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Draft Trump Admin Plan Would Punish Immigrants on Government Assistance

HeadlineFeb 09, 2018
 h14 trump plan targets child healthcare

The Trump administration is considering a plan that could see immigrants who apply for several forms of U.S. government assistance barred from obtaining visas or green cards. A draft document from the Department of Homeland Security obtained by the website Vox shows the plan would target immigrants who enroll their children in Head Start or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, or who apply for food stamps, housing, home heating or transportation subsidies. Immigrant rights groups say the draft rules could force many families to choose between subsistence and a chance to become permanent U.S. residents.

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