December 12, 2018

32 cities oppose Trump regime immigrant welfare rules

The Hill -A coalition of 32 cities led by New York and Chicago have come out in opposition to a Trump administration proposal that would link welfare and immigration benefits.

In the multi-city comment, representatives argued that the proposed rule from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services iolates the Administrative Procedure Act, among other federal laws.

The dozens of cities joined advocacy groups in filing public comments against the USCIS proposal. The proposed rule received 210,889 public comments before the comment process closed late Monday.

Under the rule, USCIS –– the agency that processes visas, permanent residency and naturalizations –– would take into account applicants' use of welfare programs in deciding if they are eligible for immigration benefits.

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