About the bill
President Trump is trying to crack down on legal immigrants who use too much in taxpayer-funded benefits programs. But is any use at all “too much”?
In September, a new policy would make it easier for the feds to deny issuing or extending green cards to legal immigrants if they’ve used certain government assistance programs such as food stamps or welfare benefits.
The rule would also allow the government to preemptively deny such green cards even for those who have never used such assistance programs, if they believe someone is “likely to receive” such assistance in the future.
Such a rule has existed in a much more limited form since since at least 1999 during the Clinton Administration, but this overhaul would dramatically expand its scope.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 27th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Oct 9, 2018
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on October 9, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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57 Cosponsors (57 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Pingree Moves to Block Implementation of Administrations Latest Anti-Legal-Immigrant Proposal”
— Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 10, 2018
Oct 9, 2018
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Jun 12, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3222 (116th).
H.R. 7052 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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