This could include proof that they will be covered under a family or employment-based healthcare plan.
While USPresident Donald Trump has cracked down on undocumented immigrants - with border arrests and his controversial wall - be has also sought to tighten the rules for legal immigration, making asylum more hard, for instance and denying poorer immigrants. "That means that people from Poland can easily travel there, and people from here can easily go back and forth", Trump said at the White House.
Doug Rand, an Obama White House immigration official, said some 23,000 Indians are likely to be impacted by the rule (not necessarily denied, but affected).
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Scholars have long debated the costs and benefits of immigration to the United States, with some focusing on the costs of health care and education while others noting that immigrants and their children contribute millions in income, property and sales taxes.
'Lawful immigrants are about three times more likely than United States citizens to lack health insurance, ' Trump said in the proclamation. Immigrants should not further saddle the American taxpayers with higher costs, he added. We do not want to do anything to encourage more illegal immigration into this country. The figure dwindles to 8 percent when it comes to American citizens. "They are stifling legal immigration of workers who contribute to the economy".
"The administration is on-the-record wanting to cut legal immigration, and particularly wanting to cut legal immigration of lower-skilled, lower-paid immigrants who are probably less likely to have health insurance coverage", said Randy Capps, director of US programs research at the nonpartisan think tank the Migration Policy Institute. If someone is denied a green card, they are not deported but stay at the immigration status they were.