August 2019

Trump Admin Announces New Rule That Could Limit Legal Immigration

The regulation announced on Monday makes rejection of green card and visa applications easier.Under the rule, low income and low education applicants could be rejected.In addition, those who have used federal benefits such as food stamps and housing vouchers could also be rejected.The acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director said the rule will encourage "self-reliance and self-sufficiency for those seeking to come to or stay in the United States.".During his statement at the White House, the acting director also responded to questions as to whether the rule unfairly targeted low-income applicants.We certainly expect people of any income to be able to stand on their own two feet, so if people are not able to be self-sufficient, than this negative factor is going to bear very heavily against them in a decision about whether they'll be able to become a legal permanent resident. , Ken Cuccinelli, Acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director, via CNN.The 837-page rule is expected to affect nearly 383,000 people