Trump revives controversial ‘public charge’ immigration clause – Business Insider

Trump revives controversial ‘public charge’ immigration clause – Business Insider

During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the US without exceeding the nation’s existing quotas.

The primary mechanism that kept them out: the immigration law’s “likely to become a public charge” clause. Consular officials with the authority to issue visas denied them to everyone they deemed incapable of supporting themselves in the U.S.

The Trump administration is now resurrecting “the public charge” clause as a way to limit legal immigration without changing immigration law. On August 12, US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced new regulations that will deny admission to those unable to prove under tough new standards that they won’t claim government benefits.

via Trump revives controversial ‘public charge’ immigration clause – Business Insider

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