Rep. Maloney calls Carson's housing proposal for illegal immigrants 'despicable'

Channel: Fox Business
Published: 05/21/2019 09:30 PM

Watch Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson clash with Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D- NY) over his proposal to block illegal immigrants from public housing. Economist Mark Fleming was on Fox Business Network this morning to discuss the housing shortage in the US:

Leadership and your service to our country i yield back. Thank you. The gentlewoman from new york, mrs. maloney, who is also the chair for the subcommittee on investors and entrepreneurship in capital markets, is recognized for five minutes. Thank you, madam chair. Mr. secretary, the d in hud does not stand for deportation. I'M afraid that a recent proposal of yours will bring nothing but despair ...
o thousands of american families by throwing children out of their homes simply put. We cannot create affordable housing for americans by throwing other americans out into the street with no place to go. I am very proud to represent queensbridge houses, which is the largest public housing complex in the entire countryalong, with many other public housing complexes. So i've been working with public housing, tenants since 1981, standing up for tenants rights, fighting against spending cuts and exposing and ending corrupt mob contracts. But your plan to create vacancies by making 55,000 american children homeless is among the most damaging proposals i have ever seen in public policy and, quite frankly, i find it despicable.

You know that the current laws already prohibit federal housing programs from subsidizing undocumented immigrants. Individuals who are not eligible for housing assistance do not receive subsidies by evicting, mixed-status households. You will rip apart families and be throwing children on to the street, and where will the 55,000 children go? Where will they livewhat agency? Will care for their health and education? Is your plan to have ice put 55,000 more chill run on cages on the border? Really i not in my district and and not on my watch. This is a horrible plan. New york city now spends more than 600 million per year to support 8200 children in foster care and 4. 5 billion more every year to tackle homelessness. Have you considered how you would support the newly homeless families and children? Will they be going to foster care? What'S your plan well, first of all, thank you for the work that you've done on behalf of the people, and i appreciated at our visit in new york. Thank youyou know as far as what we're doing with housing, the law that has been provided through congress states. Very specifically that the secretary of hud may not provide housing assistance to people who are here illegally. It also states specifically that the secretary has the duty to end assistance if he finds that someone is violating that, so we are following the law. I would also point out to you, but but but may i respond, but by law we already. I agree with you: you don't provide subsidies to people who are here illegally, but these children were born here in america and even if their families are illegal, it's a mixed up.

Family in terms of legalitythe children are legal, so you could have a situation where the parents are deported and the children they leave the children here american citizens and who is going to take care of these children. Do you have a plan to take care of these 55,000 children, which is huds number that came forward with that they project could be hurt by this plan? Do you have a plan for how to take care of these children? Yes, no a couple of things here. First of all, there are hundreds of thousands of children as well as elderly and disabled people, on the waiting list, who are legal american citizens. But mr. secretary, these children are legal american citizens theywere born in america. They are legal citizens, as, as i was saying there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions who are waiting on the list. Do you suggest that we prioritize people american citizen over another again and if children are american citizens, they are legal. And what is your plan to take care of them? If you read the rule carefully, you will see that it provides a six-month deferral on request if they have not come found, another place to live, and that can be renewed two times for a total of 18 months, which is plenty of time for congress to engage And comprehensive immigration reform so that this becomes a moot point as doesthe daca situation and a hundred other things how in the world can you put forward a plan that could a gentlelady's time has run homeless? The gentlewoman from missouri miss wagner is recognized for five minutes. I thank the chairwoman i think secretary carson, for his testimony today and for his service. Would you like a minute, sir, any more time to.

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