Trump Regulations Rig Immigration System for the Wealthy, Put Millions of Families at Risk

Press reports suggest that the Trump administration may soon act unilaterally to put forward proposals that will restrict access to immigration for applicants with incomes under $60,000. For example, various leaked proposals would put immigrants at risk if they — or potentially their families, including children born in the United States — get health care under Medicaid or Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) or if they get help under the Earned Income Tax Credit. Olivia Golden said “compromising a child’s ability to thrive is not only immoral, it’s deeply damaging to the future of our nation” during a press call this week, where advocates decried the leaked proposals.

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