New im­mi­grant rules are heart­less, cruel

The Palm Beach Post - - OPINION: THE DEBATE STARTS HERE -

No one should have to choose be­tween feed­ing their fam­ily and stay­ing in this coun­try. But that is the sit­u­a­tion many will find them­selves in if pro­posed changes to U.S. immigration pol­icy pro­ceed.

Ac­cord­ing to the new changes, a per­son can be de­nied per­ma­nent res­i­dency if they have re­ceived SNAP, Med­i­caid, fed­eral hous­ing as­sis­tance or other anti-poverty as­sis­tance. This is just plain wrong.

The ad­min­is­tra­tion must change course. And Congress and peo­ple across the coun­try should stand up against any change that cuts fam­i­lies off from food and med­i­cal care.

HAR­VEY MET­ZGER, BOYN­TON BEACH

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