Doctors Call New Trump Rule a Threat to Public Health

Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps or other forms of public assistance.

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California Counties Fight Plan to Deny Green Cards for Food-Stamp Use

In a swift response to White House plans to give greater weight to an immigrant’s use of public assistance when deciding whether to approve green card applications, two Bay Area counties called the so-called “public charge rule” unconstitutional in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

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