New Trump rule targets poor and could cut legal immigration in half, advocates say
The long-anticipated rule, pushed by Trump’s leading aide on immigrant visa, Stephen Miller, takes effect Oct 15. It would reject applicants for temporary or permanent visas if they fail to meet high enough income standards. If they receive public assistance such as welfare, food stamps, public housing or Medicaid. visa company in Gurgaon
The Trump administration is trying to bypass Congress and implement its own merit based-immigration system. It’s really a backdoor way of prohibiting low-income people from immigrating. It said Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. The rule is part of Republican Trump’s efforts to curb both legal and illegal immigration, an issue he has made a cornerstone of his presidency. After the rule announced, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) said it would file a lawsuit to stop it from taking effect. The group’s executive director said the rule was racially motivated. The state attorneys general of California and New York threatened to sue.