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US govt's vow to cut red tape doesn't extend to legal immigrants

The proposal, expected to affect some 383,000 people annually, would boost the odds that U.S. citizenship officers would deem any legal immigrant a 'public charge'


Jennifer A Dlouhy
A Trump administration proposal to make it harder for legal immigrants to remain in the US could cause thousands of them to forgo $2.3 billion worth of food stamps and other government assistance each year.
But even with that apparent taxpayer savings, it still could be the costliest regulation the administration has proposed. That’s because of the paperwork burden it would impose on immigrants and the way the government measures the costs and benefits of regulations.
The Department of Homeland Security measure would make it more difficult for legal immigrants to get green cards authorizing them to permanently

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First Published: Sep 29 2018 | 8:57 PM IST

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