Washington — Heritage Action for America released the following statement by Executive Director Tim Chapman in regards to yesterday’s announcement by the Trump Administration:
The administration just demonstrated its commitment to making our immigration system work for all Americans. The executive action announced yesterday requiring immigrants to prove they can purchase health insurance or pay for their own health care just like Americans is a common-sense requirement that will protect both immigrants and Americans.
Americans understand the importance of ensuring that those who immigrate to our country contribute to the fabric of America, and Heritage Action polling reveals that voters' top concern with immigration is a drain on our welfare and social programs, particularly health care. As we welcome people to our country, it’s important they contribute to our nation, not deplete our resources. Heritage Action applauds the Trump Administration for providing a much-needed reform to our broken immigration system.