Using public assistance? It’ll be tougher to get a green card

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People in line at the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) in Los Angeles, which takes walk-in appointments for legal help. Photo by Benjamin Gottlieb.

Under new federal rules, if an immigration officer determines you are a strain on public benefits, or likely to be one in the future, you could become ineligible for permanent residency. 

 

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Host:
Steve Chiotakis

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Jenna Kagel