The office of mayor of new York city has studied the proposal by Donald trump to limit the chances of immigrants living on welfare, to obtain a green card, and released the results of the analysis.
Because of the President’s plan may suffer about 475 thousand immigrants, and a city lost over $420 million, said today, 12 October, Bill De Blasio.
Public charge — the so-called person who is in state care because of poverty or illness. According to the statement made in September, the White house, now the immigrants are faced with a choice between becoming a public charge and a chance for a green card or citizenship. The white house argued the extension of the rules of Public Charge Grounds that the presence of public goods should not be an incentive for immigration to the country.
«This proposal is another distortion of our most important values, the mayor said de Blasio. Is not the American way to punish the family for assistance. I, as a parent, I can’t imagine how to make that agonizing decision to choose between food on the table and a chance to get a green card in the future.»
The analysis carried out by the Directorate of immigration, the Department of social services and the mayor’s office of economic opportunity, showed that because of the program trump can suffer hundreds of thousands of new Yorkers, including children, since many family can opt out of participation in the key social protection programs.
«We will fight against any attempts to threaten the well-being of hundreds of thousands of immigrant families of middle and working class» — said the representative of the immigrants in the city hall Bitta, Mostofi. — The people immigrating to new York, are the backbone of our economy, and the last sentence of the administration Trump can hold back our progress is to make new York the fairest city in the country.»
The mayor’s office reminded that this rule has not yet entered into force, and even when adopted, it will not affect immigrants who have already applied for a green card or visa.