Project 21: Trump right about minorities vs illegals

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Chad Groening (

"We are hiring" signA black conservative organization says it supports President Trump's effort to improve border security and improve immigration enforcement.

Citing the impact of illegal aliens on jobs, public safety, and public welfare programs, Project 21 applauded Trump's address from the Oval Office this week after he pointed out that illegal immigration harms minorities, including blacks and legal Hispanics.

Emery McClendon, a Tea Party activist and member of the Project 21, says the President made a clear case for securing the southern border. 

"The president first and foremost has placed America first in almost all of his policies," McClendon says, "and especially in immigration and national security."


The Oval Office address, he says, demonstrated that Trump is concerned about crimes, illegal drugs, and competition for low-skilled jobs --- all of those related to illegal immigration.

There is also the issue of social welfare programs. Some fact-checkers have disputed Trump's repeated claim that $200 billion-plus a year is gobbled up by illegals, but the Center for Immigration Studies reports that 63 percent of U.S. households led by an illegal alien use at least one form of public assistance.

By comparison, CIS reports, 35 percent of Americans do the same. 

CIS goes on to explain that illegals are technically barred from receiving such benefits --- a point made by Democrats --- but further explains that illegals benefit from WIC, Medicaid, and other programs due to their children being born in the United States. 

"They're coming here to America and they are applying for these programs," McClendon says of illegals. "Being taught how to manipulate these programs and eliminating those who are living in this country who are in poverty, who need a helping hand and can't get those helping hands anymore."

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