"Only Wealthy Immigrants Need Apply" - How a Trump Rule's Chilling Effect Will Harm the U.S.

Publication date: 
October 2018

A drastic change in the "public charge" rule proposed by the Trump administration would restrict access to green cards and various types of visas for immigrants who are not already comparatively well off. This “Trump Rule” fundamentally changes our approach to immigration, making family income and potential use of health care, nutrition or housing programs central considerations in whether or not to offer people an opportunity to make their lives in this country. The Trump Rule takes an existing standard and proposes to make it vastly more restrictive.

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