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Trump administration seeks to penalize immigrants for using public benefits

Today's new rule from the Trump administration limits who will be eligible for a green card in the United States. Under current law, immigrants are already required to prove that they are not what the government deems a, quote, public charge. Ken Cuccinelli, the acting head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, announced the plans.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The PBS NewsHour
Topics: 
Trump Administration
Immigration
Author Info: Amna Nawaz, Yamiche Alcindor
Teaser Text: 
Today's new rule from the Trump administration limits who will be eligible for a green card in the United States. Under current law, immigrants are already required to prove that they are not what the government deems a, quote, public charge. Ken Cuccinelli, the acting head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, announced the plans.
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