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Trump’s New Immigration Plan: Protecting Taxpayers or Stoking Resentments?

Trump’s New Immigration Plan: Protecting Taxpayers or Stoking Resentments?

Trump’s New Immigration Plan: Protecting Taxpayers or Stoking Resentments?The Trump administration is finalizing a proposal that would make it more difficult for legal immigrants to get citizenship or green cards if they have ever used public assistance programs including Obamacare, food stamps and children’s health insurance, NBC News’ Julia Ainsley reports. The plan would reportedly also limit citizenship for immigrants who received public assistance for their children, even if those children are already citizens. The rationale: “The administration is committed to enforcing existing immigration law, which is clearly intended to protect the American taxpayer by ensuring that foreign nationals seeking to enter or remain in the U.S are self-sufficient,” a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security told NBC.

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