From Kaiser Health News, 9/25/18
“A proposed rule from the White House would make it harder for legal immigrants to get green cards if they have received certain kinds of public assistance — including Medicaid, food stamps and housing subsidies. Green cards allow them to live and work permanently in the United States.
“Trump administration officials say the policy would promote “immigrant self-sufficiency and protect finite resources.” Critics say it could have serious public health consequences.
“Officials such as California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who has frequently clashed with the White House, are weighing challenges to the rule. ‘The Trump Administration’s proposal punishes hard-working immigrant families — even targeting children who are citizens — for utilizing programs that provide basic nutrition and healthcare. This is an assault on our families and our communities,’ Becerra said in a statement.
“But these actions depend on the final shape of the regulation, which could change through the rule-making process.”
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