Evangelical group calls Trump admin’s new immigration rule ‘counter-effective,’ ‘short-sighted’

By The Christian Post

Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli speaks about immigration policy at the White House during a briefing August 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C. | Win McNamee/Getty Images

An evangelical humanitarian organization says the Trump administration’s newly announced public charge rule “short-sighted” and “counter-effective.”

On Monday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli announced that a new public charge rule would be implemented to prevent legal immigrants from getting green cards if they rely on food stamps, Medicaid, or other taxpayer-funded services. It is scheduled to take effect on Oct. 15.

Cuccinelli said that while federal law has required foreign-born residents to rely on their own resources since 1996, Congress had never defined what the term public charge meant.

Source:The Christian Post