ones to illustrate how bad partisan people are. Here's the logic for those of you having issues:
The WH wants to make it illegal to be fraudulent when receiving these benefits...
"The main public benefits that immigrants with legal residence permits, known as Green Cards, can receive are: Medicaid for people with low income or disabilities; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Supplemental Security Income; and the Children's Health Insurance Program."
So being against this is basically saying you agree that immigrants, even legal ones, should be allowed to be fraudulent with those programs. Do you know how insane that is? American's can get jailed for doing the same thing. But Dems want immigrants to be able to do it and have no penalty.
Here's extra hypocritical logic to understand:
Dems love to use "developed nations" as their excuse for many things. Healthcare? Well, other developed nations socialize it so we should to. Guns? Other developed nations are much stricter so we should be too. Fraud? Other developed nations jail immigrants or take away their legal documents for being there so America...shouldn't???
Point is, pick and choose your battles. There are a lot of things to go against Trump. Just whining about every little thing because it helps make your case, regardless of how illogical and abstract it is, desensitizes everyone else to your complaints. Dems are ignored because everyone already knows that if something negative occurs about anything, they will be right there to go viral about how bad it is and society needs to do something about. Little Timmy can stub his toe on a tree root and people would not be surprised if Dems came out and said all trees should be destroyed (which is even more hilarious because it's true and people already know Dems will ignore one belief they vehemently defend if it doesn't support a new issue). As I've said before, if the Dems could do some soul searching and truly unite behind clear, logical beliefs, their hearts and minds will run this country. If they continue down the road they have been going down since the start of the 21st century, they will continue to be behind. I mean, this is the party that tried as hard as they could for 8 years to tell the world that if someone is black, you must like them and are never able to say anything bad about them or you are a racist. Reading that, if you still believe the Dems are headed in the right direction, you have problems.