Trump Administration Implements New Immigration Law

Published by Matt Fishman on

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security implemented the “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule.”

Under the final rule, DHS will look at factors “like an alien’s age, health, family status, assets, resources, and financial status, education and skills, among others, in order to determine whether the alien is likely at any time to become a public charge.” According the policy, “public charge” is defined “as an alien who has received one or more public benefits (as defined in the rule) for more than 12 months, in total, within any 36-month period.”

Immigrants “must be self-sufficient and rely on their own capabilities and the resources of family, friends, and private organizations instead of public benefits”, the Trump Administration asserts.

The rule now applies nationwide, including in Illinois