In an incredibly short-sighted move, the Trump Administration is proposing that legal immigrants be denied green cards if they use almost any publicly supported social service. This move is prompting many to not use these services now, even before the rule is formalized.
In addition these articles about the effort, I’ve embedded a PBS NewsHour video segment from tonight which describes the destructive effects its having already:
Maria is a doctor, a mom, and a legal immigrant. But she decided not to enroll her underweight, US-citizen baby in a program that would help get the baby’s weight up because it might jeopardize her own right to stay here, thanks to a Trump-proposed policy https://t.co/k5ur9KVpHY
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) October 19, 2018