California counties sue over public benefit immigration rule

San Francisco and Santa Clara counties filed the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s new rules to deny green cards to migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, came after the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement Monday of its expanded “public charge” rules to restrict legal immigration.

In a filing, the counties of Santa Clara and San Francisco argued that the rules will worsen the health and well-being of their residents, increase public health risks and financially harm the counties.

The rules, the counties argued, would result in a “chilling effect” in which migrants forgo or disenroll from federal public assistance programs to reduce the risk of being denied a green card. This practice would mean that the cost of services would shift from federal to state governments, the counties argued. …

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  1. MAGA BABY , ROCK ON MY PRESIDENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. It sounds like the President is in fact implementing the Prop # 187 that the people voted in ( many years ago ) that would have stopped all ” freebies ” for the illegals to stop them from flooding our borders looking for a life of leisure where they want for nothing at taxpayers expense. But of course , being Commiefornia where our VOTES DO NOT COUNT WHEN THEY DON’T CONFORM TO WHAT DEMOCRAPS WANT, a single judge struck the new LEGALLY VOTED IN LAW down saying that he did not like it !?!?
    Later overturned by the supreme court that pointed out that a judge does not have that authority , the law simply went away never to be heard from again. If our votes do not matter then neither do the laws that govern our country so feel free to do what ever YOU think is necessary to stop these Traitors . Hail to the Chief , Rock on my President. TRUMP FOR 2020—–M A G A
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  3. us citizen says

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh You are illegal………..you do not deserve a freakin dime for breaking the law and coming here illegally

  4. The dem’s are painting themselves into a losing corner. Are they that
    stupid not to see it? Or is this lawsuit really nothing more than pandering
    political theater.

  5. The resentment you feel about them coming here is nothing compared to the resentment they feel about you being here.

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