On the 12th local time, the US government announced a new decree, or caused thousands of immigrants to apply for a permanent residence permit (green card) because they were too poor. US law has always had green card applicants not to be a “public burden” requirement, but this new regulation expands the scope of the “public burden” and balances factors such as education, household income, health and age to determine whether to approve Green card application. The US “political” news website said that Trump’s move will reshape the US immigration system, and CNN believes that the New Deal will reshape the demographic structure of US legal immigrants. Some immigration protection organizations have vowed to sue the Trump administration.
According to the New York Times report on the 12th, this new regulation will take effect on October 15th, targeting foreign residents who legally enter the United States and apply for a green card every year. Since then, whether the US government will issue a green card to immigrants will be his wealth. According to an assessment by the US Immigration Advisory Agency, more than half of those applying for a US green card will not be approved. The White House said that 22 million foreign residents could not get a green card.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Kuchnelli said at the White House on the 12th that the “not to be a public burden” would encourage those who seek to stay in the United States to become self-reliant and self-sufficient. Not relying on social welfare. Kuchnelli said that it was just because the past did not clearly define what constitutes a “public burden”, and this time it is necessary to clarify. The New Deal clearly pointed out that “public burden” refers to individuals who receive one or more designated public benefits for more than 12 months in any consecutive 36-month period, and receive two different benefits within one month, for two months. Calculation. The New York Times said that low-income immigrants would be denied green cards if they were found to be likely to use free medical care, food stamps, housing subsidies or other forms of public resources. In contrast, wealthy immigrants who are less likely to use government benefits will have an increased chance of getting a green card. US government officials say the rule does not apply to those who have already received a green card, certain members of the military, refugees and asylum seekers, as well as pregnant women and people under the age of 21.
Rand, the immigration official of the former President Obama administration and the founder of the immigration protection organization, said that the Trump administration used the new immigration policy to achieve “one stone and two birds”: both punishing poor immigrants using public welfare and reducing the number of immigrants. The Washington Post said on the 12th that when Trump hopes to build a wall on the US-Mexico border, the new immigration policy is a powerful tool for the Trump administration to add “systemic obstacles” to the US immigration system. The Trump administration has tightened its political asylum system, reducing the number of refugee applications and strengthening the government’s power to arrest and expel illegal immigrants. Analysts believe that this regulation will significantly reduce family-based immigrants, especially those from Africa and Latin America, whose incomes are lower than in other parts of the world.
However, US Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Cochinelli claims that the Trump administration’s goal is not to target low-income immigrants. He said: “Of course we hope that everyone’s income comes from their own efforts.” “A poor man can also be self-sufficient, and American history has proved this.” The Los Angeles Times said on the 12th that the Trump administration is fighting immigration. The new policy will have a major impact on the country of immigration, California, and it will also harm the US economy as a whole. O’Herda, an associate professor at the University of California at Berkeley, said that Trump’s “new public burden” policy is completely contrary to the concept of immigration integration that drives the US economy. He also said that Trump’s policy will backfire. The California economy needs to absorb immigrants as soon as possible. As long as they become legal immigrants or gain US status, their productivity will be greatly released and their ability to serve the US economy will increase.
At the same time, a large number of immigrants may waive the use of government-funded projects because they fear retaliation from the immigration department. CBS said on the 12th that doctors, civil servants and Democrats fear that the new rules will punish poor immigrants who use important government benefits, prompting some parents to stop their children’s nutrition or medical plans, even if they are American citizens.
Immigration groups are already protesting this new regulation. Xin Kappi, director of the National Immigration Law Center, said on the 12th: “This is a cruel means of weaponizing immigration projects, a tool for the separation of immigrant families, and signals to immigrants and people of color: the United States does not welcome you. New Deal The damage caused will last for decades.” The center said that the New Deal should “redefine the immigration system to abolish the rights of the poor and favor the rich” and they will sue the US government for this provision.
“(Government) This is an administrative order to bypass Congress and do what it can’t do through Congress.” Former immigration official Rand told Reuters on the 12th that the purpose of the new regulations is to let immigrants give up their legal rights, not Dare to enjoy public welfare. The US government estimates that the identity of approximately 382,000 immigrants will be used as a review criterion.