Tag Archives: Public Assistance

Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule for immigrants attacks a problem that doesn’t exist

If immigrants use a Section 8 housing voucher or buy groceries with SNAP, this revised regulation could label that person a “public charge” — a dependent on the government — and the Department of Homeland Security could ...

Trump’s latest immigration proposal is a looming public health crisis

Today, people who have immigrated here, like my parents, are facing another targeted, xenophobic attack. The Trump administration, which has already implemented a travel ban against five majority-Muslim countries — inclu ...

Needy immigrants need not apply

In this case, the new blueprint would radically shift the government’s definition of immigrants classified as “public charges,” meaning burdens to public resources. That classification would make them ineligible for many ...

An Unhealthy Plan to Drive Out Immigrants

On Saturday, the Department of Homeland Security proposed a rule that would enable it to deny green cards and visas to immigrants here legally who have used public health and nutrition assistance, including Medicaid and ...

How Trump Can Use Welfare To Stymie Immigration — And Vice Versa

″It’s an opportunity to fuel the nativist fire and scapegoat immigrants as a drain on our economy,” said Wendy Cervantes, senior policy analyst for the Center for Law and Social Policy, a nonpartisan organization that wo ...

Trump administration seeks to limit access to U.S. for immigrants who use or are likely to use public assistance

“Under long-standing federal law, those seeking to immigrate to the United States must show they can support themselves financially,” DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement, adding that the proposed changes w ...

Trump’s New Strategy to Demonize Immigrants

Donald Trump’s antipathy to immigrants has been a defining feature of his rise to power and his presidency. He has focused much of that ire, personally and in his policies, on undocumented immigrants. But there are signs ...

How Trump’s Plan for Immigrants on Welfare Could Hurt a Million New Yorkers

New York City officials estimated that at least a million people here could be hurt by this plan, warning that the children of immigrants seeking green cards would be most vulnerable. ...

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