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Proposed Regulations Could Penalize Immigrants

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by Bill Hangley

The latest leaks in Washington indicate that the Trump administration remains serious about discouraging documented immigrants and their children from using federally funded health and nutrition programs – a policy change that could have wide-ranging implications for the Philadelphia School District and its students.

“What they’re saying is that they’re going to greatly broaden the conditions in which [immigrants] could be considered a ‘public charge,’” said Mark Greenberg of the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. “This would count against you.”

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