The Trump admin continues to try to cut back any incentive for immigrants to come to America and live….
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.
“The proposed rule would cause major harm to immigrants, their families, state and local governments, health care providers, and numerous other parties throughout the nation,” said the caucus, led by Chairman Cedric L. Richmond, D-La.
The proposal, announced by the administration in October, would add Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to the list of government programs considered by immigration officials when determining if an immigrant is, or is likely to become, a “public charge.”
It is a step in the administration’s efforts to move toward a merit-based immigration system, rather than the family-based system currently in place….
Democratic best efforts to counter these moves by the Trump admin has been to go to Federal Court…..Even with judge’s rulings against admin action’s?….Sometime the government still does things they have ordered Not to do….