New President Trump Rule Will Change Who Can Legally Immigrate to United States

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Today, President Trump unveiled a new rule which will change who can legally immigrate to the United States and which legal immigrants can stay in the United States. The new rule will amend current Department of Homeland Security (DHS) procedure to “determine whether an alien applying for admission or adjustment of status is inadmissible to the United States.., because he or she is likely at any time to become a public charge.” Trump’s rule will also prevent “aliens seeking an extension of stay [if they have] received public benefits over the designated threshold.” Immigrants who receive “food stamps; Medicaid; and housing vouchers and other housing subsidies” and “depend on public resources to meet their needs” “for more than 12 months in the aggregate within any 36-month period” will render the immigrant “ineligible for extension of stay” in the country. President Trump says this immigration reform is necessary “to protect benefits for American Citizens.” The rule will go into effect in 60 days.

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