Changes to the public charge rule

Apparently, legally remaining foreign citizens still go through a lot of stress because of what the government continues to change. 

Just recently, there have been changes to the public rule. The new rule would “allow the federal government to block immigrants who live in the United States legally from receiving a green card or visa if they apply for health care benefits, public food benefits, or hosing benefits.” It still applies for immigrant parents with children born on U.S soil. 

It really only targets poor-living immigrants. It would have strongly affected half a million legal immigrants in the U.S. 

According to the Trump Administration, it was a “necessary mechanism to weed out immigrants who would take advantage of U.S. taxpayers by living off the government dime.” 

Last year, there was a hurricane in Florida. It destroyed a successful immigrant’s car wash business, an office building he owned, and caused damage to his home. He knew asking for any of sort of government help might destroy his chance of becoming a legal citizen. Because of the changes to the public charge rule, it is a concern for immigrants. Many immigrants are too scared to ask for any sort of government help, even though it is legally provided for them. 

So moving on from that, three federal courts have issued a nationwide injuction, or an authoritative warning or order, that prohibited the Trump administration from enforcing the changes to the public charge rule. 

Judge George Daniels of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, said that, “It is repugnant to the American dream of the opportunity for prosperity and success through hard work and upwards mobility.” 

He also argued that the government did not efficiently explain why they were changing the public charge rue or why it was needed.  

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