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White House Changes Immigration Rules

Limits Permanent Residence to immigrants seeking federal aid

On Monday, the Trump administration announced new rules that would apply to how many legal immigrants would be able to achieve citizenship and permanent residence based on income and education levels. Individuals who have used housing vouchers, Medicaid, or food stamps are also affected by these rules. In total the new rules are over 830 pages long and are expected to change the current status of about 382,000 people.

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, defended the administration’s changes saying, "Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge." The new rules set by the Trump Administration would tie access to green cards, visas, and entry into the U.S. to the likelihood of individuals using public services.

Sources: CNN, NPR, NY Times
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • For the Trump Administration to be given wisdom on how best to run the U.S. immigration process. 
  • For Ken Cuccinelli to be used by God to bring perfect leadership to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. 
  • For those affected by these new rules to be able to find information, help, and hope.