President Trump is drafting a policy to deport migrants if they have claimed benefits within 5 years
The orders would allow the US President to kick out anyone who had been given any welfare payments within the last five years.
They would also allow the banning of migrants to the United States on the basis that they might claim benefits after they arrived.
The move shows that the Trump White House is considering going further than its controversial travel ban on people from seven Muslim majority countries, which sparked worldwide outrage.
Yesterday Mr Trump again defended it and tweeted that it was “about keeping bad people (with bad intentions) out of country”.
Mr Trump is said to be considering the additional measures to protect American workers and secure jobs for people born in the US.
The orders say they want to end the “jobs magnet” that is drawing illegal immigrants to the US.
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Mon, January 30, 2017
President Trump signed an executive order banning immigration to the USA from seven 'muslim' countries. This led to protests across America and, now, the UK.
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People demonstrate during a protest at Downing Street in central London against US President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban on refugees and people from seven mainly-Muslim countries
Donald Trump sparked outrage by placing on travel ban on seven Muslim countries
The drafts say that households with migrants in them are more likely to be on some kind of benefit, a claim which is not backed up by reference to any research.
They would allow the Trump White House to “deny admission to any alien who is likely to become a public charge”.
The orders will ask the Department of Homeland Security to work out ways for “determining whether an alien is deportable… for having become a public charge within five years of entry”, meaning if they got welfare like food stamps or Medicaid.
Donald Trump has already signed off on the building of a wall for the US-Mexico border
Any job offers for foreign nationals which are not in the “national interest” will be rescinded.
The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department will also have to come up with plans to “combat the birth tourism phenomenon”, where migrants give birth in the US in the hope it will make them able to stay.
The orders state: ‘The unlawful employment of aliens has had a devastating impact on the wages and jobs of American workers, especially low-skilled, teenage, and African American and Hispanic workers.”