Trump administration to roll out a new rule rejecting green cards for immigrants on food stamps and other public aid.
Business Insider The Trump administration on Monday announced a new “public charge” rule expanding the government’s ability to reject green cards for immigrants using or deemed likely to use public assistance. It’s the first step in the plan for merit-based immigration.
It’s a long-expected policy shift likely to slow the amount of legal immigration to the United States. Set to take effect in mid-October, the new rule would allow the government to consider more factors before granting permanent residency or a temporary visa to an immigrant.
Among the factors are the use of government benefits, along with education and household income.