Trump moves to curb safety-net benefits for immigrants

By Dan Diamond

Immigration advocacy groups immediately criticized the White House’s move, saying there would be a chilling effect that would deter lawful immigrants from receiving benefits for which they’re eligible.

“Trump will do anything to send immigrant families the message that if you’re not white and wealthy, you’re not welcome — or even safe — here,” National Immigration Law Center Executive Director Marielena Hincapié and Center for Law and Social Policy Executive Director Olivia Golden said in a joint statement.


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