US introduces new rules restricting legal immigration

US new rules restricting legal immigration

US new rules restricting legal immigration

In recent years, it's taken on new meaning as a rallying cry against President Trump's immigration policies. The regulation is expected to be challenged by immigration groups in court.

During the briefing, Cuccinelli was asked by CBS News Radio correspondent Steven Portnoy if the words on the base of the statue, which have been there since 1903, should "come down".

The official added the words "who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge".

With the new rules, officers at U.S. citizenship and immigration services will now weigh public assistance along with other factors such as education, household income and health to determine whether to grant legal status.

Director of Citizen and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli suggested a little tweak to the famous Emma Lazarus "give me your exhausted, your poor" poem on NPR Morning Edition Tuesday.

Ken Cuccinelli was responding to a question about whether the updated regulations continued in the spirit of Emma Lazarus' sentiments in "The New Colossus" that are etched on the Statue of Liberty.

But the new rules tighten the definition of who is or will become a "public charge" by imposing tighter guidelines.

Kenneth Cuccinelli, the acting Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, countered that the changes would ensure that people who came to the US were not a drain on tax-payers and were self-sufficient.

Give me your exhausted, your poor ... but not too poor.

He insisted that the poem plaque was placed on the Statue of Liberty at nearly the same time as the first public charge law. "Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" "Our rule generally prevents aliens who are likely to become a public charge from coming to the United States or remaining here and getting a green card".

It also does not apply to refugees and asylum applicants. In addition, immigrants who have lower incomes or less formal education could be denied permanent status if deemed more likely to need public assistance in the future.

Others pointed to his background as the attorney general of Virginia, in which he led a conservative campaign against immigration and homosexuality.

The White House said in a statement on the same day that this provision would help ensure that immigrants were financially self-sufficient rather than relying on US public welfare to safeguard the interests of USA citizens.

Legit.ng earlier reported that President Donald Trump recently told four congresswomen of colour to go back to where they came from and fix the rot there instead of telling the people of U.S. how their government should be run.

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