Monday, August 12, 2019

Trump to deny green cards to immigrants receiving public benefits

The Trump administration issued a final rule Monday that allows federal officials to deny green cards to legal immigrants who have received certain public benefits or who are deemed likely to do so in the future. President Trump's administration is reinforcing the ideals of self-sufficiency and personal responsibility, ensuring that immigrants are able to support themselves and become successful here in America" said actin U.S> citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli.

The contentious policy is already triggering legal challenges, with one pro-immigrant group, the Los Angeles-based National Immigration Law Center, announcing this morning that it will file suit. "This latest racially-motivated policy," said the group's... Read More