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Trump Administration Restores “Public Charge” Wealth Test for Green Card Applicants

HeadlineSep 24, 2020

The Trump administration has restored a wealth test rule for green card applicants, after suspending the hard-line immigration policy during the pandemic. The so-called public charge rule allows immigration officials to deny permanent residency to documented, low-income immigrants who seek benefits — including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers.

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