Tag Archives: Public Assistance

A Heartbreaking Choice for Moms: Food or a Family’s Future

And by discouraging immigrants, including those who are legally entitled to benefits, from seeking them, the harsher public-charge rule is at odds with a fundamental truth of the United States: that it is built on immigr ...

A Trump Administration Proposal Is Scaring Immigrant Families Away From Public Benefits

The pending rule changes, which will affect green card and visa applicants, are already hurting people, a new study found. ...

Exclusive: Trump Administration Proposal Would Make It Easier to Deport Immigrants Who Use Public Benefits

The Trump administration is considering reversing long-standing policy to make it easier to deport U.S. legal permanent residents who have used public benefits, part of an effort to restrict immigration by low-income peo ...

A Tortured Choice for Immigrants: Your Health or Your Green Card?

Scrolling down the list of my primary care patients, I wondered who might be affected. A pregnant woman from Cameroon. An elderly woman with brittle bones from the Dominican Republic. A man with cancer from Ecuador. The ...

The Health 202: The clock is ticking on stricter ‘public charge’ rules for immigrants

In a strange reversal from the way new regulations are usually put forward, the Department of Homeland Security released a draft of the rule a few weeks ago but hadn’t yet posted it in the federal register. When that hap ...

Immigrants Refuse Aid for Fear It Will Doom Green Card Hopes

When she was offered a chance a few weeks ago to get a reduced-rent apartment through a city program, she turned it down. Instead, she stretches her budget to pay several hundred dollars a month more to rent somewhere el ...

L.A. County could join fight against Trump immigration rule

The ink isn’t yet dry on a controversial Trump administration proposal that could deny visas or permanent residency to immigrants who use public assistance programs, but some Los Angeles County officials are readying the ...

Trump Wants to Turn the Safety Net Into a Trap

The Trump administration wants to change how the government defines who is or is likely to become a “public charge.” The Department of Homeland Security released a draft regulation on Sept. 22, in which it proposed that ...

Should immigrants face barriers to welfare?

Half of immigrant-headed households use welfare. The United States should screen for self-supporting immigrants over immigrants who come here and consume welfare intended for needy Americans. The costs of entitlements ar ...

Trump’s Public-Charge Rule Is a One-Two Punch Against Immigrants and Public Assistance

Although these rumors were inaccurate, they were based on a widely reported development: the Trump Administration was considering ways to revamp the access that immigrants have to public benefits. That fact was enough to ...

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