Unlike other "welfare" programs, however, this one benefits the middle class.
The "whole-of-government" approach to the coronavirus doesn't pause President Donald Trump's anti-welfare agenda.
Too many Puerto Ricans are getting disability benefits, the administration claims.
The third draft regulation in a year would shrink benefits for millions.
Experts argue millions of low-income migrants may have to choose between needed services and staying in the U.S. legally.
California, along with a coalition of other states, says the new "public charge" rule creates unnecessary barriers for immigrants to obtain legal status.
Santa Clara and San Francisco counties filed the lawsuit after the Department of Homeland Security announced its new rules to restrict legal immigration.
“Under this rule, children will go hungry; families will go without medical care," Letitia James said of the new "public charge" policy.
The rule change is one of the most aggressive efforts by the Trump administration to restrict legal immigration.