Proposed immigration policy penalizes legal residents for use of public benefits

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The Trump administration has proposed reinterpreting a piece of immigration law intended to screen whether legal immigrants are likely to be self-supporting or end up consuming public benefits. Known as the “public charge” rule, it’s sowing concern even among green card holders and permanent residents, who fear that signing up for social services may jeopardize their ability to stay in the U.S.

Listen to the audio and read the transcript here:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/proposed-immigration-policy-penalizes-legal-residents-for-use-of-public-benefits

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