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

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From NBC: The Trump administration announced a proposed rule Saturday that would make it harder to obtain visas or green cards for immigrants already in the U.S. legally, as well as those seeking to enter, if they have ever been dependent on certain public benefits, like Medicaid, food stamps or public housing.

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.

Originally, the rule known as “public charge” began in the 1800s as a way for the U.S. to deny entry to immigrants who were likely to become a drain on the economy.

“This proposed rule will implement a law passed by Congress intended to promote immigrant self-sufficiency and protect finite resources by ensuring that they are not likely to become burdens on American taxpayers,” said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

As NBC News previously reported, earlier versions of the proposal included more draconian measures, such as limiting green cards and citizenship for immigrants who had used Obamacare or certain tax credits.

“The [disqualifying] benefits generally represent the largest federal programs for low-income people by total expenditure that address basic living needs such as income, housing, food, and medical care,” a spokeswoman for DHS said in a written briefing.

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Donald J Trump is Pat Buchanan more than 20 years later. So much of America’s decline could have been avoided if Pat Buchanan was elected in 92, or 96.

Dr. Eowyn

What happened to the requirement that those who apply, legally, to immigrate to the U.S. must show proof that they would not become economic dependents on the U.S.? Is that requirement no longer operative, and if so, why?


People that have paid little or nothing into the system should not be allowed to benefit from said system that is in place to help tax-paying Americans in times of challenges that sometimes happen.


Excellent! Then 95% won’t qualify to stay and have to go back.


I was a refugee in 1962 (paroled indefinitely), fulfilled all that was required of me, no “freebies” from the government at the expense of TAXPAYERS, earned a honest living and worked my way up til my retirement, and I am here today fighting illegal immigration and against “keeping” illegals draining our taxpayers money, US does not deny anybody to come here as long as the laws are followed and the individual who is seeking migration must be self-sufficient. That is also applicable to those seeking political persecution in his/her country.


Donald Trump = Divine Intervention. He was given a mission from birth, the name TRUMP says it all.