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              President Barack Obama waves from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Obama is traveling to Las Vegas to deliver a speech on immigration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

DHS admits it does not track immigrants who become welfare dependent, pursued zero cases last year

Additionally Peacock provided data pertaining to the number of applicants from 2005 to Aug. 9, 2012 who were denied entry on public-charge grounds through the Visa Waiver Program: 9,796 applicants, or .0084 percent of approved VWP applicants in that seven-year period.

Last fall, TheDC reported that  just .068 percent of the 10.37 million immigration applicants the State Department processed were found to be ineligible on public-charge grounds. (RELATED: Despite law, dependency risk not huge barrier to entering country)

A Center for Immigration Studies analysis of Census Bureau data last August revealed that in 2010, 36 percent of immigrant-headed households were on at least one major welfare program, compared to 23 percent of native-headed households.

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