‘Take Care of Your Own First’: Carson Defends Plan to Block Illegal Immigrants from Public Housing Amid Dem Outrage

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson clashed with House Democrats over the proposal to remove federally subsidized housing for illegal immigrants.

There are roughly 32,000 households in subsidized housing are not led by legal residents in the U.S.

Things got heated during Tuesday’s House Financial Services Committee hearing, as congressional Democrats didn’t agree with Carson on the proposed rule change.

Right out of the gate, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) took a swing at Carson’s plan, labeling it as “cruel.”

Additionally, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) tore into Carson, claiming his plan would “bring nothing but despair to thousands of American families.” She added:

“We cannot create affordable housing for Americans by throwing other Americans out in the street with no place to go […] Your plan to create vacancies by making 55,000 American children homeless is among the most damaging proposals I have ever seen … Where will they live?”

“If you read the rule carefully, you will see that it provides a six-month deferral on request if they have not found another place to live,” Carson responded to Maloney. “And that can be renewed two times for a total of 18 months, which is plenty of time for Congress to engage in comprehensive immigration reform so that this becomes a moot point.”

He added:

“If in fact you want to explain to the American citizens who have been on the wait list for several years in your district in New York why we should continue to support families that are not here legally, I would be happy to join you in helping explain that to them.”

Watch the hearing below:

Carson said he doesn’t believe their department is trying to be “cruel” or “mean-hearted” with the proposal, but “this is common sense. You take care of your own first.”

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Jeff
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Jeff

Comment sense to a Leftists is non existent

Carol
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Carol

what idiots. IT is not throwing American citizens out it is throwing ILLEGAL immigrants out on the street. If they don’t want to live on the street they can take a ride back home out of America.

Ray Thomas
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Ray Thomas

AMERICANS FIRST THROW ALL THE FREE LOADING ILLEGALS OUT!

Brenda VanRootselaar
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Brenda VanRootselaar

And people are disagreeing with him???? WHY??????? WTF is wrong with these Demcrats? Are they insane???

Michelle Weddle
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Michelle Weddle

American citizens first. I am sure Nancy Pelosi has room in her multiple houses for multiple non citizen families

mirza cairo
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mirza cairo

thank you Secratary Ben Carson .Unfortunately Dmeocrats forgot about the US taxpayers and the citizens needs in exchange for future votes of the illegals . Sadly Illegals are better off than the taxpayers who pays the bills .DEMCORATS should be ashame of themselves

el varady
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el varady

Now suddenly they are talking about dislocating thousands illegals to make room for our citizens. Hurrah, for BEN. Suddenly they forgot about the 9 month abortion killing live children, suddenly they are worried about children??? The dems pick and choose their priorities depending upon not what is right but what is more socialist. This woman is a two faced Democrat. As usual makes no sense and does not listen to reason. Just her own agenda.

Janet Bell
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Janet Bell

Amen to that el varady!!

L B
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L B

I concur

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