Published On: Tue, Oct 8th, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez details ‘Just society’ with full welfare for illegals, rent control, lowering poverty levels

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has published new economic policies as part of her “just society,” including allowing illegal immigrants the same welfare benefits as U.S. citizens.

The New York rep has published a total of six legislation proposals which aim to tackle the “stark inequalities” which exist in the U.S.

Ocasio-Cortez announced The Embrace Act, which would allow all immigrants, including those living in the country illegally, to be provided with the same Federal public benefits as U.S. citizens.

“Our nation must recognize that our history—immigrants, enslaved peoples, and refugees built this country. We all do better when we create a just society that embraces our most vulnerable populations and paves a path to prosperity for all,” Ocasio-Cortez’s manifesto states.

“This bill would ensure that all persons in need are eligible for the largest programs of the social safety net, regardless of their immigration status.”

“A just society provides a living wage, safe working conditions, and healthcare. A just society acknowledges the value of immigrants to our communities. A just society guarantees safe, comfortable, and affordable housing,” the website for the package says. “By strengthening our social and economic foundations, we are preparing ourselves to embark on the journey to save our planet by rebuilding our economy and cultivate a just society.”

The Place to Prosper Act, designed to create a stable rental housing market to protect tenants and rein in corporate landlords, was listed as well.

There is also The Recognizing Poverty Act which would ensure the Department of Health and Human Services adjusts the federal poverty line to account for stipulations such as “geographic cost variation, costs related to health insurance, work expenses for the family, child care needs, and new necessities, like internet access.”

The idea to give all immigrants the same welfare rights as those already legally living in the U.S. as citizens arrived as President Donald Trump announced that visas will be denied for all immigrants who cannot prove they will be able to afford health care within 30 days of entering the country.

Trump said the new rule, which will come into place on November 3, aims to stop immigrants who will “financially burden the United States.”

“While our healthcare system grapples with the challenges caused by uncompensated care, the United States Government is making the problem worse by admitting thousands of aliens who have not demonstrated any ability to pay for their healthcare costs,” Trump said in a statement.

In a tweet, Ocasio-Cortez condemned the policy as “hypocrisy, xenophobia, and barbarism all in one.”

She added: “The United States doesn’t even offer guaranteed healthcare for *its own citizens,* yet wants to demand it from people of other national origins.”

Speaking after a town hall in her home district in New York, Ocasio-Cortez said she has yet come up with a figure for how much her welfare proposal would cost.

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