Donald Trump administration wants to deny green cards to migrants on public assistance

Posted on AllSides August 12th, 2019
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legal immigration, green cards

The Donald Trump administration issued a new rule Monday that would enable federal officials to deny green cards to migrants if officials believe the recipients will receive public benefits like food stamps, Medicaid, or housing vouchers.

“To protect benefits for American citizens, immigrants must be financially self-sufficient," President Donald Trump said in a statement from the White House.

The rule, which would take effect on Oct. 15, would basically allow customs and immigration officers to consider public assistance in deciding whether to grant legal assistance, along with other facts like...

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