A Court on Tuesday blocked proposed Trump administration changes that would have prevented more immigrants who use social services from seeking permanent residence in the United States. Fear of Trump’s “public charge” rule changes had made some immigrant families wary of using public school services such as free school lunch.
California is one of nine states fighting this policy in federal court that won an injunction stopping proposed changes that would have denied green cards to immigrants using social services such as CalFresh/SNAP food stamps, Medicaid health programs or public housing assistance.
The changes had been set to take effect on Oct. 15. Even though school services used by children of immigrants would not have changed a parent’s status, uncertainty was affecting parent behavior in Los Angeles and across the country.Read More