This week, the Trump Administration took steps to ensure that new immigrants will not be a financial burden on taxpayers. The policy isn’t new. It simply revises and clarifies the language of a rule that has been in effect for well over a century. Here’s the New York Post explaining the move:
The rule will go into effect Oct. 15 and will expand the definition of “public charge,” which Congress first approved in 1882 to ensure immigrants are self-sufficient.