‘Public Charge’ Policy Could Scare Legal Immigrants Into Dropping Out Of Health Programs, Local Officials Warn
The Trump administration is considering expanding the parameters of what constitutes a "public charge" to include immigrants' participation in safety-net programs, such as Medicaid.
LA Officials Fear Trump Immigration Proposal Could Prompt Local Families To Drop Public Benefits
A new Trump administration proposal seeks to greatly expand the list of public programs that, if immigrants participate in them, could allow officials to deny their application for permanent legal residency. Local officials say they're worried immigrant families could drop out of public medical, food or housing programs and endure untreated illness or hunger, even if the rule does not affect them. (Berenstein Rojas, 9/24)
5 Things To Know About Trump’s New ‘Public Charge’ Immigration Proposal
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. “Those seeking to immigrate to the United States must show they can support themselves financially,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement. (Luthra, 9/25)