New US rule to hurt S Asians badly

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

WASH­ING­TON: South Asian com­mu­ni­ties in the US have op­posed the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion’s pro­posal to change the def­i­ni­tion of pub­lic charge, claim­ing it will have a detri­men­tal im­pact on new le­gal im­mi­grants, par­tic­u­larly those from South Asia. Un­der the De­part­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity pro­posal, the def­i­ni­tion of “pub­lic charge” would in­clude an im­mi­grant “who re­ceives one or more pub­lic ben­e­fits” and if the per­son is likely to re­ceive pub­lic ben­e­fits at any time in the fu­ture. The pro­posed change in the def­i­ni­tion is part of the draft “pub­lic charge” rule, un­der which im­mi­grants may be de­nied green card if they have re­ceived gov­ern­ment ben­e­fits in the past or are likely to re­ceive one in the fu­ture.

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