A New Immigration Rule might Ban People who Receives Certain Public Benefits from Getting a Green Card

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a proposed rule that will define a law according to which people who enter and remain in the United States temporarily or permanently will have to provide for themselves and will not be able to ask the Government for any public benefits. Please click here to see the proposed rule. Based on the new rule all U.S. immigrants will have to show that they are not burdens on American taxpayers.  The Government will make an evaluation on how likely a Green Card candidate will become a public charge at any time in the future. According to the proposed regulation, a public charge definitions a person who receives certain public benefits. E.g. federal, state, local, or tribal cash assistance for income maintenance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid (with limited exceptions for Medicaid benefits paid for an “emergency medical condition,” and for certain disability services related to education), Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps), institutionalization for long-term care at government expense, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance, and Public Housing.  However, there will be some exemptions, such as asylees, refugees, and other categories of vulnerable individuals are not subject to the public charge ground of inadmissibility, along with aliens serving in active duty or in the Ready Reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces, or the spouse or child of the service member.  Also, DHS would not consider disaster relief, emergency medical assistance, benefits received by an alien’s U.S. citizen children, and Medicaid benefits received by children of U.S. citizens and potential adoptive children of U.S. citizens. Please go to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website to learn more.

Does it worth to take a chance to ask the Government for a free insurance and lose a chance to become a U.S. resident? 

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Always remember that visitor’s insurance doesn’t cover preventive care which costs so much cheaper than medical expenses for accident, pre-existing conditions or new sickness including but not limited to ER, hospital stay, surgery, tests, etc.
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