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LETTER Immigrants attacked
2018-10-17

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Dear Windy City Times:

The Trump administration has proposed changes to our immigration system, this time going after low-income immigrants. This new proposed rule would bar an individual who is likely to become a "public charge" to update their status to lawful permanent resident.

A "public charge" as defined by the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services ( USCIS ) referee to an individual who is likely to become dependent on government for subsistence, as demonstrated by either the receipt of public cash assistance—such as Social Security tncome, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families ( TANF ).

What this means is that any immigrant using these resources may not be allowed to eventually become a lawful permanent resident.

Make no mistake this is a direct attack on our families.

To learn more about the Public Charge, visit www.uscis.gov/greencard/public-charge and https://www.nilc.org/issues/economic-support/public-charge-overview/.

Organizations and individuals can submit a formal comment on the proposed rule changes. To submit a comment, visit https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/10/10/2018-21106/inadmissibility-on-public-charge-grounds.

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