The Trump administration integrated rules that could deny government assistance programs, including food stamps, Medicaid, and housing vouchers for immigrants.
The rules, which take effect in mid-October, were made public on Monday (August 12), which reveal a broader range of programs that could disqualify immigrants. Federal laws currently require that immigrants prove that they will not be a burden to the U.S. or a “public charge.”
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli commented on the new rules, stating, “It’s a core principle — the American Dream itself — and it’s one of the things that distinguishes us, and it’s central to the legal history in the U.S. back into the 1800s.”
He added, “It will also have the long-term benefit of protecting taxpayers by ensuring people who are immigrating to this country don’t become public burdens, that they can stand on their own two feet, as immigrants in years past have done. It’s not only a recipe for their success, but for America’s success growing out of our immigration system.”
Source: Fox News