Republican Maine Governor Paul LePage recently highlighted that illegal immigrants take benefits from poor American citizens and blasted the Obama administration for burdening localities that do not have sufficient resources by forcing them to take care of illegal immigrants.
“If we have eight kids in the state right now, and if there are any state dollars going there, there are eight Mainers not getting services,” he said while visiting a homeless shelter, according to the Associated Press. “There’s not an endless pot of money up there.”
LePage previously blasted the Obama administration after finding out that illegal immigrants were dumped in his state while he was on a conference call with other governors and Obama administration officials.
“We cannot become a state that encourages illegal immigration. We simply cannot afford it. I urge the President and Congress to find a solution to this problem, not look to Maine to harbor illegal immigrants,” he previously said. “It is wrong for the federal government to force a higher burden on the people of Maine to pay for those who come to our country illegally, especially when the government secretly places illegal aliens in our state without our knowledge.”