New Trump rule would deny green cards to immigrants who took food stamps, Medicaid

Martha Santamaria made sure to follow the U.S. immigration rules and became an American citizen. When her sister came on a travel visa fleeing violence and civil war in her native El Salvador, she helped her get a green card to stay in the U.S. That process took 16 years.Jae C. Hong / AP file

The proposal, which can become a rule after a public comment period, rewrites a 1999 rule that limited green cards for immigrants who were dependent on cash benefits, but did not take into consideration health care or other non-monetary benefits.

Proposed disqualifying benefits would also include parts of Medicare and vouchers for Section 8 housing.

Source: New Trump rule would deny green cards to immigrants who took food stamps, Medicaid

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