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The high price of the public charge rule: America will get sicker if this anti-immigration measure goes into effect

Posted on AllSides October 29th, 2019
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Earlier this month, changes to a federal rule were supposed to go into effect that would have put an overwhelming number of immigrants in danger. The rule would expand the scope of the “public charge rule” and deny permanent-resident status to certain immigrants when the government believes they are likely to receive public benefits, such as Medicaid, food subsidies and housing assistance. Fortunately, several federal judges issued injunctions, halting the rule from going into effect. We should expect proponents of this rule to use every tool available to overturn the...

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