Proposal limits migrants based on aid

Proposal limits migrants based on aid

U.S. immigrants who get public benefits like food stamps or housing vouchers could be denied green cards, under a new proposal from President Donald Trump's administration. Under the new rule, immigrants who receive more than $1,821 annually in benefits that can be monetized will be disqualified from receiving green cards and visas. They would not apply to people granted refugee status or political asylum. The agency is asking for public comment on whether the Children's Health Insurance Program also should be included.

"This proposed rule will implement a law passed by Congress meant to promote immigrant self-sufficiency and protect finite resources by ensuring that they are not likely to become burdens on American taxpayers", Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement issued on Saturday. "Under long-standing federal law, those seeking to immigrate to the United States must show they can support themselves financially", said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in a statement.

The new regulation will be posted in the Federal Register in the coming weeks and a 60-day comment period will be open to the public before it goes into effect.

When it comes to deciding how likely a prospective immigrant is to use these benefits, the government could consider any number of listed criteria. A 1999 rule clarification said non-cash benefits like Medicaid can not be considered.

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JOEL ROSE: Under the proposal, many immigrants in the country legally would still be eligible for public benefits - things like food stamps or Medicaid prescription drug coverage.

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The proposal would affect more than 382,000 people per year who obtain permanent residence while already in the United States, DHS said. Based on the earlier leaked draft, the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that up to 2 million children who are US citizens with immigrant parents could drop out of Medicaid and CHIP and most would become uninsured. That's because the parents would worry that their children's use of those programs could jeopardize their legal status.

Angering immigrant rights and economic equality advocates alike, the Trump administration has made official its proposal to deny permanent residency, or green cards, to immigrants who have used public assistance programs including nutritional or housing aid. About 27 million people live in families that have received benefits and had at least one immigrant family member, according to a June analysis by the Migration. These include Medicaid, CHIP, the Women's, Infants, and Children nutrition program and free school lunches.

Statistics from 2015 show that 3.4 million Americans born in the US received cash benefits, while just over 22 percent used non-cash assistance. America's Essential Hospitals and other healthcare groups have been lobbying the administration for months to abandon or soften the public charge proposal.

The Trump administration has been anti-immigrant from the beginning, with Donald Trump attacking Mexican immigrants in the very first speech in his campaign. The administration says it's trying to ensure that immigrants are self-sufficient.

Immigrant advocates have criticized the administration's plan, which was first reported by Reuters in February when it was in an early draft form, saying that it is an effort to cut legal immigration without going through Congress to change us law.

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