- President Donald Trump's administration introduces more stringent regulations in the immigration rules of the United States
- Part of the regulations is that legal immigrants must now prove that they do not rely on aides from government
- Analysts believe this new regulations could have far-reaching effects on the legal immigrants
The administration of President Donald Trump has introduced new restrictions to the United State’s immigration policy and analysts fear this could affect legal immigrants into the country.
The Los Angeles Times reports described the step as one of the administration’s most aggressive move and that it targets legal immigration.
The new rules, according to the report, could deny green cards to immigrants who use food stamps, housing vouchers, Medicaid and other forms of public assistance.
The country already has in place a law that makes it mandatory for immigrants to prove that they would not become government burdens upon entry.
With the new rules, officers at US citizenship and immigration services will now weigh public assistance along with other factors such as education, household income and health to determine whether to grant legal status.
The report says the new rules will take effect from mid-October, 2019, and that they are likely to “have a wide impact in states with large immigrant communities, like California, where many families are made up of citizens and noncitizens alike.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Donald Trump recently told four congresswomen of colour to go back to where they came from and fix the rot there instead of telling the people of US how their government should be run.
Trump made the call in a thread of Twitter on Sunday, July 14, in which he said the congresswomen of colour originally came from countries whose governments are the most corrupt and inept in the world.
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