HUD Sec. Ben Carson defends plan to purge illegals from public housing

HUD Sec. Ben Carson defends plan to purge illegals from public housing
Ben Carson (Image: YouTube screen grab via Fox News)

[Ed. – Only in the Left’s world of twisted logic could a government — any government  — taking care of its citizens first be viewed as an act of cruelty.]

HUD Secretary Ben Carson on Tuesday defended the Trump administration’s proposal to purge undocumented immigrants — and their U.S.-born children — from government-subsidized housing, citing the years-long waiting list of millions of “legal citizens.”

“It seems only logical that taxpaying American citizens should be taken care of first,” Carson said during a three-and-a-half-hour congressional hearing on oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. “It’s not that we’re cruel, mean-hearted. It’s that we are logical. This is common sense. You take care of your own first.”

Democratic lawmakers on the House Financial Services Committee expressed concern about the proposed rule. An internal agency analysis found it could put up to 55,000 children who are legal U.S. residents or citizens at risk of eviction and homelessness.

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Carson urged Congress to come to an agreement to overhaul the nation’s immigration policies rather than thwart HUD’s plan to require every family member living in subsidized housing be of “eligible immigration status.”

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