New Trump rule would deny green cards to immigrants who took food stamps, Medicaid

Martha Santamaria made sure to follow the U.S. immigration rules and became an American citizen. When her sister came on a travel visa fleeing violence and civil war in her native El Salvador, she helped her get a green card to stay in the U.S. That process took 16 years.Jae C. Hong / AP file

The proposal, which can become a rule after a public comment period, rewrites a 1999 rule that limited green cards for immigrants who were dependent on cash benefits, but did not take into consideration health care or other non-monetary benefits.

Proposed disqualifying benefits would also include parts of Medicare and vouchers for Section 8 housing.

Source: New Trump rule would deny green cards to immigrants who took food stamps, Medicaid

HUD Secretary Ben Carson: Kavanaugh allegation is part of a socialist plot

  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson said that a long-running plot by Socialists to take over America was fueling recent allegations of sexual assault against President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.
  • “There’ve been people in this country for a very long time….who don’t like what this country represents,” Carson told an audience of conservative activists.These forces he said, were now “like wet hornets” and “out of control.”
  • Carson also expressed concern that the allegations against Kavanaugh might cause people to think twice before accepting positions in government to avoid “their reputation being sullied.”

Source: HUD Secretary Ben Carson: Kavanaugh allegation is part of a socialist plot

Third Named Witness Rejects Kavanaugh’s Accuser’s Allegations | National Review

In written testimony sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a third named witness has rejected the allegations made by Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser. Having been asked by a Senate staffer to comment on the charges advanced against the nominee, a lawyer for Leland Ingham Keyser wrote:

Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.

Source: Third Named Witness Rejects Kavanaugh’s Accuser’s Allegations | National Review

Tentative agreement reached for Kavanaugh-Ford hearing on Thursday, source says | Fox News

A tentative agreement for a Thursday hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford has been reached, a source with knowledge of the discussions told Fox News.

In a letter to the committee, Ford’s lawyers said that she had accepted the request to provide “her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct next week” after Republicans on the committee set a 2:30 p.m. deadline for her to say whether she would do so. Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, had said a vote would proceed in the absence of a response from Ford’s team by the cutoff time.

Source: Tentative agreement reached for Kavanaugh-Ford hearing on Thursday, source says | Fox News