Thirteen states filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the Department of Homeland Security also challenging the rule and San Francisco and Santa Clara countries in California filed a lawsuit challenging the rule on Tuesday.
The Trump administration is on a course to remake the face of immigration in America in ways that would turn it whiter and wealthier.
"So, if the US citizen was utilizing, let's say Medicaid, they will hesitate because they don't want their loved one or their family member who's applying for a green card to be impacted negatively", says Tariq.
In particular, Marielena Hincapié, director of the National Immigration Law Center, was quoted by CNBC as saying that "this news is a cruel new step toward weaponizing programs that are intended to help people by making them, instead, a means of separating families and sending immigrants and communities of color one message: you are not welcome here". As in the past, the use of the LPC provision will disproportionately burden poor and working-class immigrant households by separating families and placing substantial economic barriers to their integration as vital parts of this "nation of immigrants". The impact is particularly great in California, which has more than 10 million immigrants. Trump has long attacked immigration from poorer nations, such as those in Latin America, stating that immigrants from this region were predominantly criminals.
The new criteria means 22 million non-citizen residents of the United States who are using public services such as food stamps and public health care will not be able to obtain green cards or USA citizenship.
Researchers at UCLA predict people from immigrant families, even if they wouldn't actually be subject to the rule, will be afraid to access government aid programs out of concern that could harm their immigration applications or those of their family members. "That is simply unacceptable", Becerra said in prepared remarks. Becerra's mother was born in Mexico, coming to the USA after marrying his father, and he said she likely would have been affected by the policy.
The official added the words "who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge".
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced new legal action on a Trump administration policy that would make it harder for those who rely on public benefits to get green cards or visas.
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After Bloomberg reached out, Facebook confirmed that it isn't doing it anymore, referencing the coverage of the other companies. Facebook has admitted that it hired people to transcribe users' voice chats to ensure that its AI can understand the messages.
In recent years, it's taken on new meaning as a rallying cry against President Trump's immigration policies.
Guidance is a term in administrative law used to describe a variety of documents created by government agencies to explain, interpret, or advise interested parties about rules, laws, and procedures.
"Through the public charge rule, President (Donald) Trump's administration is reinforcing the ideals of self-sufficiency and personal responsibility, ensuring that immigrants are able to support themselves and become successful here in America", said Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, during a White House briefing August 12.
There are more than 250,000 immigrants who work in Oregon, while about 132,000 children with at least one immigrant parent receive care through Oregon Health Plan.
"The Rule will disproportionately block admission of non-white, non-European immigrants from Asia, Latin America, and Africa", and create more obstacles for them in the path to USA citizenship, Becerra added. Public health and social service providers report that immigrants are anxious about seeking medical and housing aid for themselves and their children, who may be USA citizens. And it says the rule violates states' rights to protect their residents.
The state attorneys general of California and NY threatened to sue. They were joined by Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico and Rhode Island.