"It's not only a recipe for their success, but for America's success growing out of our immigration system".
"While we can not definitively prove that the public charge proposal has caused these changes to SNAP participation, we identify an important correlation that, reinforced by anecdotal and survey evidence, suggests a chilling effect: eligible immigrant families are avoiding SNAP out of fear of potential immigration consequences", city officials wrote in the June analysis.
The new rule may soon draw challenges in court from immigrants' rights groups and state attorneys general, which has become a common occurrence as the Trump Administration has attempted to crack down on both legal and illegal immigration. The distinctions don't matter to President Trump.
The new rules threatened to set back the citizenship hopes of millions of mostly Hispanic migrants who work for low wages and depend in part on public services to get by.
Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) states that prospective visa and green card holders are inadmissible if the individual "at the time of application for admission or adjustment of status, is likely at any time to become a public charge".
The ruling could impact some 22 million non-citizen legal residents of the country, and the estimated 10.5 million unauthorised immigrants, most of them-long-term residents.
The rule is prospective, and will only apply to applications starting October 1. Officials say this will ensure that those who are granted access to the US can be financially self-sufficient taxpayers who aren't in need of federal entitlements. A response was awaited to from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which will be the DHS agency using the new rule, about official estimates.
The regulation also excludes benefits for individuals in the USA armed forces, as well as their spouses and children.
Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, said in a statement that the rule is "a cruel new step toward weaponizing programs that are intended to help people by making them, instead, a means of separating families and sending immigrants and communities of color one message: you are not welcome here".
Officials can take into account an applicant's financial resources, health, education, skills, family status and age.
"It will also have the long-term benefit of protecting taxpayers by ensuring people who are immigrating to this country don't become public burdens, that they can stand on their own two feet, as immigrants in years past have done", Cuccinelli said. Some 800,000 green cards were granted in 2016.
Cuccinelli says he's "certainly not prepared to take anything down off the Statue of Liberty".
Miller, asked in 2017 about whether the administration's policies toward immigration countered that American inscription, said the words were not original to the monument. Before that, Conservative Review's Daniel Horowitz lays out, America had a long history of prudentially restricting immigration based on the potential that a newcomer might not be self-sufficient once admitted.
A 2016 analysis from the libretarian Cato Institute found that non citizen immigrants - a category that includes green card holders, asylum seekers, refugees, temporary workers and unauthorized immigrants - were much less likely than the US -born population to use public benefits. One of the more pointed questions: Should the plaque on the Statue of Liberty be removed?