PBS NewsHour

Proposed immigration change would penalize legal residents

Clip: 10/18/2018 | 9m 21s

The Trump administration has proposed reinterpreting a piece of immigration law intended to screen whether legal immigrants are likely to be self-supporting or end up consuming public benefits. Known as the “public charge” rule, it’s sowing concern even among green card holders and permanent residents, who fear that signing up for social services may jeopardize their ability to stay in the U.S.

Aired: 10/18/18

Rating: NR

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