Trump's new shock to green card applicants

Trump's new shock to green card applicants

The Trump government has delivered a big shock to the aspirants who are awaiting for green cards. The US government has on Monday introduced a new regulation which will cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in US. The US government has made it clear that green cards will be rejected for immigrants who use public benefits Medicaid, food stamps (govt issues vouchers to low-income people) and housing assistance.

Generally, Green card holders in US are deemed to get permanent citizenship. Apart from above-mentioned things, the Department of Homeland Security has issued some regulations that those immigrants seeking for green card must convince Consular Officer that no public benefit will be availed in future too. However, there are exceptions to the above rule, such as benefits received by active duty member of the military, Medicaid for pregnant women, children under 21 years old and emergency medical care.

The new regulations are designed in a way that foreigners who migrate to US have to bare their own expenses rather than depending on public benefits offered by US government, a statement issued by White House stated. People who make use of public benefits beyond limit will be taken into consideration as 'Public Charge'.