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Democrats Push Back on Plan to Make Green Cards Harder to Obtain
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:54:00 PM »
Democrats Push Back on Plan to Make Green Cards Harder to Obtain
Roll Call, Dec 10, 2018, Dean DeChiaro

Democratic lawmakers are joining local health officials, community organizers and immigrant rights groups around the country in opposition to a Trump administration regulatory proposal that would make it harder for foreign nationals to obtain green cards if they have received government assistance.

Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Nanette Barragán, both California Democrats, said in a public comment submitted to the Homeland Security Department that the proposed regulation would represent “another misguided step in advancing this administration’s cruel, anti-immigrant agenda.”

Harris and Barragán said the proposed rule would “deter entire families, including citizen children not impacted by a public charge determination, from participating in essential public health, nutrition, and housing programs, and negatively impact businesses.”

In a separate public comment, the Congressional Black Caucus said the proposal would racially discriminate against black immigrants and fly in the face of Congress’ intentions when it decided against adding provisions to a 1996 immigration law that would have required the government to consider use of public assistance programs in weighing applications for immigration benefits.


More:  https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/democrats-join-advocates-in-opposing-public-charge-rule
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